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Dan Aziz always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but he didn’t know what type of company he’d start until he spent a little time in a Providence supermarket. Interviewing customers for a Brown University class in the nutritional-supplements aisle of a local Whole Foods, Aziz heard persistent complaints about the size and taste of vitamin pills for pregnant women, sparking an idea. Aziz created Premama, a drinkable, prenatal supplement that’s now on the shelves of the same Whole Foods where he was interviewing customers, as well as in Target and infant chain Buy Buy Baby. In September, Aziz’s Luna Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed on the first half of a $1 million funding round led by Cherrystone Angel Group, which allowed the Providence company to hire its second full-time employee and move to expand. more
Dunkin’ Donuts recently announced the launch of a new joint initiative with Hasbro Children’s Hospital to promote child safety and reduce the risk of preventable injuries. more
PAWTUCKET – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island appointed Dr. Natalia Lukankina to its medical staff in the department of pediatrics. more
PROVIDENCE – A new study by Brown University researchers in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports a significant association between living near a major roadway and the risk of high blood pressure. more
PAWTUCKET – The internal-medicine residency program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently announced that 100 percent of the graduating Class of 2014 passed the American Board of Internal Medicine, certifying them as physicians. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Despite recommendations by the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force that women don’t need regular mammograms until age 50, the American Cancer Society continues to recommend screenings begin annually at age 40, and South County Hospital Breast Health Coordinator Susan Hall agrees. more
PROVIDENCE – PACE Organization of Rhode Island recently promoted Dr. Tsewang Gyurmey to vice president of medical affairs. more
PROVIDENCE – Using a micro-engineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, Brown University researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. more
When patients shop for lab tests, scans and other medical procedures, they save money – an average of $125 on expensive imaging services, for example, according to a study that evaluated consumer price comparisons for U.S. health services for the first time. more
DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has added four new degrees in health care management, data science and chemistry/biochemistry. more
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