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The accidental drug overdose problem continues in the state, and the Hospital Association of Rhode Island recently released a statement detailing ways that the state’s hospitals have been responding to the crisis. more
The good news about health care spending continues. In the first nine months of this fiscal year, Medicare spending increased only 1.2 percent in nominal terms, and for 2014, it’s now projected to be $1,000 lower per beneficiary than the Congressional Budget Office said it would be as recently as 2010. Even the Medicare trustees are starting to recognize that something big may be happening. more
One man who is in his 30s came into the Foster office of WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Center when he finally got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. more
Per capita consumer spending in Rhode Island grew 9 percent between 2009 and 2012, signifying improved consumer confidence since the Great Recession but lagging New England and U.S. spending growth for the same period, according to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data released Thursday. more
CVS Caremark Corp., the biggest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., reported profit that beat analysts’ estimates after adding new customers in its pharmacy services business. more
President and CEO of Healthcentric Advisors talks about the $53.4 million contract the nonprofit received as part of CMS’ Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization program. more
Two nurse practitioners pursuing doctorates at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded scholarships from The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and Veterans Healthcare. more
The Ronald McDonald House of Providence recently announced that Joanne Chang, Diane Hollingworth, Tina Ledo, Monica Neronha and Scott Stephens have been voted onto its board of directors. more
Rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease is the subject of the 21st annual Professional Development Conference sponsored by the Southern New England Rehabilitation Center on Sept. 12, 2014. more
The Annals of Family Medicine has published an article showing that women with a history of pregnancy loss are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in adulthood than other women. The work was completed by physicians in the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. more
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