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South County Hospital has been included on the Immunization Action Coalition’s “Influenza Honor Roll” for 2016. more
The AARP named Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, Sens. Gayle L. Goldin, D-Providence, and Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and Reps. Eileen S. Naughton, D-Warwick, and Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, as 2015 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group from 25 states. These elected officials have furthered policies to help family caregivers who enable elder Rhode Islanders to independently “age in place” in their homes, according to the organization. more
While retail health care clinics have been viewed by policy makers and insurers as a way to decrease health care spending by replacing expensive emergency department or physician office visits, the clinics may actually increase spending if they create a demand for more services, typically an extra $14 annually. more
UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s OptumRx unit struck an agreement to ease customers’ access to drugs through Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s drugstores, a move to help the business compete with rival pharmacy benefit managers. more
Should potential conflicts of interest involving disbursement of government funding be avoided at all costs? If you are WatchdogRI.org, a nonprofit policy-research organization founded by former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Block, … more
Dr. Sonali Pandya has joined Women & Infants' Breast Health Center as a breast surgeon. She is returning to Women & Infants, where she completed the Society of Surgical Oncology Breast Disease Fellowship in 2010. She holds a bachelor's degree from … more
Westbay Community Action Inc. recently was awarded a $200,000 two-year grant from the National WIC Association to address nutrition needs of children under five, as well as pregnant women and mothers in Kent County. more
(Updated 1:11 p.m.) Brown University and other local universities were recognized in annual graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report released Wednesday. more
Barbara E. Wolfe, associate dean for research and professor at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, has been named dean of the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing, following a national search. more
Currently, antenatal corticosteroids (betamethasone), which helps mature an infant’s lungs, are recommended for all women going into labor before 34 weeks’ gestation. However, many babies born between 34 and 36 weeks’ gestation also require respiratory support at birth. A recently completed study evaluated whether neonates born at these later gestational ages would also benefit from antenatal corticosteroids. more
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