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Unless Congress finds a way to repeal the Affordable Care Act over the next 10 months -- after more than 60 failed attempts -- President Barack Obama will leave office with his signature legislation … more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has launched a new health analytics platform for Rhode Island primary care providers. more
University Surgical Associates announced that Dr. Paul Morrissey recently received the 2015 Milton Hamolsky Outstanding Physician Award for his contributions to developing and ensuring the success of kidney transplant procedures. Along with colleague Dr. Reginald Gohh, Morrissey was selected to receive this honor by the medical staff at Rhode Island Hospital. Morrissey and Gohh are the first joint winners of this award. more
Amgen Inc. won a legal victory over Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in an intellectual property battle over their cholesterol-reducing drugs. Regeneron said it would appeal the decision. more
Newport Hospital will offer a community lecture on coping with menopause on March 22 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Ginny Bass will discuss ways women can manage the symptoms of menopause. more
After conducting a national search, the University of Rhode Island has named Barbara E. Wolfe, associate dean for research and professor at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, its new dean of the College of Nursing. more
In Rhode Island, eight percent of high school students smoke and an additional 500 youth under the age of 18 become daily smokers each year. The Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership and the CVS Health Foundation, a private foundation created by CVS Health, are working together to reduce youth tobacco use statewide. more
State Rep. Edith H. Ajello, D-Providence, and state Sen. Gayle L. Goldin, D-Providence, believe physicians should have the freedom to move freely from one employer to another and maintain their professional relationships with their patients, regardless of their place of employment. To that end, they have introduced legislation in the House and Senate, 2016-H 7586 and 2016-S 2578, respectively, to limit the use of restrictive covenants in physician employment contracts. more
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
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