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In 1990, the obesity rate in Rhode Island was about 10 percent. Today it's 27.4 percent and according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, projected to be more than 50 percent by 2030. That means we are headed for having 500,000 obese … more
Dr. Katherine Dallow has been appointed vice president of Clinical Affairs at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. She also serves as an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard University. She holds an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College and … more
Dr. Joseph Lifrak has joined the Southcoast Physician Group. Lifrak is a member of the Providence College athletic program's medical staff. He holds bachelor's degree from Tulane University and an M.D. from Brown University. more
Dr. Christopher Chihlas has joined the Southcoast Physician Group. Chihlas' clinical interests include orthopedic fragility/osteoporosis, with an expertise in foot and ankle conditions. He holds an M.D. from the Virginia Commonwealth University's … more
Dr. Matt Collins has joined Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island as the vice president of clinical integration. He joins BCBS from Fallon Community Health Plan, where he served as senior director of medical affairs. He holds an M.D. from Howard … more
Medtronic PLC, the world’s biggest maker of heart-rhythm devices, reported first-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates on strong demand for its newest products to monitor the heart and repair damaged valves. more
A biomedical engineering professor at the University of Rhode Island has received a $6 million National Science Foundation grant for research to show how the nervous system functions in health and disease. more
CVS Health Corp.’s move a year ago to give up tobacco seems to be helping some smokers stop or cut back as well. more
Novartis AG began selling the first copy of a biotechnology drug in the U.S., offering a 15 percent discount to the original after a U.S. appeals court rejected Amgen Inc.’s last-ditch effort to protect its blockbuster cancer drug Neupogen. more
Betty Sadaniantz has been named dean of the St. Joseph School of Nursing. more
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