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A statewide initiative was launched Monday to improve health care for all Rhode Islanders. more
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
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
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2016 Rhode Island small business award winners this week. more
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
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – CleanSlate Centers last week announced that former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy has accepted a position on the company's board of directors. CleanSlate Centers is a collection of outpatient addiction-treatment centers … more
A series of five free skin cancer screenings will be offered in July and August at Rhode Island beaches. more
Designers who are developing new products need to have an audience that can offer criticism and feedback. For a class of graduate students at Rhode Island School of Design, that audience came at Laurelmead, a retirement community where … more
A study from Hasbro Children’s Hospital has found that nearly 50 percent of teens seen in the emergency department for any reason report peer violence and nearly 50 percent also report being the victims of cyberbullying. Almost one-quarter of teens in the ED also report symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder. more
With childhood obesity among Hispanic children even more prevalent than among the general population, researchers at Memorial Hospital recently published a study examining the subject. more
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