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Michael Noonan is a clinical instructor for the University of Rhode Island’s physical-therapy program, as well as the founder of the family-run practice, Physical Therapy Services of Rhode Island. He comes from a long line of health professionals, which influenced his love for helping others. Noonan utilizes a holistic approach, which can eliminate the need for more drastic interventions such as heavy medications or surgery. Noonan is also a pastor at Living Truth Church in North Kingstown and he holds a B.S. in physical therapy from Marquette University and an M.S. in business management from Cardinal Stritch College. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has awarded more than $2 million in new funding to eight community-based agencies to provide evidence-based, home-visiting services for pregnant women and families with young children in Rhode Island, the agency announced last week. more
LINCOLN – Coastal Medical, as part of its ongoing effort to improve health outcomes while lowering overall health expenditures, recently announced that it is hosting free diabetes self-management classes at its Lincoln location. more
PROVIDENCE – The 29th annual AIDS Walk for Life has been scheduled for Sept. 27, starting and ending on the Statehouse lawn. more
BOSTON – Boston University School of Medicine is offering free online training to doctors and other prescription-drug prescribers to help them balance the benefits and risks of prescribing opioid pain relievers. more
PROVIDENCE – On the eve of the 49th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law, new information released recently by the federal Department of Health and Human Services shows that Rhode Islanders with Medicare have saved $35,237,763 on prescription drugs as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Nationally, more than 8.2 million seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare continue to enjoy prescription-drug savings as a result of the Affordable Care Act, saving $11.5 billion since 2010. more
PROVIDENCE – With funding having been found at the last minute during this year’s budgetary sessions at the Statehouse, the state’s Boston-based poison-control services have been extended through June 2015. more
Gilead Sciences Inc. agreed to make its hepatitis C medicines the exclusive treatments for CVS Health Corp. customers, intensifying a drug-industry rivalry to win patients for the $1,000-a-day medicines. 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
The Lifespan nonprofit health care system generated total operating revenue of $1.7 billion in 2013, with total operating expenses of $1.72 billion and net income of $17 million, according to Lifespan’s annual financial statement. more
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