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Rhode Island has the sixth-highest smoking costs in the nation, according to a WalletHub study released Tuesday in light of Tobacco-Free Awareness Week. more
Delta Dental of Rhode Island awarded a $25,000 grant to Rhode Island Donated Dental Services through its annual challenge grant program in collaboration with the Rhode Island Dental Association. more
The Diabetes Management Center at Fatima Hospital is offering two two-hour classes that will meet weekly for five weeks beginning Wednesday, March 2. Classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the hospital’s auditorium, with one additional session on Thursday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to noon in the rear of the cafeteria. more
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that some 500,000 babies are born prematurely each year – representing one of every eight live births in the United States – data from the March of Dimes indicate some 380,000 babies – or about one in 10 – are born prematurely each year. more
Thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Dr. Charles Eaton, director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital, and his colleagues across the country are leading the first and largest community-based primary prevention trial on the effects of exercise and strength training on heart failure in elderly women. more
The holiday season is upon us and as we, Rhode Islanders, reflect on what is good about our state, let us not forget the acts of kindness and generosity that occur throughout all seasons, every day, at the Rhode Island Free Clinic. more
For the second consecutive year, UnitedHealthcare recognized WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care for improving service to its Medicare Advantage members. more
Dr. Paul Koch of Koch Eye Associates earned his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. more
CVS Health Corp. will pay $795,000 to Massachusetts through a settlement with the Attorney General’s Office, with $500,000 earmarked to address opioid dependence and addiction. more
As the health care industry is evolving to respond to changing demands, so, too, are wellness initiatives. A report from the Society for Human Resource Management, “2016 Employee Benefits: Looking Back at 20 Years of Employee Benefits Offerings in the U.S.,” noted that wellness resource information is the most common benefit offered by surveyed employers, but its popularity is declining. Seventy-two percent of them offered that benefit in 2016, down from 2015’s 80 percent, and 61 percent of employers offered wellness programs in 2016, also down from 2015’s 70 percent. more
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