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The Providence VA Medical Center and the Veterans Benefits Administration’s Providence Regional Office will host a Veterans Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the VA Medical Center. more
Community-based nonprofit organizations whose missions align with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s mission to improve the health of Ocean State residents may apply to participate in BCBSRI’s fifth annual statewide day of community service, Blue across Rhode Island. more
Dr. Abdul Saied Calvino is a surgical oncologist at the Roger Williams Cancer Center whose practice expertise includes minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery, hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery. Calvino talked with Providence Business News about health disparities and inequities that Rhode Island’s Latinos experience. more
Ken Rahn, pitmaster and owner of Bringeth the Meat BBQ, is headed to the grill to give back to Women & Infants Hospital. In 2016, Rahn plans to donate each quarter two percent of Bringeth the Meat BBQ’s sales to the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. more
South County Hospital launched an inpatient palliative care program, medical care that provides relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. more
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
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