The $2.7 trillion U.S. health-care system lags behind other nations in improving its citizens’ health even as spending has doubled, increasing faster than any other industry over the past decade, researchers said.
Dr. Laura Stroud, a researcher with The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, is the recipient of a $2.9 million National Institutes of Drug Abuse grant to further study the impact of maternal smoking.
As George Samuel Bottomley led centers for physician-assistant studies from Pennsylvania to Maine over the past decade, he envisioned launching a center in Rhode Island. Today, he is at the helm of a new program at Johnson & Wales University that this fall received provisional accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Inc.more
It isn’t just athletes who get concussions. People can get them from car accidents, slipping on the ice, or any number of reasons, leaving them with brain injuries that can take months and even years, in some cases, to heal.
By the time Dr. Christopher Furey, a Vermont native, finished his residency in family medicine at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket this past June, he had reached $150,000 in total debt for his higher education.
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