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The R.I. Department of Health has given the final OK to the creation of Prospect CharterCare LLC, a for-profit combination of CharterCare Health Partners and Prospect Medical Holdings, a Los Angeles-based for-profit health care provider. more
The Rhode Island Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative, which operates patient-centered primary care practices throughout the state, has announced plans to add 20 additional practices this year, bringing care to as many as 100,000 more Rhode Islanders. more
Nearly 20 percent of adults develop varicose veins, which can be painful, unsightly and potentially dangerous. But a new treatment being offered at Newport Hospital treats varicose veins through a nonsurgical laser technique that can be done on an outpatient basis. more
ShapeUp, the global provider of social networking and incentives-based employee wellness solutions, announced that it recently achieved a significant milestone: signing the 350th customer for ShapeUp Complete, the company’s online wellness platform designed to support workplaces with 100 to 5,000 employees. more
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons announced recently that Women & Infants Hospital is one of 74 accredited cancer programs nationwide – and one of just two in Rhode Island – to earn its 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award. more
As hospitals across the nation look for new and innovative ways to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms that put patients at risk, Care New England has begun using germ-zapping robots that eliminate hard-to-kill microorganisms in hard-to-clean places. more
Director of the Brown University Oncology Group and associate professor of Medicine at Brown’s Alpert Medical School talks about the group’s progress. more
Despite the red ink that’s poured out of some community hospitals in the Providence area in recent years, competition to buy them has been strong. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, D-Providence, and Rep. Frank Ferri, D-Warwick, were honored in a Statehouse ceremony last week by the Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care Inc. They were named “Legislative Champions” by the trade association for their advocacy in ensuring access to quality home health care services. more
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
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