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“Heads Up! A Panel on Concussion,” will be held today as part of Rhode Island ‘s first Brain Week, which offers an array of activities and programs. Focusing on adult and youth sports injuries, the program features neurologists, sports injury prevention specialists and a special guest, former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders. The panel, which is sponsored by the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute at Rhode Island Hospital, will be held at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical Center. Refreshments will be offered at 5 p.m., and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. more
In a recent press release, the Coalition to Save Memorial Hospital Birthing Center announced its support for the Department of Health’s decision to hold three public meetings regarding Care New England’s proposed closure of Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center. The coalition is a community partnership that advocates transparency in the hospital regulatory process, continuing care for all patients and eliminating barriers to access for health care for families in Central Falls and Pawtucket. more
Dr. Stephen Salloway, the director of neurology and the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, is also a professor of neurology and psychiatry at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Salloway talked with Providence Business News about a global registry of candidates for clinical trials for Alzheimer’s research and Butler’s role in that initiative. more
The twin birth rate in the U.S. has surged over the last 30 years, mostly because of reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilization. Though it’s partly the cause, IVF could also be the most promising solution to reducing unintended twin births, argues Dr. Eli Adashi, a tenured professor of medical science at Brown University, in a new editorial in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. more
Supported by a grant from the Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Hospital researchers are studying whether regular practice of yoga can help a brain in slow decline. The hospital is recruiting people with mild cognitive disorder to study whether yoga can improve their condition. Yoga is an ancient practice known to improve mental, spiritual and physical well-being among its practitioners. more
Home Care & Hospice of New England has rebranded itself. Its new name is HopeHealth, effective Monday, March 14. HopeHealth, a nonprofit organization based in Providence, includes includes three affiliated entities: Providence-based Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, Lincoln-based Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth and Hyannis, Mass.-based HopeHealth Massachusetts. more
Two Rhode Island health centers each received $325,000 in federal funding to help treat prescription opioid and heroin addiction. more
Medtronic PLC plans to consolidate its operations in Mansfield. Company spokesman Fernando Vivanco said Medtronic will consolidate its buildings from four to three. more
Two years ago CVS Health Corp. banned the sale of tobacco products from its stores, and now it is launching a five-year, $50 million initiative called “Be The First” aimed at helping deliver the first tobacco-free generation. more
Two new bachelor of science degree programs in health sciences will be offered this spring at New England Institute of Technology: Health Care Management, and Health and Wellness. more
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