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While a union representing health care workers is upset about approximately 30 positions being eliminated at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center, a spokesman for the hospitals said the layoffs are a response to changing market conditions. more
Rhode Island has one of the highest obesity rates for 2- to 4-year-old participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in the nation, according to findings released by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation this week. more
Providence Business News recognized its 12 Business Excellence Award winners Thursday night at the Providence Marriott Downtown in front of a crowd of more than 200 people. more
A Medicaid accountable care program has been launched to improve health and patient satisfaction, as well as reduce care costs, for people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans as a result of a new initiative from CharterCARE Health Partners, CharterCARE Provider Group RI LLC and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island. more
Becker’s Hospital Review issued its list of 100 hospitals in the United States with great orthopedic programs, and The Miriam Hospital is Rhode Island’s only facility on the list. more
A product that promotes comfort for people who need to wear prosthetics won the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition’s annual statewide Elevator Pitch Contest Tuesday night. more
Here’s one area where Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is handily beating Amazon.com Inc.: telling shoppers what ingredients are in the products they’re buying. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. were unexpectedly weak in October as declines in the costs of services offset increases in goods, in a sign inflation is struggling to gain traction. more
Researchers at Bradley Hospital Children’s Research Center have received a $3.3 million five-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to evaluate how youth are affected by physical trauma and whether social media plays a role in their recovery. more
A $27 million gift to Brown University from The Warren Alpert Foundation will allow the university to expand its M.D./Ph.D. program for physician-scientists by more than tripling funding for it, and endow a professorship in the Brown Institute for Translational Science. more
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