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SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration is offering new health care courses within its Master of Business Administration evening program. more
Dan Aziz always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but he didn’t know what type of company he’d start until he spent a little time in a Providence supermarket. Interviewing customers for a Brown University class in the nutritional-supplements aisle of a local Whole Foods, Aziz heard persistent complaints about the size and taste of vitamin pills for pregnant women, sparking an idea. Aziz created Premama, a drinkable, prenatal supplement that’s now on the shelves of the same Whole Foods where he was interviewing customers, as well as in Target and infant chain Buy Buy Baby. In September, Aziz’s Luna Pharmaceuticals Inc. closed on the first half of a $1 million funding round led by Cherrystone Angel Group, which allowed the Providence company to hire its second full-time employee and move to expand. more
The design of a new Veterans Home in Bristol will create a more home-like environment, enable independent living and better serve future veterans of more-modern warfare than the current facility, state leaders say. more
BOSTON – An independent study released in the New England Journal of Medicine this month said that the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Alternative Quality Contract has improved the quality of patient care and lowered costs in the four years since it was first implemented. more
Bristol County again is the healthiest county in the state and Providence is the least, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. more
South County Quality Care, the private pay home care service, recently expanded its service area to Kent and Newport counties. more
A recent study authored by Susan Miller of the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research found that only one in five nursing homes in the United States had even basic knowledge of palliative care. more
Despite a host of phone and online options, many consumers exploring the state’s new public health care exchange or the offerings of private insurer Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island have eschewed convenience to get their questions answered in person. more
Physicians Resource Network Inc. has been recognized in peer voting as the No. 1 company in the country among DOTmed’s 100 top equipment sellers. more
Rhode Island Hospital has received a $50,000 grant from the CareFusion Foundation, one of 11 nonprofit health care institutions nationwide to receive funding under the Clinical Excellence Grant Program held annually by the charitable giving arm of health care device manufacturer CareFusion Corp. more
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