The Northeast regionally Consumer Price Index rose 1.6 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in April, a less significant increase than the 2 percent jump in consumer prices nationally, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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
When a woman requires gynecologic surgery, she and her surgeon have several minimally invasive surgical options, including robotic surgery. But questions have arisen about the potential overuse of robotic surgery and its advantages over traditional laparotomy for hysterectomy.
The R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals recently announced that a pilot program, providing hospital emergency rooms with peer recovery coaches to meet with drug overdose survivors, will begin on Friday, May 16.
Illegal, unhealthy and expensive: many see illegal immigrants using emergency rooms, staying in hospitals, crowding into public clinics. Their persistent factoid holds that illegal immigrants are disproportionately gobbling up health care.
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