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(Updated 4:30 p.m.) Three Rhode Island orthopedic practices have merged into a new group, Ortho Rhode Island, in an effort to improve patient care, according to its president. more
The Hawthorn Medical Associates Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts has awarded $30,000 in grants to five local programs focused on women and children in need. more
(Updated 3:42 and 4:29 p.m.) UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurer, said it will drop out of all but a “handful” of state exchanges where it sells individual Obamacare plans, acting on concerns it raised last year that the government program that has brought coverage to millions isn’t profitable enough. more
Rhode Island has one of the lowest rates of uninsured residents in the country, according to the latest study by WalletHub. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is partnering with other organizations to sponsor flu clinics offering free vaccinations for walk-ins through December. more
The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded The Miriam Hospital a five-year grant totaling $743,869 to study media influences on risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men and to develop an online health media literacy intervention to help reduce HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among this population. more
“The [2016 Rhode Island Kids Count] Factbook is one of the most important tools we have, said U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed, at the KIDS COUNT April 11 breakfast at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. more
MedMates’ next monthly networking session is scheduled for May 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at SEG Hub, 10 Davol St. The event is free and open to the community. MedMates is Rhode Island’s health care technology network group dedicated to galvanizing collaborations among health technology companies, hospitals, health care facilities, health insurance providers, universities, researchers and government entities. more
The American Heart Association will host the first daylong educational conference in Providence on May 12, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. The conference will feature presentations from leading resuscitation experts on the latest in CPR and emergency cardiovascular care science, education and training. Offering attendees opportunities for networking with peers and event sponsors, the conference includes a continental breakfast, plated lunch and heart-healthy snacks; the conference fee is $200. more
The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine received a $464,465 grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health of the National Institutes of Health to enable researchers to conduct a four-year study on benefits of stress management interventions for chronic pain and illness. more
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