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Dr. Deborah Riebe, professor and chair of the kinesiology dept. at the University of Rhode Island, has been nominated as to act as the senior editor for the 10th edition of the “American College of Sports Medicine’s Guidelines for Exercise and Prescription.” The book is considered an industry standard and it is used as a reference by clinical exercise, public health and other health care professionals for treating both healthy individuals, as well as those with a chronic disease or condition. The handbook is also used as a supplementary textbook and as a resource for professionals preparing for the ACSM exam. She holds a B.S. in physical education from Springfield College, an M.S. in exercise science from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut. more
Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic has received $50,000 in grant funding from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to support its Cheer walk-in clinic, which makes health care more accessible for Rhode Island’s uninsured. more
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to the GAIA Vaccine Foundation to raise awareness about the prevention of cervical cancer in West Africa. more
The American Cancer Society is encouraging smokers to quit or plan to quit smoking during the 38th annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 20, with The Miriam Hospital is offering a smoking cessation program to help. more
Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island is using Hospice and Palliative Care Month to encourage families and individuals to have a conversation about the services hospice can provide to a seriously ill loved one. more
Three URI nursing students recently renovated a treatment room to create a new and improved clinic at the Providence Rescue Mission. more
CEO of EpiVax and director of the Institute for Immunology and Informatics at URI talks about the threat of Ebola locally and globally. more
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital has joined two other Rhode Island hospitals in receiving the Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Association. more
The federal government isn’t doing enough to keep states from misusing Obamacare money, according to a watchdog agency’s warning. more
Rhode Island College’s R.N. to B.S.N. program, which allows registered nurses to earn bachelor of science in nursing degrees, is the 10th best in the country. more
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