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The accidental drug overdose problem continues in the state, and the Hospital Association of Rhode Island recently released a statement detailing ways that the state’s hospitals have been responding to the crisis. more
Per capita consumer spending in Rhode Island grew 9 percent between 2009 and 2012, signifying improved consumer confidence since the Great Recession but lagging New England and U.S. spending growth for the same period, according to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data released Thursday. more
The good news about health care spending continues. In the first nine months of this fiscal year, Medicare spending increased only 1.2 percent in nominal terms, and for 2014, it’s now projected to be $1,000 lower per beneficiary than the Congressional Budget Office said it would be as recently as 2010. Even the Medicare trustees are starting to recognize that something big may be happening. more
One man who is in his 30s came into the Foster office of WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Center when he finally got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. more
CVS Caremark Corp. has launched its first MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics at CVS/pharmacy locations in Sacramento and Elk Grove, Calif., the latest of more than 50 MinuteClinics throughout the Golden State. more
Care New England Health System announced recently that two of its hospitals, Butler Hospital in Providence and Kent Hospital in Warwick, are distributing naloxone, more commonly referred to as Narcan, to patients who have been treated for a drug overdose or who are at risk for an overdose. more
Armed with business cards, questions and well-rehearsed 30-second elevator pitches, more than 100 individuals with developmental disabilities met with representatives from the Rhode Island business community at a recent Connect2Careers event. more
The R.I. Department of Health has awarded more than $2 million in new funding to eight community-based agencies to provide evidence-based home visiting services for pregnant women and families with young children in Rhode Island. more
As world health experts work to contain Ebola in West Africa, URI scientist Dr. Annie S. De Groot is working to develop a vaccine for the disease. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has awarded more than $2 million in new funding to eight community-based agencies to provide evidence-based, home-visiting services for pregnant women and families with young children in Rhode Island, the agency announced last week. more
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