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Cost and access dominated the discussion in the second of two panels at the Feb. 27 Providence Business News Summit on Health Care Reform and the Insurance Exchange. more
Brown University biochemist Wolfgang Peti has received a five-year, $1.625 million New to Diabetes Research Accelerator Award. The award, announced Jan. 9 by the American Diabetes Association, is one of only five of its kind awarded by the ADA this year, and will allow Peti to grow his research into type 2 diabetes. more
Woonsocket native Mark Braden remembers being a 130-pound “string bean” in high school when he signed up with the Rhode Island National Guard. Now, at 41, he’s 6 feet tall, bulked up to 225 pounds and before retiring served a total of 22 years in the military. more
Researchers from The Miriam Hospital and the University of Rochester have found a link between violence among intimate partners and an increased risk of HIV infection. The study is online in the journal Women & Health. more
As the number of unintentional overdoses involving prescription drugs continues to climb in the U.S. and especially in Rhode Island, emergency medicine physicians from throughout the Lifespan health system are formalizing the way they treat chronic pain to limit opioid medication misuse and abuse. more
The National Committee for Quality Assurance recently announced that Wood River Health Services has received Recognition from the Physician Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long?term participative relationships. more
PROVIDENCE – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently awarded gerontologist Dr. Joan Teno, professor of health services, policy and practice in the Brown University School of Public Health, an Investigator Award through its Health Policy Research program. more
Rhode Island seniors and disabled persons with Medicare prescription drug plan coverage saved $9.9 million, or an average of $709 per person, on their prescription drugs in 2013 through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicare discount program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported last week. more
WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, Rhode Island’s oldest community health center, announced recently the awarding of nearly $200,000 in grants to benefit the more than 13,000 patients whom it serves throughout the state, regardless of ability to pay. more
The Hasbro Children’s Hospital pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) has earned a Silver Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. This three-year award recognizes Hasbro Children’s Hospital for meeting or exceeding national quality standards for improved patient outcomes and for a healthy work environment. The hospital’s PICU is one of only 21 in the U.S., and one of only three in New England to hold the designation. more
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