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Rhode Island has one of the highest opioid overdose rates in the country. The University of Rhode Island’s College of Pharmacy is stepping up to reverse the trend. more
Kerri Ann Cerra has been named director of nursing at Elmhurst Extended Care. She most recently served as director of nurses at Bayberry Commons. Cerra is licensed as a nursing home administrator. more
Following a four-day survey earlier this month. Roger Williams Medical Center, Elmhurst Extended Care and CharterCare Home Health Services have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. more
Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner turned the screws a little tighter last month to force lower medical costs and more-efficient care by the state's doctors and hospitals. Amendments to the Affordable Standards … more
Innovation is at the core of ShapeUp Inc., an 8-year-old Providence-based global provider of social networking and incentives-based employee-wellness solutions. more
PROVIDENCE – A new study led by a Rhode Island Hospital researcher has found that a cognitive-behavior therapy significantly reduces the seizures in certain patients. more
WARWICK – Benefit-advisory firm Cornerstone Group will conduct a survey of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to determine how their benefit plans compare both locally and nationally. more
PROVIDENCE – With seven CVS MinuteClinics slated to open in late 2014, new standards for urgent-care centers’ communication have been developed to help alleviate some primary care providers’ concerns. more
EAST GREENWICH – Hasbro Children’s Hospital has opened a new specialty clinic here to provide specialty care to children. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island children are the second-least likely in the country to have tried smoking cigarettes by the age of 13, behind only Utah, according to the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
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