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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
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
Researchers with the Cardiovascular Institute at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital recently shared their work with colleagues from around the world at a conference in Dallas, Texas, hosted by the American Heart Association. more
Rhode Island resubmitted its request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on July 10 to extend its current waiver for another five years, until Dec. 31, 2018. 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
The Southeast Asian population in Rhode Island suffers disproportionately from liver and lung cancers, mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder and is at greater risk for developing Hepatitis B than other ethnic groups, according to a health assessment recently released by the Providence-based Center for Southeast Asians. more
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