Maternova Research, a newly formed nonprofit arm of the award winning Maternova, recently announced that Merck has granted project funding for pilot studies of a new global health diagnostic technology.
Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the Leapfrog Group’s latest Hospital Safety Score honored Kent Hospital with an A – the top grade in patient safety.
Kent Hospital is seeking approval to perform both emergency and elective coronary angioplasty procedures. The hospital recently submitted a letter of intent to the R.I. Department of Health and within the next several weeks Kent will submit a full application for a certificate of need.
Sen. Gayle Goldin and Rep. John M. Carnevale were recently presented the 2014 “Bell of Hope” award from the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island during a ceremony at the State House to launch the “May is Mental Health Month” campaign.
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it.more
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