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Dr. Charles Eaton, director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, recently published a study that determined statin drugs taken to lower cholesterol can also increase the person’s risk for diabetes and weight gain. more
The American Stroke Association and the Rhode Island Stroke Coordinators Network recently came together at a Providence Bruins hockey game in celebration of stroke survivors, caregivers, and volunteers with the goal of spreading awareness of the F.A.S.T warning signs. more
Co-founder of Memorial Hospital’s Ebola Readiness Committee talks about preparation for responding to the virus. more
Dr. Betty Vohr, director of the Neonatal Follow-Up Program at Women & Infants Hospital, was awarded the annual Landmark Award of the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics for her efforts in establishing the first Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program in the United States. more
Researchers from The Miriam Hospital recently published their study on the effects of smoking during pregnancy and its impact on the stress response in newborn babies. more
Hispanic Technology & Education Programs of Rhode Island, a vocational school serving students in the fields of nursing, customer services, ESL, job development skills, and computers, recently celebrated the first day of classes for certified nursing assistant students. More than forty students have enrolled in the six-week course. more
The professor of medicine at Brown University and attending physician at The Miriam Hospital, has been involved in the care of people living with HIV since 1982. He talks about breakthroughs, teamwork and the prospects for a cure. more
In another sign of the move to transform health care delivery and payment models, Care New England and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island have entered into an agreement for a new integrated care and pay model for obstetrics patients. more
Lifespan, Women & Infants Hospital, and the R.I. Department of Health Women’s Cancer Screening Program are collaborating to offer free cervical and breast cancer screening, same-day results, and access to follow-up care for local women in need. more
Dr. Scott Haltzman was recently named medical director of the Department of Behavioral Health at Fatima Hospital. more
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