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WASHINGTON – The number of uninsured in the United States is expected to decline by nearly half, from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023, as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary. The report was recently published in Health Affairs. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Hospital is one of the first hospitals in New England to use the smallest cardiac monitor available. more
PROVIDENCE – The Ride 2 Recovery Minuteman Challenge, a national bike ride that supports the health and wellness of injured veterans, was hosted at the Statehouse last week. more
PAWTUCKET – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently appointed Dr. Katie Chapman and Dr. Nicole Coleman to its medical staff in the emergency department. more
PROVIDENCE – Collaboration between the Rhode Island Quality Institute and the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center is for the first time giving VA providers in the state access to patient-care information from outside of the VA network. more
PROVIDENCE – A Little Compton therapist was arrested for alleged larceny of $83,863.88 from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. more
Child & Family is hosting a presentation focused on what has been changed in the new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). more
South County Hospital’s Orthopedics Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its hip and knee replacement program. more
Researchers at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island recently published the results of an investigation into more successful tailoring of therapy for ovarian cancer. more
A CVS Health employee at the Cass Avenue store in Woonsocket conducts a free screening with a customer on Sept. 3. The Project Health event coincided with the company’s announcement that it was changing its corporate name to CVS Health, had removed tobacco products from its store shelves and was launching a national smoking-cessation program. The health-risk screenings included blood pressure, Body Mass Index, glucose and cholesterol. more
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