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The AARP named Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, Sens. Gayle L. Goldin, D-Providence, and Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and Reps. Eileen S. Naughton, D-Warwick, and Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, as 2015 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group from 25 states. These elected officials have furthered policies to help family caregivers who enable elder Rhode Islanders to independently “age in place” in their homes, according to the organization. more
After conducting a national search, the University of Rhode Island has named Barbara E. Wolfe, associate dean for research and professor at the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College, its new dean of the College of Nursing. more
In Rhode Island, eight percent of high school students smoke and an additional 500 youth under the age of 18 become daily smokers each year. The Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership and the CVS Health Foundation, a private foundation created by CVS Health, are working together to reduce youth tobacco use statewide. more
Sign-ups for Obamacare health plans will climb 8.7 percent for next year, showing steady growth for the insurance markets created by the Affordable Care Act, according to U.S. government projections. more
For many residents of Forand Manor, a public housing high-rise for seniors in Central Falls, there is basically one option for healthy food shopping. A Stop & Shop across the Seekonk River in Pawtucket pays for a bus every Tuesday and Friday. more
Dr. Susan Koelliker was recently appointed as the new chief of diagnostic imaging at Women & Infants Hospital. more
Kali Thomas, Brown assistant professor of health services, policy and practice, recently published a study showing that one byproduct of Meals on Wheels’ work to deliver meals to seniors is to significantly reduce loneliness. more
The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists recently elected Dr. Gary Frishman its secretary-treasurer. more
Memorial Hospital has created a new art gallery, with its first show set to be celebrated with an opening reception from 3-8 p.m on Nov. 30. There will be an artist meet and greet from 5-8 p.m. more
Tri-Town Community Action Agency recently received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to grow its dental programs and increase the number of patients it serves. more
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