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Stat/Southcoast EMS has dedicated ambulances in its fleet to handle Ebola patients. more
Bill White is the chief author of the new book, “Winning the War Against Concussions in Youth Sports,” a topic that has risen in public awareness due to expanding research on the effects of sports-related head injuries. White grew up playing many sports and is the father of five children who have been high school athletes, one of whom suffered a concussion and had some long-term effects that only became clear several years later. more
Schoolchildren aren’t exactly gobbling up the healthy lunches they were meant to eat under a national nutrition program, two new studies suggest. more
Lester P. Schindel started Nov. 10 as CEO of CharterCARE Health Partners. The regional health care network operates Roger Williams Medical Center, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, the St. Joseph Services of Rhode Island, Elmhurst Extended Care and a number of affiliated physician and health providers. more
The Autism Project will present “The CURE: Autism Past, Present & Future,” a play written and performed by the Autism Project’s Leadership Academy. more
The Women’s Health Council is hosting Women and Body Image: Reclaiming, Recovering, a conference focusing on body image issues for teenage girls and adults through a montage of poetry, movement and conversation with patients and providers. more
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
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