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Hospitals are, by their nature, scary and depressing places. But they don’t have to be ugly as well – and there’s ample evidence that aesthetics matter to patient health. more
When dirt collects in a motorcyclist’s open fracture after an accident, bacteria may adhere to any implant, like stainless steel staples, that the surgeon inserts, and removing that bacteria can be traumatic and costly to the patient, says Dioscaris R. Garcia, a pharmacologist and microbiologist at Materials Science Associates LLC in North Kingstown. more
Though she doesn’t have the data to prove it, Linda Nanni, a certified nurse-midwife and member of the R.I. Department of Health Advisory Council on Midwifery, thinks the number of women who choose to have midwives deliver their babies may be on the increase in Rhode Island and nationally. more
Older patients who aren’t expected to live more than another decade are still being screened too often for cancers, causing more harm than good, a study found. more
The thousands of free flu shots Rhode Islanders receive every year aren’t entirely free. more
A study released Friday by Healthcentric Advisors found that implementing and adhering to communications guidelines can drastically improve how information is transferred from hospitals to outpatient primary care physicians. more
Newport Hospital’s award-winning Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center is bringing midwifery services to the hospital with the addition of certified nurse midwife Karolyn Zambrotta. more
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