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(Updated 6:02 p.m.) Sixty Optum employees will be laid off here in April, according to a notice on the state Department of Labor and Training’s website. more
The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center at Bradley Hospital is enrolling children and teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder or anxiety for a study focused on exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy. The researchers’ goal is to identify the best methods to help clinicians improve treatment for this pediatric population. more
Dr. Afreen Siddiqui, of East Greenwich, was honored for her two years of dedicated service as president of the Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists at RISA’s annual membership meeting on Jan. 28. RISA is a nonprofit organization that promotes professional education and support of its members to provide the best possible care of their patients. more
WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, a patient-centered medical home with offices in Burrillville, Foster and North Kingstown, has been recognized by UnitedHealthcare for improving service to Medicare Advantage members. more
Roger Williams Medical Center is offering its next free informational session on weight loss surgery on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 6-9 p.m. in the hospital’s Kay Auditorium. The The seminars take place monthly, with members of the hospital’s team, including program director Dr. Dieter Pohl, discussing weight loss surgery. more
CharterCARE Health Partners announced the opening of its new Integrated Behavioral Health Center, an outpatient program designed specifically for people who need a structured support system to achieve early recovery from addiction. The center is located on the Roger Williams Medical Center campus, in a building adjacent to the hospital at 877 Chalkstone Ave. in Providence. more
The American College of Healthcare Executives Rhode Island chapter recently held its annual meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. ACHE Western Division Chairman-Elect Edward H. Lamb delivered the keynote address. more
SERMO, a health care provider polling company and leading global social media network exclusively for doctors, reported that 55 percent of 1,952 doctors believe the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine should be mandated by states to boost vaccination rates. more
Six years ago, none of the five Brown University researchers with a major new grant from the ALS Finding a Cure Foundation had even worked on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. That’s exactly why the team has a unique approach for making much-needed progress against the untreatable neurodegenerative disease. more
Dr. Anne S. De Groot is the founder, immune engineer, chief scientific officer and CEO of Providence-based vaccine company EpiVax, which champions the "vaccines-on-demand" movement. She talks with Providence Business News about her experience as a panelist at a health care conference, "The Immunology Revolution: Here Now or Hurry Up and Wait?" more
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