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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Lifespan have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership in an effort to advance treatment and expand research. Details will be finalized early next year. more
Dr. Alan Morrison, a cardiologist at the Providence VA Medical Center, recently was awarded $50,000 for a one-year pilot project through Ocean State Research Institute to study aortic heart valves’ thickening and hardening, according to a statement from the Providence VA Medical Center. more
Newport Hospital will offer a community lecture, “Sweet Success: How a Life Coach Can Help You Prevent Diabetes,” on Sept. 21, from 6:30–7:30 p.m. Penny Fitch, Newport Health Equity Zone resident consultant and a diabetes prevention program lifestyle coach, will lead a discussion on how individuals can act proactively to help prevent or delay developing the disease. more
Dr. Rebecca M. Reece joined University Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases in January 2015. Her clinical and research interests include tick-borne diseases, HIV adherence and retention, and health disparities. Reece talks about the risks of Zika and her role as an infectious disease specialist. more
Researchers, including John Sedivy, the Hermon C. Bumpus Professor of Biology and a professor of medical science at Brown University, have found that movement within the genome of potentially harmful DNA snippets may cause or contribute to age-related health problems. more
At South County Hospital, Rhode Island’s only independent hospital, Dr. Bob Marchand performs full knee replacement surgeries using a high-tech tool that will not be commercially marketed and released until March 2017, he told Providence Business News. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has announced a new contract with Virgin Pulse to offer its members a customized wellness platform. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose more than projected in August on higher shelter and health-care prices, indicating that inflation continues to move closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
Despite the steady expansion of retail pharmacies owned by large corporations, there is still a place in the market for an old-fashioned, independently owned drugstore. Erik Johnson and Richard Ploude, both licensed pharmacists, recently … more
Individuals with substance-abuse disorders seeking medication-assisted treatment and behavioral health care can now get both under one roof, thanks to a collaboration by The Providence Center and CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. TPC, which … more
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