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Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers; more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States. It is also the easiest to cure if diagnosed and treated early; if it progresses, however, skin cancer can result in disfigurement and death. more
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has named Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza a recipient of its 2016 Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness and nutrition-related programs. more
Rhode Island Hospital is recruiting local participants for an international clinical trial to test an investigational drug intervention that may reduce the risk and development of Alzheimer’s disease. more
A $1.5 million renewal grant has been awarded to Women & Infants and Bradley hospitals for their work with the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment. more
Zachary Librizzi, a 17-year-old senior from Warwick who attends Saint Raphael Academy, is one of tens of thousands of children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. However, with the help of his father, Librizzi hosts an annual golf tournament to help raise funds for the Rhode Island branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Eighteen months after his younger sister, Ava, was also diagnosed with the disease, Librizzi talks about his passion to help others. more
Mergers in the health care field, unlike in many other industries, are less about creating more revenue and profits and more about cutting down on losses. Hospitals with rare exceptions are money losers. And with the growing emphasis on … more
Dr. David E. Wazer has been appointed director of the Lifespan Comprehensive Cancer Center. He will continue his role as radiation oncologist-in-chief at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital. He earned his medical degree … more
Paul J. Adler has been named senior vice president and general counsel of Lifespan. Adler has been with Lifespan for more than 20 years, most recently serving as deputy general counsel. He is a graduate of Duke University and the Boston University … more
BOSTON – One delivery service offers gluten-free marijuana brownies. Another promises a free marijuana-laced lollipop with each order. A third touts trained "caregivers" and delivery until 4 a.m. These marijuana delivery services – the … more
For all the uproar over U.S. drug pricing, you wouldn’t expect to hear that drug spending slowed for many last year. A big reason? An increasingly powerful group of medication middlemen called pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurers, employers and the government. more
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