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A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension can leave patients feeling fragile and fearful about performing many routine physical activities, and patients and their families often have questions about living with the condition. more
Saint Elizabeth Community, which provides a full array of care and services to seniors and adults with disabilities in several locations throughout Rhode Island, acquired Cathleen Naughton Associates, a home care provider with offices in Providence and Wakefield. more
East Bay Center has merged with East Bay Community Action Program, effective Jan. 1. East Bay Center, which retains its name and staff, offers such behavioral health services as as 24-hour emergency services/crisis intervention, counseling for children and adults, psychiatric services, medication prescription and monitoring, and substance abuse and opioid treatment services. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced an amended agreement with Naloxone manufacturer Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. that would increase the company-offered rebate for each Naloxone syringe dosage kit purchased by nonfederal government agencies in Rhode Island from $4 per dose to $6 per dose. The rebate is retroactive for purchases made on or after Oct. 1, 2015. Sold under brand names, including Narcan, Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose when administered promptly. more
The Providence VA Medical Center and the Veterans Benefits Administration’s Providence Regional Office will host a Veterans Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the VA Medical Center. more
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently appointed Dr. Victor A. Pinkes its new chief of emergency medicine. Pinkes is a member of Affinity Physicians. more
Rhode Island College’s Penni Sadlon, simulation coordinator/educator at the college’s School of Nursing, was recognized by Education Management Solutions LLC with the 2016 Champion Award. She received the award at the organization’s International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare in San Diego. The award honors one individual who has actively championed state-of-the-art simulation-related technology for a simulation center. more
A Providence-based national advocacy organization for mental illness research, Cure Alliance for Mental Illness, with support from the Brown Institute for Brain Sciences and the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute, will host Rhode Island’s first-ever Brain Week, March 12-19. more
A new exception to the physician self-referral law allows hospitals to subsidize independent physicians and physician organizations that recruit and hire certain nonphysician practitioners. The Affordable Care Act has expanded health care … more
Anyone drastically overweight and looking to lose excess pounds has myriad places to do it in the state, including the Nutrition Teaching Center at Rhode Island Hospital and the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Westerly Hospital, as well as … more
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