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WARWICK – The Matty Fund and the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island recently hosted a workshop highlighting the link between epilepsy and traumatic brain injuries that drew dozens of attendees whose lives have been affected by seizures. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – VNS Home Health Services, a visiting nurse agency that is part of the South County Hospital Healthcare System, was recently designated as one of the country’s top home health care providers. more
PROVIDENCE – As part of its efforts to reduce readmissions and improve the patient experience, Lifespan has opened a second pharmacy on a hospital campus. more
NEWPORT – KTP Advisors, a specialty advisory firm on retiree health-benefits plans, private exchanges and pharmacy-benefit management for active employees, announced this month it has launched the first independent evaluation and comparative-data service of private health care exchanges and marketplaces. more
While tax changes are always on the minds of business owners, evolving health care laws continue to compete for their attention, as discussion at a recent Providence Business News Summit on Government Regulations and Business showed. more
Innovation is at the core of ShapeUp Inc., an 8-year-old Providence-based global provider of social networking and incentives-based employee-wellness solutions. more
Providing quality medical treatment in a rapidly changing health care industry can be difficult. But one Rhode Island business is helping to put many of the state’s primary care physicians on the right path. more
Dr. Deborah Riebe, professor and chair of the kinesiology dept. at the University of Rhode Island, has been nominated as to act as the senior editor for the 10th edition of the “American College of Sports Medicine’s Guidelines for Exercise and Prescription.” The book is considered an industry standard and it is used as a reference by clinical exercise, public health and other health care professionals for treating both healthy individuals, as well as those with a chronic disease or condition. The handbook is also used as a supplementary textbook and as a resource for professionals preparing for the ACSM exam. She holds a B.S. in physical education from Springfield College, an M.S. in exercise science from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut. more
WARWICK – An annual awards ceremony held recently by the Hospital Association of Rhode Island honored individuals from throughout the state. The event, “Celebration of Excellence in Hospital … more
Ira C. Magaziner will serve as keynote speaker for “Putting Health Care Reform in Context: A Civil Discussion” at Rhode Island College on Nov. 19. more
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