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WESTERLY – The most important health care issue for residents of Washington County is access to health care, according to a survey of residents that was conducted as part of Westerly Hospital’s recent Community Health Assessment. more
PROVIDENCE – Hospital-associated infections, which can be reduced by hand hygiene, resulted in direct medical costs for U.S. hospitals of between $36 billion and $45 billion in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
PROVIDENCE – A new report about RIte Care, the state’s health-insurance program for low- and moderate-income children and their families, concludes that the program is continuing to improve the health of children, pregnant women and families in Rhode Island. more
President Barack Obama says he’s giving Americans who’ve received cancellation notices from their insurers a one-year reprieve before they have to get new policies under his health-care law. more
The $2.7 trillion U.S. health-care system lags behind other nations in improving its citizens’ health even as spending has doubled, increasing faster than any other industry over the past decade, researchers said. more
Dr. Laura Stroud, a researcher with The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, is the recipient of a $2.9 million National Institutes of Drug Abuse grant to further study the impact of maternal smoking. more
As flu season gets underway, a new report looks to quantify the economic costs to businesses and employees of influenza. more
A national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving nursing homes and other long-term care facilities has given Rhode Island a high grade for nursing home quality. more
The American Kidney Fund has bestowed one of its highest honors to a doctor and nurse from East Providence. Both are considered pioneers in the dialysis community, the organization said. more
Executive director of Rhode Island Kids Count talks about the state of children’s health in Rhode Island. more
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