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foodies in the Ocean State are beginning to raise questions about the health and safety in the practice of using of genetically modified seeds to grow foods. more
Work is now underway on the second phase of the $45 million project at the former Federal Lithographers mill building, the largest private development initiative in South Providence. more
A new type of flu vaccine developed at the U.S. National Institutes of Health outperformed existing products in animal tests, possibly paving the way for a new generation of vaccines. more
Traditionally, employers focused on helping employees who were injured at work get back to work early with RTW. Recognizing the value of a healthy workforce, the commonalities of recovering from on and off the job injuries, the efficiencies of coordinating RTW efforts, and the greater risk exposure to discrimination claims when workers are treated differently depending on the reason for their absence, some employers are moving toward integrating occupational and non-occupational cases to reduce absences and lower claims costs. more
Having documented Rhode Island’s projected future need of hospital beds in a report delivered on April 30 to the R.I. General Assembly, the state’s Health Care Planning and Accountability Advisory Council is laying the groundwork for a statewide plan to help control ever-rising care and insurance costs. more
The new names and tag lines for the R.I. Health Benefits Exchange that tested the best with consumers were “RI Health Source and Health Source RI” and “We’ve got you covered” and “Your health. Your way,” according to Michael Perry, who conducted market research on behalf of the exchange. more
(Updated, 1:45 p.m.) Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest hospital network, is undertaking what it called an “Operational Restructuring Initiative” to trim between $100 and $150 million from $1.7 billion in annual expenses over the next 30 months, hospital officials announced on Wednesday. more
In a bulletin issued Tuesday afternoon to health care insurers, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Christopher F. Koller announced new “obligations” for insurers to disclose the price of health care services to certain health care providers. more
Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island has been named a 2013 Hospice Honors recipient, recognizing the agency as one of the nation’s top 100 hospice agencies providing the best patient care. more
After a lengthy and often frank discussion, the state’s Health Planning Advisory Council reached consensus at its May 13 meeting on future priorities for its work in the coming year, in alignment with the R.I. General Assembly’s statutory directions. more
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