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(Updated 1:33 p.m.) Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Lifespan Health System have signed a letter of intent to enhance the level of cancer treatments for patients seeking care at Lifespan hospitals. more
Venture capitalists invested $16.3 million in Rhode Island companies in 2015, considerably less than in 2014, when venture capital investments topped $124 million. more
HealthSource RI said another 385 individuals signed up for health coverage on the exchange as of Feb. 13, bringing total enrollment to 35,813. more
Anne-Marie Johnson recently was appointed to the new position of president, chief operating officer at The Claflin Company, as Ted Almon has transitioned to the role of chairman. more
Previous research has established a link between genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to an increased risk of developing ovarian, Fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in women. A recent publication documents the efforts of a team of researchers affiliated with the Gynecologic Oncology Group to determine if inherited genetic mutations – other than BRCA1 and BRCA2 – can also put a woman at risk of developing these diseases. more
Dr. Ghada Bourjeily is an attending physician in pulmonary services and obstetric medicine and director of research at the Women’s Medicine Collaborative. She treats patients at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. She is also an assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her recent research has focused on sleep-disordered breathing and its impact on cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes during pregnancy. more
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
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