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Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School talks about a recently published study in the Journal of Applied Gerontology regarding “culture change” in nursing homes. more
Now in its fifth year, the CurrentCare health-information exchange has roughly 40 percent of Rhode Island’s population signed up, with more joining every day. It is the kind of technological advance that the health care industry has been touting as a key to reform for years. more
A CVS Health employee at the Cass Avenue store in Woonsocket conducts a free screening with a customer on Sept. 3. The Project Health event coincided with the company’s announcement that it was changing its corporate name to CVS Health, had removed tobacco products from its store shelves and was launching a national smoking-cessation program. The health-risk screenings included blood pressure, Body Mass Index, glucose and cholesterol. more
BOSTON – An insurance company and its subsidiary have agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle allegations that they deceptively marketed and sold a discount health plan to hundreds of Massachusetts consumers, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
When someone suffers an accident, they can’t always inform the responding EMTs about medications they’re taking, or tell them about a serious condition they might have. more
(Updated, 6:30 p.m.) South County Hospital Healthcare System has ended merger talks with Southcoast Health System roughly six months after the two community health organizations began serious talks to combine operations. more
MultiCell Technologies Inc. has been issued a U.S. patent for drug compositions and platform technologies, which are designed treat virus infections and cancer. more
Hospitals are, by their nature, scary and depressing places. But they don’t have to be ugly as well – and there’s ample evidence that aesthetics matter to patient health. more
In 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adopted sweeping changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 that substantially altered rules on privacy, security and breach notification, and increased penalty amounts for violations. more
When dirt collects in a motorcyclist’s open fracture after an accident, bacteria may adhere to any implant, like stainless steel staples, that the surgeon inserts, and removing that bacteria can be traumatic and costly to the patient, says Dioscaris R. Garcia, a pharmacologist and microbiologist at Materials Science Associates LLC in North Kingstown. more
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