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Members of the Kent Hospital Auxiliary celebrated 65 years of service to the hospital at their spring luncheon on May 11, at Quidnessett Country Club. Past presidents of the auxiliary were honored, as were lifetime auxiliary members. Lifetime membership is an honor bestowed on members who have supported the auxiliary with exceptional service for many years. more
Elizabeth McQuaid, a staff psychologist from the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center, is leading the phase II trial of an interactive software game, which is designed to help children with food allergies more effectively manage their allergy symptoms and social situations and avoid foods to which they are allergic. more
CharterCARE Health Partners and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital opened a long-term behavioral health unit on May 20. Beds will be immediately available to Medicaid-eligible patients in need of long-term psychiatric care. more
The R.I. Department of Health and the Health Professionals Loan Repayment Board recently announced that more than $823,000 was issued in loan repayment awards. These funds are designed to strengthen the health care workforce and narrow health disparities by expanding the number of providers serving traditionally medically underserved communities. more
Dr. David Marcoux is co-founder of University Internal Medicine and president of the Community Physician Partners Inc., an independent physician association comprising Anchor Medical Associates, Medical Associates of Rhode Island, University Internal Medicine and University Medicine. He talked with Providence Business News about how the association's new relationship with Lifespan will impact patients, the partnership, Lifespan and the larger medical community. more
When going in for a medical procedure, you probably want to be certain the doctor’s instruments are clean. Following a recent turnabout by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, that certainty may be a little harder to come by. more
Three Rhode Island companies made Forbes’ list of the world’s largest public companies in 2016: CVS Health Corp., Textron Inc. and Hasbro Inc. more
The Ocean State ranked 11th in America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, moving up three spots from last year. more
(Updated 12:26 p.m.) CVS/pharmacy President Helena B. Foulkes made a “surprise” appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Friday to say that those long receipts the chain is known for will soon be a thing of the past for customers who want to go digital. more
When Navy fighter pilot Matt Bellina was 30, he went to the doctor to have some odd symptoms checked out. The diagnosis was a shock: Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS. more
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