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Southcoast Health announced Wednesday it has joined the Massachusetts Value Alliance, a best practices network which shares ideas and data on how to drive down costs and improve care. more
Barry J. Cadden, the former co-owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more throughout the country, was convicted Wednesday of racketeering and other charges, The Boston Globe reported. more
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable has launched an initiative to have 80 percent of adults 50 and older be screened regularly for colorectal cancer by 2018, and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is on board. more
The leadership of Lifespan and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, based in Boston, announced on Tuesday a new strategic alliance to advance cancer treatment and research. more
Close to 500 Rhode Islanders avoided long-term admission to a nursing home and another 150 Rhode Islanders were transitioned out of such placements as a result of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island’s work in support of the state’s Integrated Care Initiative, the insurer said Monday. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 70th among the 100 largest metro areas in the Milken Institute’s 2017 Best Cities for Successful Aging report and index, a collaboration of the Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging and Research Department, released earlier this week. more
Pilot projects led by two University of Rhode Island researchers have each been awarded federal grant funding through Advance Clinical and Translational Research, a statewide program that supports scientific research that will improve the health of Rhode Islanders. more
The Massachusetts economy continues to perform well, given that total jobs, unemployment, wages and gross state product are close to or better than pre-recession levels. more
Lamya Karim, an assistant professor of bioengineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, has been awarded a $616,170 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how Type 2 diabetes weakens bones and results in patients being at much greater risk for fractures. more
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal to Congress calls for eliminating social programs dating to President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and would cut spending on assistance to needy counties in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as well as hungry schoolchildren in Cambodia. more
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