Lobbying spending in the United States has stagnated at a little over $3 billion a year ever since the 2008 financial crisis (thanks in part to changes in lobbying rules). But the rankings of lobbying’s big spenders have shifted, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit research group.
Ten companies in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts have been recognized as “fit-friendly” worksites by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.
The “fit-friendly” worksites program is intended to be a catalyst for change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority.
Meg Wirth was studying deaths related to childbirth in Indonesia when one of her colleagues, an obstetrician, died of childbirth complications at a hospital.
She calls the death sobering because it highlights how easily childbirth-related …
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott was named director of the state's Department of Health in spring 2015, bringing a wealth of experience to the post, including working as a specialist in infectious diseases for children and adults at Rhode Island hospitals …
BY Paul E. Kandarian | Contributing Writer
Bristol County, Mass., is one of 14 newly designated counties in 10 states that have been named High Density Drug Trafficking Areas, according to Michael Botticelli, director of the National Drug Control Policy.
Newport Hospital is hosting a free community lecture on understanding and managing medications, a challenging problem for many in the modern era. The lecture will take place in the hospital’s Gudoian Conference Room from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 15.