WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, Rhode Island’s oldest community health center, announced recently the awarding of nearly $200,000 in grants to benefit the more than 13,000 patients whom it serves throughout the state, regardless of ability to pay.
PROVIDENCE – CVS Caremark Corp. has donated $2,500 to Ronald McDonald House of Providence to support a healthy-eating pilot program, Healthy Eating on the Go. The program will allow families with sick children to receive healthy, quick meals and snacks.
The Rhode Island Blood Center and Dunkin’ Donuts are showing their appreciation for blood donors during January, National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, by offering a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee to all individuals who donate blood at a donor center or blood drive.
PROVIDENCE – A team of Rhode Island-based researchers led by Christopher Houck, a psychologist at the Bradley/Hasbro Children’s Research Center at Rhode Island Hospital, has published a study that found sexting was common among middle school students and co-occurred with sexual behavior.
Susan Mackenzie took the helm of the Providence VA Medical Center in October 2013, at a time when many combat veterans have returned to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan with severe emotional and physical challenges, adding to the needs presented by the older veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. The Providence VA center has a budget of $231 million and provides care to 35,000 veterans from Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. more
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