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Pediatric experts at Hasbro Children’s Hospital are warning parents against using topical pain medications medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, on infants as they can be harmful and cause injury to children. more
The accidental drug overdose problem continues in the state, and the Hospital Association of Rhode Island recently released a statement detailing ways that the state’s hospitals have been responding to the crisis. more
The good news about health care spending continues. In the first nine months of this fiscal year, Medicare spending increased only 1.2 percent in nominal terms, and for 2014, it’s now projected to be $1,000 lower per beneficiary than the Congressional Budget Office said it would be as recently as 2010. Even the Medicare trustees are starting to recognize that something big may be happening. more
One man who is in his 30s came into the Foster office of WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Center when he finally got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. more
President and CEO of Healthcentric Advisors talks about the $53.4 million contract the nonprofit received as part of CMS’ Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization program. more
Two nurse practitioners pursuing doctorates at the University of Rhode Island have been awarded scholarships from The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence and Veterans Healthcare. more
CVS/pharmacy this week celebrated the grand opening of a new location in Renton, Wash., the retail pharmacy chain’s first store in the state of Washington and an entry point into the Seattle market. more
The Ronald McDonald House of Providence recently announced that Joanne Chang, Diane Hollingworth, Tina Ledo, Monica Neronha and Scott Stephens have been voted onto its board of directors. more
Workers in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area had an average hourly wage of $23 in May 2013, roughly 3 percent above the nationwide average of $22.33, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease is the subject of the 21st annual Professional Development Conference sponsored by the Southern New England Rehabilitation Center on Sept. 12, 2014. more
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