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The state’s economic momentum in April “deteriorated noticeably,” said University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro in his latest Current Conditions Index. more
Dr. Josiah (Jody) D. Rich, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been a practicing infectious disease specialist since 1994 at The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center. He also cares for inmates with HIV and does research in the correctional setting. A co-founder of the nationwide Centers for AIDS Research Collaboration in HIV in Corrections Initiative, Rich has advocated for public health policy changes to improve the health of people with addiction, including improving legal access to sterile syringes and increasing drug treatment for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated populations. Rich spoke recently with Providence Business News about the opioid addiction epidemic in New England. more
Sometimes, the heart just wants what it wants. Medtronic, a maker of heart-rhythm devices, announced on Monday that it's paying $1.1 billion for HeartWare International, whose own devices reduce surgical invasiveness when treating patients with heart failure. more
(Updated 4:40 p.m. and 8:42 a.m.) The Lifespan nonprofit health system in fiscal 2015 reported an increase in operating revenue and operating expenses compared with the prior year, but a loss when it had previously posted a profit. Similarly, Care New England saw its 2014 gain turn into a loss in 2015. more
Summer is here, and for many in New England, that means trips to destinations domestic and abroad. An all-time record 231 million passengers are expected to fly U.S. airlines between June 1 and August 31, up from 210 million a year ago, according to Airlines for America. That includes 30.5 million travelers on international flights. more
“Caring for patients with a terminal illness or a complicated diagnosis puts a strain on health care workers,” said Elaine K. Desmarais, assistant vice president, quality and regulatory compliance at South County Health. In an effort to build on the existing repertoire of employee wellness programs, South County Health recently implemented Schwartz Center Rounds, a program of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Tufts Health Plan and UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc. performed well on the annual Star ratings for 2017 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. more
Obamacare has made great strides toward its signature goal: to reduce the number of Americans without health insurance. more
CVS Health Corp., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and General Motors Co., the first U.S. automaker to have a female CEO, are among more than two dozen companies that added their names to a White House pledge to study gender pay gaps among their employees. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island donated more than $1 million in financial support to local nonprofit organizations last year, according to its 2015 Community Investment Report. more
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