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Hepatitis C, the nation’s most common bloodborne infection, was associated with the deaths of 102 Rhode Islanders, a fivefold increase in the last decade, according to a report issued earlier this month by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Public Health Institute. more
The Autism Project, an affiliate of Gateway Healthcare, recently received a $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration, according to a press statement from Gateway Healthcare, a Lifespan entity. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo warned on Thursday against the effects of Trumpcare, the president’s alternative to the Affordable Care Act, saying it would put in jeopardy health insurance coverage for 70,000 Rhode Islanders. more
An April 2016 "Tracking Trends” report from the Hospital Association of Rhode Island indicates that, in 2014, Rhode Island hospitals had an economic impact in the state of more than $6.5 billion. Given the hospital industry’s contributions to the Ocean State, HARI urged state leaders to make the appropriate investments to secure the industry’s role in the state’s economy. more
The Lifespan Community Health Institute has scheduled a series of health forums throughout the state. Designed to allow residents to share their health concerns with Lifespan, the forums will enable Lifespan to collect information for its Community Health Needs Assessment, which is an Affordable Care Act requirement. more
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has named Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza a recipient of its 2016 Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness and nutrition-related programs. more
Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, part of Southcoast Health, recently received a $6,000 grant by the Colon Cancer Coalition for colon cancer prevention, education and screening programs to the area’s underserved populations. more
Rhode Island Hospital is recruiting local participants for an international clinical trial to test an investigational drug intervention that may reduce the risk and development of Alzheimer’s disease. more
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. more
Dr. Cornelius (Skip) Granai III, director of Women & Infants Hospital’s Program in Women’s Oncology, received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. more
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