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Community-based nonprofit organizations whose missions align with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s mission to improve the health of Ocean State residents may apply to participate in BCBSRI’s fifth annual statewide day of community service, Blue across Rhode Island. more
Dr. Abdul Saied Calvino is a surgical oncologist at the Roger Williams Cancer Center whose practice expertise includes minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery, hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery. Calvino talked with Providence Business News about health disparities and inequities that Rhode Island’s Latinos experience. more
CVS Health Corp. ranked 44th on a list of the world’s most valuable brands, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 report released this week. more
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that some 500,000 babies are born prematurely each year – representing one of every eight live births in the United States – data from the March of Dimes indicate some 380,000 babies – or about one in 10 – are born prematurely each year. more
Thanks to a $2.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Dr. Charles Eaton, director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital, and his colleagues across the country are leading the first and largest community-based primary prevention trial on the effects of exercise and strength training on heart failure in elderly women. more
Dr. Jack A. Elias is dean of medicine and biological sciences, the Frank L. Day professor of biology and professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University. more
For the second consecutive year, UnitedHealthcare recognized WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care for improving service to its Medicare Advantage members. more
Dr. Paul Koch of Koch Eye Associates earned his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. more
CVS Health Corp. will pay $795,000 to Massachusetts through a settlement with the Attorney General’s Office, with $500,000 earmarked to address opioid dependence and addiction. more
As the health care industry is evolving to respond to changing demands, so, too, are wellness initiatives. A report from the Society for Human Resource Management, “2016 Employee Benefits: Looking Back at 20 Years of Employee Benefits Offerings in the U.S.,” noted that wellness resource information is the most common benefit offered by surveyed employers, but its popularity is declining. Seventy-two percent of them offered that benefit in 2016, down from 2015’s 80 percent, and 61 percent of employers offered wellness programs in 2016, also down from 2015’s 70 percent. more
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