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It turns out that most people who enrolled in health insurance for 2014 through HealthCare.gov didn’t bother going back to the site to shop around for better prices for 2015. That means they will pay higher premiums than necessary. It also raises a separate question: What’s the point of having options if so few people use them? more
When Rhode Island lawmakers voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2005, then nonprofit medical dispensaries four years later, it put the state among the forerunners of an increasingly progressive national attitude toward the drug. more
Brown University’s School of Professional Studies Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership program is hosting an evening panel of experts to discuss ways that patients can manage their medical care. more
Stat/Southcoast EMS has dedicated ambulances in its fleet to handle Ebola patients. more
Bill White is the chief author of the new book, “Winning the War Against Concussions in Youth Sports,” a topic that has risen in public awareness due to expanding research on the effects of sports-related head injuries. White grew up playing many sports and is the father of five children who have been high school athletes, one of whom suffered a concussion and had some long-term effects that only became clear several years later. more
Lester P. Schindel started Nov. 10 as CEO of CharterCARE Health Partners. The regional health care network operates Roger Williams Medical Center, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, the St. Joseph Services of Rhode Island, Elmhurst Extended Care and a number of affiliated physician and health providers. more
The Autism Project will present “The CURE: Autism Past, Present & Future,” a play written and performed by the Autism Project’s Leadership Academy. more
The Women’s Health Council is hosting Women and Body Image: Reclaiming, Recovering, a conference focusing on body image issues for teenage girls and adults through a montage of poetry, movement and conversation with patients and providers. more
Dr. Charles Eaton, director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention at Memorial Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, recently published a study that determined statin drugs taken to lower cholesterol can also increase the person’s risk for diabetes and weight gain. more
The American Stroke Association and the Rhode Island Stroke Coordinators Network recently came together at a Providence Bruins hockey game in celebration of stroke survivors, caregivers, and volunteers with the goal of spreading awareness of the F.A.S.T warning signs. more
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