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PROVIDENCE – New York Hall of Science President Margaret Honey recently told a packed room of educators, business leaders and policymakers at the 2014 conference of the R.I. STEM Center that conventional approaches for engaging young scientists and designers are simply not working. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc. and VAL Health Rewards recently launched the Healthy Together program at Care New England. The program is intended to help families adopt regular exercise and healthy eating habits. more
PROVIDENCE – Many women experience bothersome urine loss with laughing, coughing and sneezing and on their way to the bathroom. When women experience both types of urine leakage, the condition is called mixed urinary incontinence. more
It’s taking a long time to connect all the dots, but slowly health care reform is making headway. The latest example of progress was the agreement signed recently between Care New England, Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corp. and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to create a fully integrated, accountable-care payment model, the first of its kind in the state that includes all aspects of patient care. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island teens compare favorably to their peers in other states when it comes to tobacco use, alcohol consumption, fighting, prescription-drug use, unsafe sexual behaviors and soda consumption. more
A new study from Bradley Hospital has found that bipolar children have greater activation in the right amygdala – a brain region important for emotional reaction – than bipolar adults when viewing emotional faces. more
Working with the R.I. Department of Health, AIDS Project Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Public Health Institute The Miriam Hospital recently launched the Do It RIght: Get Tested for HIV and STDs campaign, led by Miriam’s Dr. Philip A. Chan. more
U.S. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., have introduced legislation to help families burdened by the costs of illness and injury. more
Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital talks about his work studying asymptomatic Alzheimer’s. more
CVS MinuteClinic has applied to the R.I. Department of Health once again for a license to operate a retail health clinic in Rhode Island, bringing home a national trend in this model of care. RHCs arose in the early 2000s and have grown to more than 1,600 clinics currently in operation in 42 states. In a recent study by Accenture, it is projected that retail clinics will double in the next three years to more than 2,800. more
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