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The Cannabis Career Institute will hold a business training session on March 1 for Rhode Islanders interested in opening a medical marijuana dispensary or selling marijuana and edible cannabis products if and when the state legalizes recreational marijuana use. more
Kent’s oldest employee reflects on her experience at the hospital as she nears her 100th birthday. more
(Updated, 4:45 p.m.) CVS Caremark Corp. halted sales of tobacco products almost a month ahead of schedule, started a smoking-cessation campaign, and changed its name to position itself as an advocate of better health. more
When Angelo Pitassi Jr.’s son, Angelo III, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2006, he began wearing a medical bracelet that over the next few years was frequently replaced after wearing out. Pitassi became convinced he could make a better, less costly bracelet. His Providence company, HealthID Profile Inc., was formed in 2011 and today focuses on utilizing technology to store and share data on the bracelets online. “The physical products are a conduit,” he said. “The true value is what is stored in the cloud and accessed from an app.” more
Doctor of physical therapy at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital talks about the Affordable Care Act’s potential impact on her field. more
Hospitals in Rhode Island generated an estimated $6.7 billion in statewide economic activity in 2012, supported about 43,100 jobs and provided $1.9 billion in wages, according to a report released Tuesday by the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. more
Founder of the Healing Arts Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital talks about the shared boundary of art and health care. more
In 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adopted sweeping changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 that substantially altered rules on privacy, security and breach notification, and increased penalty amounts for violations. more
By this time next year, the independent community hospital in Rhode Island could be a thing of the past. more
Professor of Health Policy and Management at Providence College talks about his new book, “Cries of Crisis: Rethinking the Health Care Debate.” more
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