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Professor of Public Health Entomology and the director of the University of Rhode Island Center for VectorBorne Disease and its TickEncounter Resource Center talks about public awareness of Lyme disease. more
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PROVIDENCE – Butler Hospital is the first of 60 clinical trial sites in the U.S. to begin administering an investigational drug to test a new way to prevent the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease in adults who may be at higher risk for developing the disease, but who have no symptoms. Butler is actively seeking volunteers in this age range who have normal memory function. more
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
Using knowledge of 3-D computer modeling honed over decades of work simulating cars and airplanes, one company with deep ties to Rhode Island now hopes to spark a profound shift in the way researchers and physicians study the human heart. more
PROVIDENCE – Asserting that there are healing powers to working the earth in a garden – not to mention the nutritional benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables – staff with the Integrative Care Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island have launched a community gardening program for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. 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
The four health insurance companies doing business in Rhode Island have filed their 2015 insurance rate requests with the R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, and the period for public comment has begun. more
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