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PROVIDENCE – One of the many challenges involved in spine surgery for children is placing screws in very small places. Now, orthopedic surgeons at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital have a new guidance system to help them in this task. more
PROVIDENCE – A research scientist with The Miriam Hospital, who studies high-risk behaviors such as excessive drinking and unprotected sex, was honored Oct. 31 at the Lifespan Annual Research Celebration. more
WESTERLY – The most important health care issue for residents of Washington County is access to health care, according to a survey of residents that was conducted as part of Westerly Hospital’s recent Community Health Assessment. more
PROVIDENCE – Hospital-associated infections, which can be reduced by hand hygiene, resulted in direct medical costs for U.S. hospitals of between $36 billion and $45 billion in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
PROVIDENCE – A new report about RIte Care, the state’s health-insurance program for low- and moderate-income children and their families, concludes that the program is continuing to improve the health of children, pregnant women and families in Rhode Island. more
RE/MAX 1st Choice real estate agent Mark DeCosta recently hosted his second annual summer block party fundraising event at his home in Coventry, raising $8,000 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital, doubling what he raised last year. more
In a joint statement issued late Friday afternoon, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner and HealthSource RI Director Christine Ferguson said Rhode Island will not allow insurers to continue the sale of policies canceled under the Affordable Care Act, despite President Barack Obama’s decision to grant Americans who received cancellation notices a one-year reprieve. more
Americans seeking cheap insurance on the Obamacare health exchanges may be in for sticker shock if they get sick next year, as consumers trade lower premiums for out-of-pocket costs that can top $6,000 a person. more
President Barack Obama says he’s giving Americans who’ve received cancellation notices from their insurers a one-year reprieve before they have to get new policies under his health-care law. more
The $2.7 trillion U.S. health-care system lags behind other nations in improving its citizens’ health even as spending has doubled, increasing faster than any other industry over the past decade, researchers said. more
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