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When dirt collects in a motorcyclist’s open fracture after an accident, bacteria may adhere to any implant, like stainless steel staples, that the surgeon inserts, and removing that bacteria can be traumatic and costly to the patient, says Dioscaris R. Garcia, a pharmacologist and microbiologist at Materials Science Associates LLC in North Kingstown. more
Though she doesn’t have the data to prove it, Linda Nanni, a certified nurse-midwife and member of the R.I. Department of Health Advisory Council on Midwifery, thinks the number of women who choose to have midwives deliver their babies may be on the increase in Rhode Island and nationally. more
Older patients who aren’t expected to live more than another decade are still being screened too often for cancers, causing more harm than good, a study found. more
The thousands of free flu shots Rhode Islanders receive every year aren’t entirely free. more
HIV and viral hepatitis specialist and primary care physician talks about the RI Defeats Hep C program. more
Self Esteem Boston contracted with South Kingstown-based Pro-Change Behavior Systems Inc. to assess pre-post changes in readiness to change, self-esteem, and symptoms of substance abuse among 100 Self Esteem Boston clients who participated in its new 16-hour Skills for Success curriculum. more
Gasbarro’s Wines will host Taste for a Cause, an evening of gourmet food and elegant wines, to benefit the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. more
Affinity Internal Medicine recently opened its doors in Pawtucket, offering two new bilingual internal medicine specialists who are accepting new patients. more
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, the Rhode Island Quality Institute, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently held an information session at Memorial Hospital for leaders and advocates from the veterans community to learn more about CurrentCare. more
A study released Friday by Healthcentric Advisors found that implementing and adhering to communications guidelines can drastically improve how information is transferred from hospitals to outpatient primary care physicians. more
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