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Dr. Alan Morrison, a cardiologist at the Providence VA Medical Center, recently was awarded $50,000 for a one-year pilot project through Ocean State Research Institute to study aortic heart valves’ thickening and hardening, according to a statement from the Providence VA Medical Center. more
Newport Hospital will offer a community lecture, “Sweet Success: How a Life Coach Can Help You Prevent Diabetes,” on Sept. 21, from 6:30–7:30 p.m. Penny Fitch, Newport Health Equity Zone resident consultant and a diabetes prevention program lifestyle coach, will lead a discussion on how individuals can act proactively to help prevent or delay developing the disease. more
Dr. Rebecca M. Reece joined University Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases in January 2015. Her clinical and research interests include tick-borne diseases, HIV adherence and retention, and health disparities. Reece talks about the risks of Zika and her role as an infectious disease specialist. more
Researchers, including John Sedivy, the Hermon C. Bumpus Professor of Biology and a professor of medical science at Brown University, have found that movement within the genome of potentially harmful DNA snippets may cause or contribute to age-related health problems. more
At South County Hospital, Rhode Island’s only independent hospital, Dr. Bob Marchand performs full knee replacement surgeries using a high-tech tool that will not be commercially marketed and released until March 2017, he told Providence Business News. more
This week, officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve will hold a crucial meeting on whether to raise interest rates. Whatever they do, it will probably be a mistake. more
The Make It Yours ad campaign will resume in mid-October so Rhode Islanders can share their favorite fall photos of the Ocean State, the R.I. Commerce Corp. said this week. more
Rhode Island must meet demands for workers by supporting postsecondary education, as social sciences, health care support, and science, technology, engineering and math jobs are the fastest-growing jobs in the state, according to a report from the New England Board of Higher Education: Higher Education’s Impact on the New England Economy: Investing in People. more
The Top 5 MBA Programs, based on 2014-15 enrollment. more
(Updated 3:14 p.m.) Rhode Island’s median family income rose to $70,108 last year from $61,605 in 2014, but the number of children living in poverty still remains high at 40,566, or 19.4 percent, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT said this week. more
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