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First Night pays off all year long

For cities that host First Night celebrations, New Year's Eve has become a gift organizers say keeps right on giving. According to a pre-millennium hype...

Chemo calls for cautionary software

Far from the front lines of emergency or operating room medicine exists the pristine quarters of Rhode Island Hospital's IV Services Preparation Area, where...
Dr. Andrew Nathanson, left,of Miriam Hospital.

MedTeams plan tries to slash hospital errors

Their team status is denoted by color - the "Blues" and the "Golds" -- but unlike your basic athletic line-ups these Miriam Hospital Emergency...
Canadian anti-smoking activistGarfield Manhood

Anti-tobacco activists urged to focus on the product

His audience was clear -- Rhode Island's top tobacco control activists, in a conference sponsored last month by the Rhode Island Department of Health. But...
Dr. Andrew Nathanson checkingon an X-ray.

Medical mistakes finally in focus for prevention

Medical mistakes in the still-predominantly human world of health care are still the only sure thing. According to a September 1999 report in the Annals...

Return to sender: online postage

After months of sluggish sales that didn't "push the envelope," online postage took its biggest dive last week when Net postage pioneer E-Stamp bailed...
Efficient lighting at this office.

A plea for energy conservation, savings

The winter holiday season of lights is a fitting time, according to Narragansett Electric officials, to remind customers of Demand Side Management programs that...
Valerie Forti: "Are we moving in theright direction? Definitely yes!"

Linking business and education to make a difference

Name: Valerie Forti Age: 45 Position: Executive Director, Business Education Roundtable, a nonprofit organization made up of the state's top CEOs, devoted to improving the...
Crowds in Boston contrast with the morerelaxed atmosphere in Providence.

Close, small-town atmosphere in R.I. attracts Boston transfers

Andy Hodgkin, a partner at the international law firm Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer, has an analogy to describe the difference between working in...
This teenager clicks on viaAmerica Online.

Teens spend less time online than adults

Contrary to the common belief that teenagers control use of the home computer, two major online research firms has found they actually...

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