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Mental Health Assoc. seeks champions

PAWTUCKET – The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island is seeking nominees within the business community for its annual Bell Award, which each year...
"PRIMARY CARE doctors are an important link to the health care system for patients to access preventive care and specialists," said Massachusetts Medical Society President Dr. Alice Coombs. /

Five Questions With: Dr. Alice Coombs

For the fifth consecutive year, the Massachusetts Medical Society’s annual Physician Workforce Study has found shortages in primary care, with roughly half of practices...

Breast cancer survivors sought to help current patients be more physically...

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at The Miriam Hospital are recruiting breast cancer survivors for a study with the American Cancer Society geared to encouraging women...

Memorial offers advanced endoscopy services, looking to cut hospital stays

PAWTUCKET – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island is now offering advanced therapeutic endoscopy services to diagnose and treat cancer, and other conditions of the...

RIH: H1N1 differs from other viruses

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island Hospital physicians have identified key ways in which the H1N1 (“swine flu”) virus differs from other viruses that cause...

Federal health reform funds creation of R.I. health insurance help line

PROVIDENCE – The state has been awarded $149,880 to develop a help line that consumers can call when they have questions about health insurance;...
PETER MONTI, director of the new Brown Alcohol Research Center on HIV, which will run the study, said both alcohol and HIV can weaken the brain and the liver. /

Brown awarded $7.5M for study about interaction of alcohol and HIV

PROVIDENCE – A Brown University team has been awarded $7.5 million to study a question that scientists are only beginning to answer: why alcohol...
THE WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL (above) is one of Care New England's hospitals. United Healthcare of New England and Care New England have reached an impasse in contract negotiations, threatening to disrupt care for many of United's Rhode Island members if the dispute is not resolved shortly. /

Care New England and UnitedHealthcare reach impasse in negotiations

PROVIDENCE - Contract negotiations between Care New England and UnitedHealthcare of New England have reached an impasse, threatening to disrupt medical and mental-health care...

Study links waist size, U.S. diabetes rates

ARLINGTON, Va. – Americans’ larger waist size, not conventional risk factors such as obesity, appears to best explain why the United States has higher...
THE STUDY looking at links between childhood trauma and adult health is led by Linda Carpenter, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University. /

Study links childhood adversity to potential adult health woes

PROVIDENCE – A new study led by Brown University and Butler Hospital psychiatrists has found that seemingly healthy adults who were abused or neglected...
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