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HELP FOR PAIN: Dr. Alexios Carayannopoulos, director of the new Comprehensive Spine Center at Rhode Island Hospital,  displays diagnostic equipment at the Lifespan facility. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Spine center offers continuum of care

More than merely a "pain in the neck," back pain, which costs Americans $50 billion annually, will affect 80 percent of us at some...
Cedric J. Priebe, M.D., brings a wealth of IT experience to his new position at Lifespan as senior vice president and CIO.

Five Questions With: Dr. Cedric J. Priebe

Dr. Cedric J. Priebe joined Lifespan as senior vice president and chief information officer after serving as CIO for Partners HealthCare – Massachusetts’ largest...
WORDS MATTER: Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg speaks to a Johnson & Wales University class on fundraising and philanthropy, potentially inspiring the next generation of donors and advocates. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Taking rhetoric to action

Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofits in Rhode Island, is no...

Delta flies high investing in wellness

Evaluating data and tracking outcomes are second nature for airlines, especially in the service of employee health. From CEO Richard Anderson on down, Delta...

Healthy behaviors begin at work

UnitedHealthcare of New England wants healthy workforces throughout Rhode Island. So it's focusing its wellness efforts close to home – with its own employees....

Numbers nurture health for Fidelity

Known for helping its customers improve their financial numbers, Fidelity Investments encourages employees to know and improve their health numbers: blood pressure, cholesterol, body-mass...

Building one big heart-healthy nation

American Heart Association-Southern New England has participated in It Is All About Me, the organization's diverse package of online wellness programs, since its 2007...
PUMPED: Arpin Group opened its "green" wellness center about a year ago to support fitness efforts of its team members, including Taylor Arpin, foreground, a fifth-generation member of the family-owned business, and Mark Greene, senior vice president of the GSA division. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘Green’ gym ups participation

Arpin Group Inc., the West Warwick-based moving company, strives to keep its team members focused on adopting healthier lifestyles. With more than a century's...
BUILDING BLOCKS: UnitedHealthcare representative Kavita Patel, right, demonstrates mobile Web app Baby Blocks to Angelia Duran. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

There’s an app for that

(Updated, 5 p.m., Aug. 21) At 6.1 for every 1,000 live births, the infant mortality rate in the United States ranks No. 26 in the...
ON PATROL: Charles Fogarty, left, director of the R.I. Division of Elderly Affairs, speaks with Senior Medicare Patrol Manager Aleatha Dickerson, center, and Senior Medicare Patrol Volunteer Coordinator Gail Amitrano. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Education key to Medicare fraud prevention

What can a senior citizen who had her toenails trimmed by a podiatrist do when she receives a Medicare billing statement with a charge...

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