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THREE LOCAL MANUFACTURERS were recently approved by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors to receive Innovation Vouchers, bringing the program's total to 50 awarded vouchers representing $2.3 million in investment.

3 manufacturers round out Innovation Voucher recipients at 50

PROVIDENCE – Three late Monday additions to the roster of Innovation Voucher recipients, all within the manufacturing industry, have brought the total to 50, representing...
ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER has added medication-assisted treatment to its addiction services in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS MEDICAL CENTER

Roger Williams Medical Center adds medication assisted treatment to addiction services

PROVIDENCE — Medication Assisted Treatment, which has gained support as the state campaigns to curb opioid abuse and overdose deaths, is now offered at...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO, left, delivers a meal to a woman during the 2017 March for Meals Campaign. / COURTESY MEALS ON WHEELS OF RHODE ISLAND

Meals on Wheels raises record $58K for 2018 March for...

PROVIDENCE – Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island raised a record $58,900 during its 2018 March for Meals annual fundraising and public awareness campaign...
DR. ALAN H. DANIELS is a spine surgeon who specializes in complex spinal disorders. He serves as chief of the Adult Spinal Deformity Service at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, director of spine surgery research at University Orthopedics and co-director of the Brown Spine Surgery Fellowship at Brown University. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY ORTHOPEDICS

Five Questions With: Dr. Alan H. Daniels

Dr. Alan H. Daniels is a spine surgeon who specializes in complex spinal disorders. He serves as chief of the Adult Spinal Deformity Service...
THE HOUSE APPROVED A $9.6 BILLION fiscal 2019 budget on Friday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Campaign champions long-term home care independence

PROVIDENCE – The desire to stay in your home as you age is a given for most, but law and policy don’t support that...
THE MENTAL HEALTH Association of Rhode Island will sponsor mental health month this May, kicking off May 1 at the Governor’s State Room at the State House in Providence.

Mental health month kick-off at State House May 1

PROVIDENCE – This year’s kick-off for mental health month in May, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, will focus on mental...
CVS PHARMACY has launched its first ad campaign featuring unaltered images of models called "Beauty in Real Life." / COURTESY CVS HEALTH

CVS Pharmacy launches first ad campaign with unaltered model images

WOONSOCKET – CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, in January announced a commitment to create new standards for post-production alterations of beauty...

PBN names 2018 Business Women honorees

PROVIDENCE —  Sandra J. Pattie, president and CEO of BankNewport, has been named the 2018 Career Achiever in the 2018 Providence Business News Business...
NEW TECH: Dr. Stephen M. Montaquila, an optometrist at West Bay Eye Associates in Warwick, helped draft a bill regulating the use of vision-test apps, in part to ensure they aren’t used to skirt the healthy requirement for routine eye exams. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Optometrists, vision-test app makers don’t see eye to eye

Local optometrists are arguing for “standard of care” regulation of online vision tests for corrective lens prescription renewals, rules branded protectionist by manufacturers, pitting...
THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION'S 2018 State of the Air report notes improved air quality in Rhode Island, with Washington County the worst in the region. / COURTESY ALA

American Lung Association: R.I. air quality improves, Washington County worst in...

PROVIDENCE — Year-round smog (ozone) and soot (particle) air pollution levels have improved state-wide since the last American Lung Association’s Annual Air Quality Report,...
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