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DR. SHELDON LIDOFSKY is a board certified gastroenterologist at University Gastroenterology. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY GASTROENTEROLOGY

Five Questions With: Dr. Sheldon Lidofsky

Dr. Sheldon Lidofsky is a board certified gastroenterologist at University Gastroenterology with more than 20 years in the field. Lidofsky is an expert in...
THE YOUR BLUE STORE location in East Providence. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island offers advisers to assist customers with buying health insurance at its Your Blue Store locations in East Providence, Warwick and Lincoln. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

BCBSRI offers health insurance buying advice

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has staff available at three Your Blue Store locations in East Providence, Warwick and...
DOMINION DIAGNOSTICS LLC, a drug-monitoring company, celebrated two decades in business on Nov. 29.

Dominion Diagnostics celebrates 20th anniversary

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Dominion Diagnostics LLC celebrated two decades in business as a drug-monitoring company in November, and stands poised to mark a milestone...
RENEE EGER, medical director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center and the Menopause Program at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, recently received certification as a menopause practitioner from the North American Menopause Society. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Eger earns menopause practitioner certification

PROVIDENCE – Renee Eger, medical director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center and the Menopause Program at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode...
FURTHER STUDY: Dr. Gregory D. Jay, owner of Lubris LLC, has been investigating lubricin, a glycoprotein recently licensed to Novartis for use as a dry-eye treatment. Jay is looking into lubricin’s potential as a treatment for damaged joints and abdominal scarring prevention.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. hospitals’ dilemma: Nurture innovation or be downsized by it

Medical innovation saves and improves otherwise desperate lives and lends prestige to the hospitals nurturing it, while attracting new patients, funding, and top researchers...
MANAGED CARE: Dr. Kevin Baill is unit chief of intensive inpatient adult treatment services in the ambulatory detox clinic at Butler Hospital, which recently added a center of excellence for opioid-addiction treatment. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS

Butler treating opioid addiction as disease

Rhode Island added a fourth center of excellence for opioid-addiction treatment at Providence’s Butler Hospital in November, part of a statewide effort to focus...
THE PROVIDENCE CENTER will open a teen-oriented substance use disorder recovery center in January, thanks in part to a $20,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. / COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE CENTER

BCBSRI pledges $20K for R.I.’s first substance use disorder recovery center

PROVIDENCE – A $20,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has helped The Providence Center raise the full $400,000 needed...

NCQA rates 5 R.I. health plans ‘excellent’

PROVIDENCE —  The National Committee for Quality Assurance has accredited 19 health plans in Rhode Island, rating five of them “excellent,” its highest such rating.Blue...
ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL has been named among the top hospitals in the U.S. by the Leapfrog Group. / COURTESY ST. ANNE'S HOSPITAL

Leapfrog Group names St. Anne’s, Miriam among nation’s top hospitals

FALL RIVER — The Leapfrog Group has named St. Anne’s Hospital among 44 Top General Hospitals in the United States, and also named The...
THE NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL INNOVATION CENTERand MedMates will use a $150,000 grant from R.I. Commerce Corp. to foster relationships between biotech firms.

MedMates, New England Medical Innovation Center win $150K to foster biotech...

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Commerce Corp. has awarded a $150,000 Network Matching Grant to The New England Medical Innovation Center  and local life sciences...
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