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Santoro named Blue Cross 2019 BlueAngel of the Year

PROVIDENCE – For years, Stephanie Santoro has been a dedicated volunteer by working with the Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation and the American Heart...
TACTICAL TECH: Dr. Richard Terek, right, chief of musculoskeletal surgery at Rhode Island Hospital, and Qian Chen, director of the hospital’s Center for Biomedical Research Excellence in Skeletal Health and Repair, have developed nanoparticles to deliver medicine to limit the growth of bone cancer tumors. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

R.I. researchers test nanoparticles in fight against rare bone cancer

For the past 26 years, Dr. Richard Terek has been treating bone cancer patients at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Some forms of the disease...
MEDICINAL USE: Lead grower Elizabeth Keyser explains growing medical marijuana plants with special lighting during a tour of the Curaleaf medical cannabis cultivation and processing facility in Ravena, N.Y., in August. / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

Some Northeast states brace for battle over pot

A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast – it had already passed in three of the...
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R.I. could be leader in new type of health reimbursement arrangements

As of Jan. 1, businesses have a new way to provide health coverage for their employees. Called an Individual Coverage HRA , this health...

New Bedford City Council amends host agreement to allow sale of...

NEW BEDFORD – The City Council voted, 10-1, to approve an amendment to Beacon Compassion Inc.’s existing Host Community Agreement for medical marijuana that...
RHODE ISLAND received $3.6 million in federal grant money for the Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Project. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $3.6M for youth suicide prevention program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $3.6 million in federal funding for suicide-prevention programs, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced on Wednesday. The grant, which comes from...

Three Angels Fund raises $45K for Newport Hospital cancer lab

NEWPORT – A $45,000 donation to the Lifespan Cancer Institute at Newport Hospital from the Three Angels Fund will help support an outpatient IV...

Five Questions With: Dr. Carla C. Moreira

Pawtucket native Dr. Carla C. Moreira stayed in her home state to graduate from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She now...

Museum of Work & Culture to host memory loss programs

WOONSOCKET – A new monthly series at the Museum of Work & Culture is designed for people with memory loss and their caretakers. Living Memories...

Westerly Hospital sponsors February wellness series

WESTERLY – A four-part community wellness series begins next month at StoneRidge Life Plan Retirement Community in Mystic, Conn. Offered by Westerly Hospital, the programs...
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