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BCBSRI review: Addiction treatment benefits from peers, meds, primary care

PROVIDENCE – Peer recovery participants tend to stay longer in substance abuse treatment when the programs are accompanied by medication-assisted treatment and a primary...
KEEPING TRACK: Dr. Ian Madom has co-founded a company named MY MOC Inc. that administers an online platform called MOCingbird to help doctors keep track of their license and education ­requirements. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Online platform helping keep doctors in good standing

Dr. Ian Madom knew his medical license was due for renewal in the spring of 2018, but a required eight hours of opioid training...

Battle looms over R.I. nursing home bill

State legislation that would hike pay rates for certified nursing assistants, would require nursing home caregivers to spend more time with each resident and...
DOULA DISCUSSION: Stacey Collins, left, asks questions of doulas Meg Bain, center, and Elyse Wilkie during a Doulas of Rhode Island gathering in North Kingstown earlier this month that allowed expectant mothers to investigate hiring a doula for delivery and postpartum services. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Doulas argue insurance proposal is about access, equity

Quatia Osorio had never heard of a doula before 2011. But after two miscarriages, the Rhode Island resident started looking into services to support her...
LAB WORK: Research associates Mitchell McAlister and Olivia Morin work in the lab at EpiVax in Providence. The biotechnology company recently began working on a coronavirus vaccine. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

EpiVax devises ‘recipe’ for coronavirus vaccine

Staying current on the frantic pace of the coronavirus outbreak means following reports by major news outlets for most people, but analysts at EpiVax...
ACTION PLAN: Mikel Wadewitz, center, director of AIDS Project Rhode Island, speaks with Will Tregaskis, left, and Minerva W. Quiroz during a staff meeting. Wadewitz says APRI is partnering with other agencies to develop a more concrete action plan to support older individuals with HIV. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

AIDS Project R.I. seeks funds to continue tackling AIDS-related issues

AIDS Project Rhode Island is addressing AIDS-related issues on a variety of fronts, despite new medication that is making the impact of HIV and...
DRUMMING UP BUSINESS: Members of Nam Pai Kung Fu Academy participate in Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood on Feb. 2. Officials in Boston are launching efforts to draw visitors back amid fears of a new Chinese virus that’s sickened tens of thousands, including a college student in Boston. / AP FILE PHOTOS / STEVEN SENNE

Amid virus fears, Boston backs its Chinatown

Boston is trying to throw some love to Chinatown amid concerns about a new Chinese virus that has sickened tens of thousands, including a...
LIASON: Dr. Matthew Smith, a physiatrist at University Orthopedics, acts as a Medicare/Medicaid liaison for doctors. He is trying to educate his peers on value-based care. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. doctor takes role urging value-based care

Dr. Matthew Smith spends most of his time working with patients, helping them heal from painful conditions that affect muscles and bones. A physiatrist at...

Report: Memorial Hospital closure resulted in longer ER wait times at...

PAWTUCKET – The closing of Memorial Hospital has resulted in limited access to care and increased wait times at emergency rooms at other local...

HSRI sees 32,704 signups for 2020

EAST PROVIDENCE – Enrollment in the state’s health insurance market for 2020 totaled 32,704 individuals and families during the open enrollment period, an increase...
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