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Five Questions With: Dr. Paul Akerman

Dr. Paul Akerman, a gastroenterologist at University Gastroenterology LLC, is among the physicians at the practice to use the Virgo platform, a system that...

What’s next for telemedicine? Patients, providers should decide

Telemedicine use exploded when the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic made in-person care difficult. Now, two years later, providers and policymakers must decide what...

R.I. escalates efforts to contain monkeypox

Treating a cough or sore throat used to be a lot simpler. But since the COVID-19 outbreak more than two years ago, common symptoms...
SHARING KNOWLEDGE: Along with her work at Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc., Dr. Martha Mainiero mentors future health professionals as a professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. / 
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Dr. Martha Mainiero, Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. radiologist

Leaders & Achievers 2022 DR. MARTHA MAINIERO Radiologist, Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. DR. MARTHA MAINIERO has always been interested in the intersection between science and the...
RAPID GROWTH: After Peter Marino became CEO and president of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island in 2014, the nonprofit health insurer’s revenue grew from $450 million to $1.5 billion and its membership has more than doubled. / 
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Peter Marino, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island CEO and president

Leaders & Achievers 2022 PETER MARINO CEO and president, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island FRONT-LINE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, as well as the Rhode Islanders they...

Attorney General: R.I. part of a $450M settlement with opioid maker...

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha says he and attorney generals from 35 other states have reached a $450 million nationwide settlement with...

Investments aimed at strengthening state’s behavioral health care system hailed

PROVIDENCE – State leaders and behavioral health advocates Thursday hailed more than $45 million worth of allocations in the 2023 state budget that they...

R.I. unemployment rate stands at record-low 2.7% in July

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.7% in July, unchanged from June and matching the lowest rate on record, the R.I....

Judge: CVS among pharmacies that owe Ohio counties $650M in opioids...

CLEVELAND (AP) – A federal judge has awarded $650 million in damages Wednesday to two Ohio counties that won a landmark lawsuit against national...

SmartAsset: R.I. 3rd best in nation for women’s health care

PROVIDENCE – Women in Rhode Island have the best access to health care in the nation, according to a new study. The Ocean State, which...

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