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Butler Hospital researchers publish promising results on laser surgery for severe...

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at Butler Hospital have released new data on a procedure that may help treat severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. The study involved 10 patients...
S&P GLOBAL RATINGS affirmed its B+ bond rating for Care New England and upgraded its outlook from negative to developing. The rating agency cited the health system's definitive agreement to merge with Lifespan Corp. as a major contributing factor.

S&P improves outlook on CNE bond rating, citing planned merger with...

PROVIDENCE – S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook on R.I. Health and Education Building Corp.’s bonds issued to Care New England Health System from...

Health insurers partner with cities, organizations to increase vaccinations

PROVIDENCE – Health insurance companies are actively partnering with community organizations, state agencies and cities to help vaccinate people who are at high risk...

CVS begins selling over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits

PROVIDENCE – CVS Pharmacy is now selling over-the-counter COVID-19 testing kits, the company announced Monday. CVS Health Corp. is selling three tests that have received...

Five Questions With: Betsy Canino

Betsy Canino, chief of clinical services at the PACE Organization of Rhode Island, discusses PACE-RI’s efforts to administer COVID-19 vaccines to homebound people in...

Thrive, CODAC partner to offer medication, support to treat opioid use

WARWICK – A new partnership between Thrive Behavioral Health and CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is offering people in Kent County access to medication-assisted treatment to...

300th same-day surgery performed at University Orthopedics center

EAST PROVIDENCE – University Orthopedics marked a milestone this month at its East Bay Surgery Center, where 300 successful same-day total joint replacement surgeries...

Blue Cross launches support program for members with dementia, caregivers

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter on a new program aimed...

AG seeks ‘pause’ on proposed medical waste facility review

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha wants a state agency to pause its review of a proposed medical waste facility in West Warwick,...
IN GOOD HANDS: Jennifer Beaugh, right, pharmacy supervisor at The Miriam Hospital, hands a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Karen Tashima at a clinic at The Miriam. Tashima is overseeing a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine that hasn’t yet received U.S. government approval.  / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

R.I. plays role in making new COVID-19 vaccines

What seemed like an epic race for an effective COVID-19 vaccine has produced several options that have people rolling up their sleeves across Rhode...

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