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Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in...

Virtual summit tackling physician burnout to be held June 15

PROVIDENCE – Doctors and those close to them are invited to an online summit that will focus on physician burnout this week. “Addressing Physician Burnout...

Five Questions With: Corey McCarty

Massachusetts-based Commonwealth Care Alliance announced in May that Corey McCarty, a native Rhode Islander who has spent nearly his entire career in the health...

Lifespan seeks nurse-led research projects for $1M initiative

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to support medical research projects led by nurses, Lifespan Corp. has dedicated up to $1 million this year for...

Women & Infants Hospital recruits participants for gestational diabetes screening study

PROVIDENCE – Women & Infants Hospital is taking part in a new study aimed at better understanding the role that blood glucose levels plays...

Blue Cross, CharterCARE Health partner on in-home care program

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and CharterCARE Health Partners are partnering to provide in-home care for Blue Cross’ eligible...

Should Rhode Island join other states in offering financial or promotional...

Some states almost seem to be competing to see who can offer the best deals or biggest cash prizes to get more people vaccinated...
Gerontologist Deb Burton launched R.I. Elder Info and rielderinfo.com in 2018 to 
help people remain independent as they age. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Prioritize elder care

Deb Burton | R.I. Elder Info executive director Businesses nationwide lose billions of dollars annually due to absenteeism, lack of presenteeism, crisis management and reduced...

Prizes not way to beat COVID-19

It’s inherently unfair to pay or otherwise reward some but not all with gifts to persuade them to get a vaccine for COVID-19, but...

Franchitto named NPHI board vice chair

DIANA FRANCHITTO, CEO and president of Providence-based hospice and home health organization HopeHealth, was recently elected vice chair of the National Partnership for Healthcare...

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