Monday, May 17, 2021


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THE ANDARA OFS is a battery-powered, pacemaker-like device that stimulates nerves in the spinal cord, above and below the  injury, to encourage healing. /

Cyberkinetics asks to sell device to heal spinal injury

FOXBORO, Mass. – Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems Inc. (OTCBB: CYKN) today announced it has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for permission to...

M.S. Society’s R.I. Chapter wins national honors

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was honored with the 2006 Pamela Cavallo Award at the annual National...

Women & Infants gynecology service for children, teens

PROVIDENCE – Recognizing that a woman's body is "vastly different" than that of an adolescent or a child, Women & Infants Hospital has opened...

Drug dispenser growing its generic-medication use

A pilot program that put generic-drug dispensers in doctors' offices to encourage them to prescribe generics instead of brand-name drugs has been a big...
BEVERLY E. NAJARIAN, director of the R.I. Department of Administration, called the extension 'another big win for taxpayers.' /

United, R.I. extend state worker contract into 2010

Two and a half years ago, UnitedHealthcare of New England snatched the state employees' health benefits contract away from Blue Cross & Blue Shield...

A growing challenge at the ACI

For some departments in state government, shaving the budget is difficult. For the R.I. Department of Corrections, it's virtually impossible, says Director A.T. Wall. In...
WILLIAM C. WALLACE II of Wakefield has been named the VNAA 2007 Volunteer of the Year for his work in the South County area with VNS Home Health. /

VNS Home Health volunteer wins national honors

William C. Wallace II, of Wakefield, has been honored by the Visiting Nurse Associations of America as its 2007 Volunteer of the Year. He was...

<i>Reconsidering recent tax policy changes</i>

Given the state’s dire budget deficit, should the governor and legislation reconsider the continued implementation of 2006 income tax revisions? * No – 71.4% * Yes...

Feds award R.I. $700,000 to update Medicaid IT

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award Rhode Island $725,253 to update...

Cancer Society honors volunteers from community

The American Cancer Society's local chapter has recognized several volunteers, community leaders and businesses for their involvement with the organization in the past year. Volunteers...

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