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SHOWING OFF: Beth Charlebois, co-owner of Cultivating RI, a cultivation center located in West Warwick that grows marijuana for the state’s medical-marijuana program, shows the various stages of growth. State lawmakers are expected to approve an expansion of the state's medical-marijuana program. PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do you support expansion of Rhode Island’s medical-marijuana program?

House Democratic leaders did not support Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's proposal to allow recreational marijuana sales to adults but they do back an expansion...
PROTHERA BIOLOGICS has been awarded a two-year $1.9 million Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the potential of a new test to assess prognosis of infants who have or might develop sepsis and necrotizing entercolitis.

ProThera receives $1.9M NIH grant for infant-assessment test research

PROVIDENCE – ProThera Biologics Inc. has been awarded a two-year $1.9 million Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the...
CHARTERCARE HEALTH PARTNERS IS CLOSING the St. Joseph School of Nursing, citing enrollment and tuition issues. / COURTESY OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL

CharterCARE closes St. Joseph School of Nursing

NORTH PROVIDENCE – CharterCARE Health Partners announced that it will permanently close the St. Joseph School of Nursing this year after 117 years of...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 19 in the nation for child well-being in the 2019 Kids Count data book. / COURTESY KIDS COUNT

Report: R.I. ranks No. 19 in nation for child well-being

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 19 in the nation in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2019 Kids Count report measuring children’s well-being, released...

CODAC, Thundermist to partner on telehealth for medication-assisted treatment

CRANSTON – A new partnership between CODAC Behavioral Healthcare and Thundermist Health Center will improve access to medication-assisted treatment for patients seeking help with...

Five Questions With: Donna M. McGowan

Donna McGowan serves as executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Named to the position in 2010, McGowan manages the...

Nimoh to lead Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at...

PROVIDENCE – The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at The Miriam Hospital has named its first African American woman director.Mavis Nimoh, a...

Neighborhood Health Station to be dedicated in Central Falls

CENTRAL FALLS – State and local officials will be on hand Monday to dedicate Neighborhood Health Station, a 47,000-square-foot facility that provides medical, dental,...

Linn Health & Rehabilitation wellness center set to open this week

EAST PROVIDENCE – Aldersbridge Communities’ Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at Linn Health & Rehabilitation is set for a grand opening this week.The center, which...

University Orthopedics welcomes new surgeon

EAST PROVIDENCE – Dr. Thomas Barrett has joined the roster of orthopedic surgeons at University Orthopedics, a regional center for numerous orthopedics specialties and...
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