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Southcoast Health patients get VR help to cope with pain, anxiety

NEW BEDFORD – The Thomas H. and Catherine D. O’Neil Charitable Foundation Inc. is providing virtual reality technology to SouthCoast Health, to help its...
PARTNERS HEALTHCARE has only R.I. Department of Health’s review of its intended merger with Care New England remaining before it can proceed with the deal.

FTC: No challenge for Partners, CNE merger

NEW YORK —The Federal Trade Commission is not opposing the merger of Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts and Care New England, the commission confirmed today.Betsy...
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE Control and Prevention recommends getting immunized against flu. Above, the map shows that the current rates of flu are sporadic in R.I. but higher in Connecticut and Massachusetts. / COURTESY CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

DOH urges flu shots as region starts to see increased activity

PROVIDENCE — Flu activity is about level with this time last year in Rhode Island, accounting for 0.59 percent of physician office visits, but...

Crawford Health caregivers strike, claiming unfair labor practices, low wages

FALL RIVER – Caregivers at Crawford Health and Rehab, represented by the Service Employees International Union District 1199 New England, began a three-day strike...

Five Questions With: Ruth Feder

On Dec. 6, the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island launched its RI Parity Initiative, a statewide public awareness campaign to educate and empower...

Food for Tots donates $83K to Southcoast Health pediatric services

NEW BEDFORD – On Dec. 5, Food for Tots and media teams from radio stations WFHN 107.1 FM, or Fun 107, and WBSM 1420...

PACE Organization honors external partners at annual meeting

PROVIDENCE – PACE Organization of Rhode Island recognized its external partners during its annual meeting on Dec. 4.The organization, a health plan serving older...

Virgin Pulse welcomes Kosecoff, Smithson to science advisory board

PROVIDENCE – Virgin Pulse announced that Jacqueline Kosecoff and Dr. Gary Smithson have joined the Virgin Pulse science advisory board.Kosecoff holds a bachelor’s degree from the...

Former Neurology Foundation employee admits to extortion following termination

PROVIDENCE - Randy Lutz, a former employee of the Neurology Foundation, a nonprofit physicians group associated with Brown Medical School, has admitted to attempted...

Hasbro Children’s Hospital to benefit from Balise Share the Love event

WEST WARWICK – Marking the fourth consecutive selection of Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Balise Subaru has named the nonprofit the local beneficiary of its annual...
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