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LEADERSHIP TEAM: From left, Colleen Wham, director of operations; registered nurse Michele Kratz, vice president of clinical services; and Erica Chase, senior care integration team lead, discuss blood pressure readings at Upward Health National in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing just the start for Upward Health executive

Michele Kratz is a registered nurse at heart, but she’s done many things in her career that position her for success in her new...

The comforting myths of health care costs

After this season of shopping, we Americans have shown our savvy. We know that steep markdowns are illusory, that the “real” price to the...
MULTIPLE NEW LAWS and requirements will take affect in Rhode Island starting Jan. 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAM BHATIA


Education accountability, electronic opioid prescriptions, mandatory health insurance among new R.I....

PROVIDENCE – As 2020 draws near, residents and businesses within Rhode Island will need to adhere to new requirements set to go into effect...

Five Questions With: Dr. Christine Gadbois

Last month, Dr. Christine Gadbois was named CEO of CareLink, a nonprofit network of senior health care providers. She is just the second CEO...

NEIT offers gastrointestinal/endoscopy technician training course

EAST GREENWICH – A new gastrointestinal/endoscopy technician course is set to launch in February at New England Institute of Technology. The first class is expected...

R.I. nonprofit awards grant to fund esophageal cancer research in Seattle

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island nonprofit has awarded a grant to support research aimed at determining the accuracy of a breath test for detecting...

Newport Wellness Week boasts full roster of deals, special events

NEWPORT – Newport Wellness Week’s signature event, the Wellness Marketplace, is set for Jan. 19 at the Newport Marriott Atrium. More than 40 health and...

Healthcentric Advisors receives CMS award to oversee quality improvements

PROVIDENCE – A three-alliance organization has been awarded a five-year contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to serve as a regional...

Flu is now widespread in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Widespread flu has hit Rhode Island, according to the R.I. Department of Health. With the “widespread” designation – the highest in the five-tier...

High-driving arrests rise in Vermont, but there’s nuance in the numbers

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – In the first year that recreational marijuana was legal in Vermont, the number of drivers arrested by state police for...
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