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DISTRICT 1199 SEIU NEW ENGLAND, representing Groden Center behavioral specialists, has reached a tentative three-year contract agreement with the Groden Network. Above, the union on strike in early October. / COURTESY DISTRICT 1199 SEIU NEW ENGLAND

SEIU: Groden Center, union reach tentative three-year contract agreement

PROVIDENCE — Groden Center behavioral specialists represented by District 1199 SEIU New England and the Groden Network have reached an agreement on a three-year...

Brown researcher wins $1.5M grant to study brain signals controlling movement

PROVIDENCE — Brown University researcher Carlos Vargas-Irwin has won a $1.5 million New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program to use cameras...
ANTITRUST REGULATORS approved the CVS Health's planned acquisition of Aetna Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS-Aetna deal is given go-ahead by U.S. antitrust regulators

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. can go ahead with their about $68 billion deal, the Justice Department said, clearing the...
DR. MARK ZONFRILLO, a Brown University researcher, led a study showing the yearly cost of non-fatal injury in the U.S. was $1.9 trillion in 2013. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown study: Non-fatal injury costs U.S. $1.9 trillion in 2013

PROVIDENCE — Non-fatal injuries cost the United States $1.9 trillion in 2013, nearly all of it preventable, according to a Brown University and the...

Resnik awarded $600K for research study on female veteran amputees

PROVIDENCE – Linda Resnik, a research scientist at the Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology at the Providence VA Medical Center, has been awarded nearly...

Five Questions With: Steven Mason

ChartWise Medical Systems Inc., the web-based, computer-assisted clinical documentation improvement software company, has promoted Steven Mason, formerly chief operating officer and president, to serve...

Kent Hospital to host free vascular screening Nov. 3

WARWICK – Kent Hospital will host a free screening for peripheral arterial disease on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its...

Southcoast Health leads nursing facility initiative to safely return elderly home

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Health has been working with local nursing facilities to improve the way they discharge elderly patients, with the goal of...

MHARI announces mental health parity awareness initiative

PROVIDENCE – The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island recently announced the coming launch of the RI Parity Initiative to raise public awareness and...
IMPROVED INDUSTRY: Patrice Milos, left, president and CEO of Medley Genomics in Providence, speaks with Niru Chennagiri, director of informatics. Milos said she’s seen improvement in the number of industry women in science with Ph.D.s. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Milos advances genomics innovation, this time on home turf

Patrice Milos, president and CEO of Providence startup Medley Genomics, is no stranger to Rhode Island. Although she’s lived here since 1989, until a...
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