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Insurance copays deter women from mammograms

A new Brown University study shows that even small copayments can keep women from getting mammograms – a concern because copays are increasingly common...
Following up on Rhode Island being named the first “Well State” in the United States, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and Dr. David Gifford, state health department director, last week announced a new, year-long initiative, “Healthy Weight in 2008,” designed to help Rhode Islanders lead more healthy lifestyles. /

Good work is never done

Following up on Rhode Island being named the first “Well State” in the United States, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri and Dr. David Gifford, state...

MetLife completes its acquisition of SafeGuard

NEW YORK – MetLife Inc. (NYSE:MET), one of the largest providers of life insurance in the United States, has completed its acquisition of Aliso...
VURE KPEA, principal of Spa Vure, has four locations in Rhode Island. She took the reins of her family business two months ago, pledging to make accountability her No. 1 priority. /

Spa Vuré owner spreads love to clients and staff

This is the eighth in a series of 12 PBN articles focusing on the backgrounds, challenges and successes of some of the area’s most...

Carcieri would cut municipal aid by $10M in FY09

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri today unveiled a $6.89 billion budget proposal for the State of Rhode Island that calls for drastic changes...

Merger paying off for CVS, 4Q report shows

WOONSOCKET – CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS) today announced record earnings and revenue, boosted by the March 22 merger of CVS Corp. and Caremark...

URI gets $580,860 in Champlin grants for 6 programs

KINGSTON – The University of Rhode Island has been awarded $560,860 in grants from the Champlin Foundations to fund state-of-the-art projects in film studies,...

Roger Williams gets $250,000 for ulcer-healing study

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Vincent Falanga, chairman of the department of dermatology and skin surgery at Roger Williams Medical Center, has been awarded a $250,000...
FROM LEFT: Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island Chief Operating Officer Nancy Coburn and Northern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center Executive Director Yvette Mendez. /

Donation to help center with student scholarships

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island recently donated $17,500 to the Northern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center to create a scholarship for health...
Dr. Ahmad Samer Al-Homsi /

UMass director tapped for RWMC transplant post

Dr. Ahmad Samer Al-Homsi has joined Roger Williams Medical Center as director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit. Al-Homsi comes to Roger Williams...
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