Health Services

Longs favors CVS over higher Walgreens bid

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., and WOONSOCKET – Longs Drug Stores Corp. (NYSE: LDG), which late Friday received a $75-per-share offer from another bidder, has urged...

Eyeing ‘a higher level of doctor’

The course is called “Doctoring,” and along with the foundations of anatomy, cell biology, physiology, genetics and other core medical sciences, it is one...

Bradley study looks at teen condom use

PROVIDENCE – A new study conducted at the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center and three other institutions has found that teens who do not...

Hundreds to pull jet to help in fight against MS

WARWICK – For the second year in a row, hundreds of volunteers are expected to gather at T.F. Green Airport on Sept. 20 to...

Study finds retail clinics not yet having big impact

MINNEAPOLIS – Even though retail clinics such as MinuteClinic are less expensive for patients than many doctors’ offices and urgent-care clinics, the new facilities...
THE EXHIBIT, at the PPL Central Library on Empire Street, features five kiosks that offer interactive multimedia presentations in English and Spanish. /

‘The Eye Site’ exhibit in Providence thru Oct. 30

PROVIDENCE – “The Eye Site: A Traveling Exhibit on Low Vision,” a project of the National Eye Institute, went on display at the Central...

United warns doctors against early scheduled C-sections

MINNEAPOLIS – Citing studies that have shown that newborns delivered by elective C-sections prior to 39 weeks’ gestation are twice as likely to need...
LINE OF DEFENSE: A MinuteClinic nurse practitioner gives a flu shot. MinuteClinic will offer flu shots beginning Oct. 1. /

MinuteClinic, CVS vow to deliver 1M flu vaccines

WOONSOCKET – CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic, both divisions of CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS), announced last week that they plan to deliver 1 million influenza...
Dr. A. Robert Buonnano is the first Rhode Island physician to use a procedure that substitutes for knee replacement surgery with a less-invasive procedure. /

Five Questions With: Dr. A. Robert Buonnano

An orthopedic surgeon at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital has performed Rhode Island’s first resurfacing of an arthritic knee, introducing a less-invasive alternative to...

Slater Fund invests $3.1M in 11 startups

PROVIDENCE – The Slater Technogy Fund completed or approved a total of $3.1 million in investments in 11 Rhode Island-based technology ventures in the...
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