Health Services

Judge asks for, gets, delay in Carcieri order

PROVIDENCE – In response to a request today by R.I. Superior Court Judge Patricia A. Hurst, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri agreed to defer the...

Suicide prevention for vets helps 55,000 callers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A suicide prevention hot line launched by two federal agencies last year helped more than 55,000 callers in its first year,...

Researchers: Molecules could <br> predict stomach cancer survival

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have found two molecular markers they believe could be used to predict outcomes for patients with stomach...

Medicare Part D complaints down sharply

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office shows that complaints from Medicare beneficiaries about the prescription drug benefit declined...
AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS Sigourney Weaver will be the main attraction at the Woman & Infants Hospital event. To learn more about the luncheon, slated for Sept. 10 at the R.I. Convention Center, visit www.GiveToWomenAndInfants.org. /

Weaver headlining W&I luncheon

PROVIDENCE – Actress Sigourney Weaver will be the featured speaker at Women & Infants Hospital’s Celebrity Luncheon, scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. on...

Public sector pays for more than half of U.S. health care

BETHESDA, Md. – A new study published online last week in the journal Health Affairs shows public dollars paid for 56.1 percent of all...
THOMAS DUCHESNE, director of diagnostic imaging at Newport Hospital, said that patients are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about advances in health care industry /

Five Questions With: Tom Duchesne

Newport Hospital recently opened a new diagnostic imaging facility in Portsmouth to serve residents of northern Newport County and ease some of the pressure...

U.S. jobless rate hits 4-year high of 5.7%

WASHINGTON – “Non-farm payroll employment continued to trend down in July,” shrinking by 51,000 jobs nationwide, matching a revised June decline that was smaller...

Carcieri imposes health fees on union workers

PROVIDENCE – In an executive order this afternoon, the full text of which is attached below, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri imposed health-plan changes and...

CVS posts record $774.8M profit for 2Q

WOONSOCKET – CVS Caremark Corp. (NYSE: CVS) today posted a record profit of $774.8 million for the quarter ended June 28. That represented an...
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