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4th Frontiers of Health Care conference<br> to focus on uses, perils of...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University will host a free one-day conference entitled “The Promise and Policy Implications of Personalized Medicine,” focusing on the use of...

Report touts economic, social impact of hospitals

A doctor at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence takes it upon herself to help an Iraq War veteran who’s become...

Newport Hospital ‘distinguished’ for its patient safety

NEWPORT – HealthGrades, a national health care ratings company, has named Newport Hospital a “distinguished hospital for patient safety,” one of only five in...

Southcoast to offer care to low-income seniors

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Hospitals Group has become a contracted provider with Senior Whole Health, a new health plan for low-income seniors in Massachusetts,...

Hasbro, Citadel raise $855,000 for cancer treatment

Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Citadel Broadcasting Providence announced that the third “Cure Kids Cancer” radiothon raised $855,000 for pediatric cancer treatment and research at...

Hospital receives corporate gifts for expansion

The Women & Infants Hospital ONWARD Capital Campaign received its first corporate gift of $300,000 from Bank of America. The campaign will help fund...

Senate OKs bill to create long-term care program

The R.I. Senate has approved a bill to establish a new “Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership” in the state, aiming to offer more peace of...

Tufts/NEMC study looks at relative risks of drugs

BETHESDA, Md. – A new study in the May/June issue of the journal Health Affairs offers a new way to gauge the risks of...

Blue Cross creates space for nursing mothers

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has opened two lactation rooms for its working mothers, noting that breast milk offers...

Reed: FDA measure will boost food, drug safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has approved, by a 93-1 vote, a reauthorization of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration that will help...
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