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UnitedHealth 3Q profit rises 15% to $1.28B

MINNETONKA, Minn. – UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), the nation’s largest health insurer, today reported a 15-percent increase in third-quarter earnings, as an increase in profitability...
RAJIV KUMAR, right, is being honored as a Community Hero for founding the statewide healthy living challenge ShapeUp Rhode Island. Together with former state Rep. Ray Rickman, left, Kumar also co-founded the Adopt a Doctor international philanthropy. /

BCBS, Red Cross honor eight Community Heroes

PROVIDENCE – Eight Rhode Islanders will be honored tomorrow at the Sixth Annual Community Heroes Breakfast Celebration, a collaborative effort of Blue Cross &...

R.I. gets nearly $600K from U.S. OxyContin settlement

PROVIDENCE – The Medicaid Fraud Unit of the R.I. Attorney General’s Office has recovered $589,310 from the federal government’s OxyContin settlement, Attorney General Patrick...

Martineau deal turns up heat in corruption probe

A federal investigation of alleged corruption and influence-peddling at the State House heated up last week with the announcement that Gerard M. Martineau, former...
FIRST-YEAR RESIDENTS Amanda Dumas, Amy Akins, Corinna Schultz, and Craig Woda, along with colleague Jessica Baker, are learning about the community they serve. /

Residents learn firsthand about their patients’ lives

They work up to 80 hours per week, shadowing doctors, helping out in the wards and treating patients in the walk-in clinic. They are...

R.I. Hospital pioneering new cancer treatment

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital is among the first 10 sites in the country to offer the Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System, a breast cancer...

Adult flu-shot campaign begins Oct. 17 in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The state is launching an adult influenza immunization campaign this week, as required by legislation passed last year. The “Immunize for Life” initiative,...

CVS Caremark donation supports NICU program

PROVIDENCE – The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust has awarded a two-year, $400,000 grant to Women & Infants Hospital to expand the neonatal intensive-care unit’s...
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OSHA, Democrats and the killer-popcorn rule

There seems to be more than a kernel of truth in findings that a chemical in the buttery flavoring that coats microwave popcorn can...

‘Mature workers’ seen as neglected

Human resources executive Brandon Melton doesn’t want to know his employees’ ages, or their health issues, either. It’s his way of protecting himself and...
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