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Cancer Society honors volunteers from community

The American Cancer Society's local chapter has recognized several volunteers, community leaders and businesses for their involvement with the organization in the past year. Volunteers...

A risky but popular shortcut in the battle on obesity

Take this quiz.Imagine you are obese. For a chunk of the population, that is not much of a stretch. Your physician has warned you...
METLIFE Auto & Home President Bill Mullaney, left, and blood coordinator Collette Berthiaume, center, present the MetLife Foundation grant to Rhode Island Blood Center President and CEO Lawrence Smith. /

MetLife Foundation gives $1,000 to R.I. Blood Center

The MetLife Foundation has given $1,000 to the Rhode Island Blood Center for a program to teach Ocean State elementary school students in ...

Brown cancer biologists ID key growth factor

PROVIDENCE- Researchers at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital have identified a type of gene-regulating protein that is required to...

Westerly Hospital opens spine and pain center

WESTERLY – A physician specializing in interventional pain management and spine care has established the Westerly Spine & Pain Center in a suite on...

$63.8M in facilities projects proposed in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Office of Health Systems Development at the R.I. Department of Health this month received six “certificate of need” applications for a...

Kent Hospital teams up with Cancer Society

WARWICK – Kent Hospital and the American Cancer Society's New England Division have signed a pact to collaborate on several initiatives, including education programs...

Women & Infants gynecology service for children, teens

PROVIDENCE – Recognizing that a woman's body is "vastly different" than that of an adolescent or a child, Women & Infants Hospital has opened...

Drug dispenser growing its generic-medication use

A pilot program that put generic-drug dispensers in doctors' offices to encourage them to prescribe generics instead of brand-name drugs has been a big...

R.I. saves $5.5M with UnitedHealth contract extension

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Administration Director Beverly Najarian today said the state has agreed to extend its contract with UnitedHealthcare of New England...
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