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Westerly Hospital using CAD with breast MRIs

WESTERLY – The Westerly Hospital recently began using computer-aided detection (CAD) technology for breast MRI, an intensive screening technology that can detect breast cancer...

Women & Infants tops off five-story addition

PROVIDENCE – Eight months after breaking ground for a five-story, 140,000-square-foot addition that includes a new neonatal intensive-care unit, Women & Infants Hospital on...

ER Card adopts PURVIS notification technology

MIDDLETOWN – ER Card LLC, a West Warwick-based company that provides electronic patient health records to consumers, has adopted PURVIS Systems Inc.’s Emergency Notification...

Memorial ER moves to temporary space while new unit built

PAWTUCKET – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island moved its emergency department to temporary quarters in the MacColl building – former home of an inpatient...

Hasbro profit up in 4Q, CEO slated to step down

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc., the world’s second- largest toymaker, posted fourth-quarter profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates and said CEO Alfred Verrecchia will step down,...

Mass. slated to lead N.E. in new industrial plants

SUGAR LAND, Texas – Massachusetts leads New England in planned industrial plant start-ups for 2008, according to information released last week by Industrial Info...
JUDY ALBERTI, the new VP of entertainment and sports, will recruit acts for the Fox Theatre, The Club and various lounges, plus the MGM Grand Theater at the new hotel complex slated to open in mid-May. /

Foxwoods Resort names two new VPs

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – Foxwoods Resort Casino today expanded its executive suite, naming Edward Stanton to serve as vice president of hotel operations and...
NATIONWIDE, the average price of self-serve unleaded rose 6 cents over the past week to $3.109, 9 cents more than in the Ocean State. Above, a woman walks her dog past a Valero station in Long Beach, Calif. /

AAA: R.I. gas prices bounce back above $3/gallon

PROVIDENCE – “After decreasing for the last five weeks, gasoline prices are up 3 cents,” AAA Southern New England said today. AAA’s Feb. 18 survey...

Blue Cross Direct Pay gets 2/3 of requested rate hike

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner has approved an average rate increase of 8.7 percent, or nearly a third less...
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Facebook is not just for your kids

Dear Dan: I’m always reading about hot new Internet sites and services like Facebook, LinkedIn, PayPal and things like that. But I’m still...
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