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BUTLER HOSPITAL was awarded a five-year, $12 million COBRE grant to build a self-sustaining center of excellence in clinical-translational brain research focused on enhancing research on and improving treatments for neuropsychiatric illnesses. / COURTESY BUTLER HOSPITAL

Butler Hospital receives 5-year $12M COBRE grant for neuropsychiatric brain research

PROVIDENCE – Butler Hospital has been granted a five-year, $12 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence grant from the National Institutes of Health to...
ENGAGING STUDENTS: ­Denise Coppa, interim associate dean of graduate programs at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing, teaches a class at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

URI launches mental health nurse practitioner master’s program

Nationwide, and here in Rhode Island, the health care industry is suffering from a documented shortage of qualified nurse practitioners.Employment in the sector across...
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Five Questions With Jody Jencks

Jody Jencks | Director, PVD HealthWorks1. What is PVD HealthWorks? In 2017, created PVD HealthWorks to meet the growing demands of the health...
BETTER METHOD: Carl Saab, an associate professor of neuroscience and neurosurgery at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, and a team of Brown researchers have developed and patented a new way to diagnose and manage pain.
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Brown researchers find brain waves an accurate method for measuring pain

A team of Brown University researchers has developed and patented a new, objective measure of pain using a noninvasive electroencephalograph of theta-band brain waves,...
CARE NEW ENGLAND reported an $803,605 operational gain for the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

CNE reports $804K FY18 Q3 operational gain

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System reported operational income in its fiscal third quarter of $803,605, an improvement on an operational loss of...

BCBSRI: Addiction recovery better at home

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is working to change common opinion that recovery must happen at far-away locales, sharing...
IN FAVOR: Dr. James K. Sullivan, left, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Butler Hospital in Providence, speaks with Charles Alexandre, chief nursing officer. Sullivan spoke to the General Assembly in favor of a bill that would require parity in insurance between mental health and physical health for general practitioner services. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Parity seen lacking in mental, physical care

By law, mental or behavioral health and physical health should be treated with parity by insurers but Rhode Island lawmakers and insurance professionals say...
KELLY MCCARTHY, right, corporate director of memory care at LCB Senior Living in Norwood, Mass., served as the keynote address speaker at the Alzheimer's Association Caregiver's Journey conference two years ago. She is pictured with Jerome Morgan, who has Alzheimer's disease and attended the conference. / COURTESY ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Alzheimers’ Association to host Caregiver’s Journey conference

WARWICK – About 23,000 Rhode Islanders are living with Alzheimer’s disease, cared for by roughly 53,000 unpaid caregivers, whose quality of life will be...
THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN named the Providence VA Medical Center Rhode Island's only Healthcare Equality Leader in its 2018 LGTBQ Healthcare Equality Index. Four Lifespan hospitals were also named Top Performers this year. / COURTESY HRC

Report: Providence VA Medical Center R.I.’s leader in LGBTQ health care...

PROVIDENCE – Providence VA Medical Center earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index 2018, the only hospital in the...

Top Doctors List names 279 local physicians to ranks for 2017-18

PROVIDENCE – About 279 physicians in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., have been named by their peers to the Top Doctors List for...
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