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OPIOID RELATED DEATHS declined year over year in 2018 for the first time in three decades. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT OLSON

Fatal drug overdoses decline in U.S. for first time in 3...

NEW YORK – Fewer Americans died from drug overdoses in 2018 than the year before, the first decline in almost three decades, new federal...

High-driving arrests rise in Vermont, but there’s nuance in the numbers

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – In the first year that recreational marijuana was legal in Vermont, the number of drivers arrested by state police for...

R.I. suffers first vaping-related death

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has joined the list of states with a vaping-related death, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...

Five Questions With: Lisabeth Bennett

Lisabeth Bennett is the clinical director of Tobacco Cessation Services of Rhode Island, a service offered through CODAC Behavioral Healthcare. As a board certified...

RIDOH launches campaign urging proper use of antibiotics

PROVIDENCE – In reaction to a recently released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the R.I. Department of Health has announced...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health says falling obesity rates for young children on WIC are "encouraging."

CDC: Obesity rates for young children on WIC are falling in...

PROVIDENCE – Obesity rates for Rhode Island children aged 2 to 4 years old enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants...

Mass. Department of Health officials confirm state’s first vaping-related death

PROVIDENCE – Mass. Department of Health officials said a Hampshire County woman in her 60s who died from a vaping-associated lung injury is the...

CDC findings suggest link between THC products and vaping-related illnesses

PROVIDENCE – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new findings on its investigation into vaping-related illnesses that suggest tetrahydrocannabinol products play a...
RHODE ISLAND was granted $17.1 million in federal funding to combat the opioid crisis, HHS announced Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOHN MOORE/GETTY IMAGES

R.I. to receive $17M in federal funds for opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $17.1 million in federal funds to combat the opioid crisis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
THE FIRST case of EEE in Rhode Island since 2010 has been confirmed in a resident in West Warwick, according to RIDOH.

First human case of EEE in R.I. since 2010 confirmed

PROVIDENCE – The first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Rhode Island was found in a person over the age of 50 in...
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