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RIDOH to receive $1.5M in funding to combat diabetes, heart disease

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Thursday that the R.I. Department of Health’s Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Program will receive $1.5 million...
RHODE ISLAND will receive $2.3 million in federal funding this year for immunization and vaccine programs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO MATT NAGER

RIDOH receives $2.3M in federal funds for child vaccinations

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Heath will receive $2.3 million in federal funds this year for immunization and vaccine programs, Sen. Jack Reed,...

Too early to call e-cigs unsafe

Whether they’re warning us about the risks of fat, salt, alcohol or electronic cigarettes, public health authorities tend to mislead – with the best...

R.I. Health Department to test 50 water systems for toxic PFAS...

PROVIDENCE – Next week, the R.I. Department of Health and Brown University will begin testing about 50 water sources, including public wells and licensed...

American Lung Association uses $30K CVS grant for school policies ...

PROVIDENCE – The American Lung Association is using a $30,000 grant from CVS Health Corp. to help Rhode Island schools design, implement and enforce...

Five Questions With: Dr. Michael Koster

Dr. Michael Koster, a pediatric infectious-diseases specialist and a hospitalist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, is an assistant professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School...
DRUGMAKERS ARE PREPARING to raise prices Jan. 1 following promises that they wouldn’t raise their prices in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

CDC: R.I. opioid death rate drops to 11th in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Friday’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opioid overdose report showed a decrease in overall deaths from 326 in 2016 to 320...

PT an alternative to opioids

The 16th-century philosopher Francis Bacon once observed that on many occasions, “The remedy is worse than the disease.” And this would seem to be...

Romaine scare is … reassuring

Is nothing safe anymore, now that the U.S. government is warning of the danger of leafy greens? The alert not to eat romaine lettuce...

CDC recommends getting flu shot before October ends

PROVIDENCE – Flu season is near, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting vaccinated against the virus strains that cause the...
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