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R.I. doctor among leaders of study on breakthrough COVID-19 cases in...

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island doctor has helped lead a study that found fully vaccinated people with cancer remain at high risk for hospitalization...
AT LEAST 28 PATIENTS recently got COVID-19 at Eleanor Slater Hospital, but state officials said it had nothing to do with a crisis-level staffing policy enacted on Dec. 31 allowing for COVID-19-positive employees to come into the workplace. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS

BHDDH: Bringing in COVID-positive staff didn’t lead to outbreak at ESH

CRANSTON – State officials said on Friday that a COVID-19 outbreak among patients at the Eleanor Slater Hospital is unrelated to the crisis-level staffing...
UNDER A NEW EMERGENCY POLICY, the R.I. Department of Health allowed a state-run hospital and a privately run nursing home to allow COVID-19 positive employees into the workplace over the past weekend, Jan. 1 through Jan. 2, due to short staffing. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AND HOSPITALS

DOH: COVID-19-positive medical workers allowed on job sites

PROVIDENCE – With staffing shortages hitting crisis levels, the R.I. Department of Health is allowing medical facilities in the state to draw on employees...

New COVID-19 cases in U.S. rise to highest levels on record

CHICAGO (AP) – More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to the...

URI study finds hopeful messaging important in raising vaccination rates

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As COVID-19 continues to surge across the country, with Rhode Island recording a record number of new single-day cases earlier this...

Pharmacies responding to renewed demand for COVID-19 vaccinations

PROVIDENCE – As the new omicron variant of COVID-19 stokes anxiety, COVID-19 booster vaccinations are available in Rhode Island – but those scheduling their...

New RIDOH data analysis highlights links between childhood trauma and adult...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders who experience childhood trauma are more likely to see negative health effects as they get older, according to a new...

Providence, Cumberland awarded for fluoride levels in drinking water

PROVIDENCE – Public water systems in Providence and Cumberland have received Water Fluoridation Quality Awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This year’s...

State receives $81.7M from feds for new public health lab

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been allocated $81.7 million in federal funds for its plans to build a new State Health Laboratory for the...

R.I. expands Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to ages 5-11

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination to children ages 5 to 11, Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Department...

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