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Southcoast Health first in N.E. to perform procedure with novel atrial...

FALL RIVER – Southcoast Health recently announced the Heart and Vascular Program at Charlton Memorial Hospital is the first practice in New England to...

School is starting too early

Nearly three-quarters of high school students do not get enough sleep on school nights, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National...

Eyedrops from CVS, Rite Aid and others carry possible infection risk,...

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. health regulators are warning consumers not to use more than two dozen varieties of over-the-counter eyedrops because of the risk of infections...

U.S. approves updated COVID vaccines to rev up protection this fall 

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. approved updated COVID-19 vaccines Monday, hoping to rev up protection against the latest coronavirus strains and blunt any surge...
MAKING THE ASSIST: Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center patient Andrea Blair, right, of Cumberland, wears the ­EksoNR exoskeleton and moves through a walking session with the guidance of physical therapist Allissondra Dutra. 
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High-tech exoskeleton lending a hand, arms and legs

Early last December, Chuck Allen was enjoying a lazy afternoon at home in North Kingstown. His wife, Becky, had run out for a few...

Study: Family caregivers in R.I. sixth-least burned out in United States

PROVIDENCE – A new study by the website Seniorly.com says family caregivers in Rhode Island are the No. 6 least burned out in the...

Weston: You’ll probably live longer than you think 

Women often don't score as well as men in surveys of financial literacy. One area where we seem to do better is "longevity literacy,"...

Epilepsy Foundation New England receives $1.4M Public Health AmeriCorps grant

PROVIDENCE – Epilepsy Foundation New England has received a nearly $1.4 million Public Health AmeriCorps grant from AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control...
COVID COVERAGE: Dr. Philip Chan, consultant medical director at the R.I. Department of Health, says downgrading the emergency status for the COVID-19 pandemic will not change the availability of vaccines and treatments. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Health insurers will soon have option to start charging for COVID...

For the past three years, grabbing an over-the-counter or laboratory COVID-19 test has been easy, relatively quick and entirely free. But soon, some Rhode...

CCRI dental hygiene students to host free dental clinic for children

LINCOLN – The Community College of Rhode Island dental hygiene graduating class is hosting a free clinic for children in May. The event is organized...
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