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CAMPAIGN WORKER: Jane Barrows, founder of Lyme Newport, says awareness efforts about tick-borne infections have taken on new importance in the COVID-19 era because similar symptoms could lead to misdiagnosis. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Is COVID ‘bias’ hindering Lyme disease detection?

Jane Barrows’ troubles with Lyme disease began with a strange mark on her thigh. In 2008, she was doing some landscaping while wearing a bathing...
TAKING ACTION: Dr. Olutosin Ojugbele, a pediatrician at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, led the hospital’s application process for the “Accelerating Child Health Care Transformation” initiative. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Initiative at Hasbro Children’s Hospital to examine racial biases in pediatrics

Pediatric health care isn’t immune from racial inequities. That’s the starting point for a new grant-funded program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence and 11...
TECH SUPPORT: Dr. Subhashini Ayloo sits with the da Vinci surgery system that helps her perform complex liver surgery. Ayloo joined Brown Surgical Associates in February. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

Robot-assisted surgeon performs a first in R.I.

With the precision of slender robotic tools, Dr. Subhashini Ayloo can look inside someone’s abdomen with three-dimensional accuracy. A small incision can be all she...
QUICK RECOVERY: Dr. John Froehlich, director of the Total Joint Center at The Miriam Hospital, says within the last year, the center has reduced its average hospital stay for patients having knees and hips replaced from four days to one day. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

At Miriam, joint replacement is becoming less of a pain

Thirty years ago, when Dr. John Froehlich was an orthopedic surgical resident, the average stay for patients coming into hospitals for replacement of knees...

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