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BLUE CORSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island BlueAngel Grants program has awarded $218,000 to local organizations to fight obesity and promote healthy eating.

BCBSRI grants $218K to anti-obesity programs

PROVIDENCE — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded $218,000 through its BlueAngel Community Health Grants to nine organizations encouraging physical...
RHODE ISLAND's obesity rate, 30 percent, is the 29th highest in the U.S., according to State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report. / COURTESY TRUST FOR AMERICA'S HEALTH

Report: R.I. 29th among U.S. obesity rates, 30% of adults obese

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island stands among six states where adult obesity rates increased significantly between 2016 and 2017, with 30 percent of adults in...
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Lifespan’s Center for Bariatric Surgery nationally ranked for safety, quality

PROVIDENCE – By fulfilling the standards for patient safety and quality of care, the Center for Bariatric Surgery earned re-accreditation by the national board that...
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