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NO QUIT: Veteran Raymond Sienko makes Christmas ornaments in his Newport home in hopes of making it into a side venture with the help of the Veterans Affairs Providence Health Care Employment Resource Center. Only a small number of veterans who get assistance from the center seek to start a small business. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

For some veterans, venturing out is what they want to do

Three years ago, a woman selling ornaments at a kiosk in the Providence VA Medical Center caught Raymond Sienko’s attention while he was waiting...
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Dr. Linda Carpenter, center, director of Butler Hospital’s transcranial magnetic stimulation clinic and professor of psychiatry at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School, collaborates with members of the Butler staff. 
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Transcranial magnetic stimulation treatments are helping patients with depression

Akos Antwi recalled the day when one of her clients who had been suffering with depression for more than 30 years came to her...

URI College of Pharmacy, Providence VA form research partnership

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island's College of Pharmacy is collaborating with the Providence VA Medical Center on a new research partnership. The...

Five Questions With: Dr. Emily Ortega Goddard

Dr. Emily Ortega Goddard has joined Brown Surgical Associates in the practice’s Divisions of Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery. Goddard will step into her...
A MODULAR UNIT IS RAISED by a crane on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, to be lowered into place as part of the "Bowdoin Street Rowhouse," an 8-unit affordable-housing development that's being developed by the nonprofit One Neighborhood Builders at the 101 Bowdoin St. site of a deadly fire that occurred in 2018. / PHOTO COURTESY STEPHEN IDE OF ONE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDERS

One Neighborhood Builders behind $2.2M modular home project in Providence

PROVIDENCE – They looked like children’s building blocks being stacked neatly together, as the prefabricated modular homes that make up the “Bowdoin Street Rowhouse”...
IN LIGHT OF RISING COVID-19 CASES, Lifespan Corp. announced on Jan. 5 that it has updated its visitation policy "to ensure the safety of patients and staff," including a three-hour time span for visits and a limit on the number of visitors for inpatients at Rhode Island Hospital.

R.I. Hospital tightens visitation to 3-hour window amid COVID-19 surge

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp., the state's largest hospital system, announced on Wednesday that it's tightening visitation policies, limiting visitors for inpatients at Rhode Island...
THE PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER is sticking with its current quarantine policies, calling the new guidance for a five-day quarantine "risky" and "somewhat controversial." / COURTESY PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER

Providence VA sticks with longer quarantine; not adopting new CDC guidance

PROVIDENCE – While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offered updated guidance this week, dropping its recommended time for asymptomatic people to...

Patients at VA Providence now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 vaccinations are underway for patients at the VA Providence Healthcare System. On Jan. 6, John Kirby, a veteran, was the first nonemployee...

$2M NIH grant to fund research on relationship between sleep disruption...

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at Butler Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center have received a $2.24 million federal grant from the National Institutes of...
Jennifer Marquis-Caruso / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions With: Jennifer Marquis-Caruso

Jennifer Marquis-Caruso | Chief of veterans affairs, R.I. Office of Veterans Services 1. Women are the fastest-growing group of American veterans. What are some...
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