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WATER PATROL: R.I. Department of Environmental Management environmental police officer Harold Guise, above, recently arrested a recreational fisherman for exceeding the legal daily catch limit for tautog in the state.
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State struggles to curb fish poaching

Fish poaching is something the R.I. Department of Environmental Management doesn’t take lightly, as one East Greenwich man recently learned when he found himself...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health reports declining opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. reports slight decline in opioid overdose deaths as national figures...

PROVIDENCE — The Ocean State has recorded a slight downturn in the number of opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and the start of 2018...
OCEAN STATE Job Lot has partnered with the R.I. Department of Health and the American Cancer Society to provide cancer screenings to its 700 employees.

Ocean State Job Lot, RIDOH, ACS partner for employee cancer screenings

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot, a leading discount closeout retailer headquartered in Rhode Island with stores throughout New England, New Jersey and...

CDC recommends getting flu shot before October ends

PROVIDENCE – Flu season is near, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting vaccinated against the virus strains that cause the...
TAKING ADVANTAGE: Ortho Rhode Island’s new building being constructed along Crossings Boulevard in Warwick will be the state’s first to take advantage of legislation exempting medical-tourism-themed facilities from the R.I. Department of Health’s certificate-of-need process.
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Groundwork in place to nurture R.I. medical tourism

RHODE Island is poised to capitalize on medically inspired travel between cities and countries, with Ortho Rhode Island Inc.’s pending three-story building next to...
INFECTION PREVENTION: Lee Ann Quinn, right, director of infection prevention and control for South County Hospital in South Kingstown, speaks with Kristen Whelan, infection prevention, employee health analyst and flu clinic coordinator.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Number of R.I. health workers getting flu shot growing, room for...

Health care workers who engage with patients are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine. And if the virus becomes widespread in Rhode Island,...

Brown, RIH awarded $800K for trial of recovery intervention for opioid...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital have received an $800,000 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation for the first randomized, controlled...
PARTNERS HEALTHCARE and Care New England have been granted an expedited review of their proposed merger under the Hospital Conversion Act by the R.I. Department of Health.

RIDOH approves expedited review of CNE, Partners merger

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Department of Health has granted Care New England’s joint application with Partners Healthcare of Massachusetts for an expedited review of...

Five Questions With: Dr. Philip Salko

Dr. Philip Salko was named president of the Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians in March. A member of University Orthopedics, Salko specializes in primary...

EOHHS to launch ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ series

WARWICK – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and partners today will kick off “Let’s Talk About Mental Health,” a series...
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Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am