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RIDOH: Unvaccinated health workers must wear masks due to widespread flu

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has issued a masking requirement for health care workers who have not received a flu shot. Officials issued...

Overdose spike brings URI mobile health clinic to Providence

PROVIDENCE – In response to a surge in overdoses over Thanksgiving week, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare is bringing its University of Rhode Island Rhode to...
MULTIPLE NEW LAWS and requirements will take affect in Rhode Island starting Jan. 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAM BHATIA


Education accountability, electronic opioid prescriptions, mandatory health insurance among new R.I....

PROVIDENCE – As 2020 draws near, residents and businesses within Rhode Island will need to adhere to new requirements set to go into effect...

Flu is now widespread in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Widespread flu has hit Rhode Island, according to the R.I. Department of Health. With the “widespread” designation – the highest in the five-tier...

R.I. suffers first vaping-related death

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has joined the list of states with a vaping-related death, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...
WELL-STUDIED: Brandon Marshall, associate professor of epidemiology at Brown University, and Jesse Yedinak, project director, co-authored a study recently that outlined a “cascade of care” model for opioid use disorder. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown research could change approach to R.I. opioid crisis

Medication-assisted treatment is at the core of a new care model created by Brown University researchers looking to offer a restructured approach to opioid...

Rhode Island joins international HIV prevention campaign

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has announced its support of “Undetectable = Untransmittable,” or U=U, an international HIV prevention campaign that is...

RIDOH launches campaign urging proper use of antibiotics

PROVIDENCE – In reaction to a recently released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the R.I. Department of Health has announced...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health says falling obesity rates for young children on WIC are "encouraging."

CDC: Obesity rates for young children on WIC are falling in...

PROVIDENCE – Obesity rates for Rhode Island children aged 2 to 4 years old enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants...
UP IN SMOKE: White Horse Vapor employee Joey Chen shows some of the products the vape shop carries. Owner Dino Baccari said a recent statewide ban on flavored e-cigarettes forced him to close his White Horse Vapor location in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will stronger regs save vape shops?

White Horse Vapor expanded quickly over the past six years, growing from a single store in North Providence to three in Rhode Island and...
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