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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.
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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...
THE WEST ELMWOOD DEVELOPMENT CORP. and the R.I. Department of Health received $1.75 million over two years to improve educational, social and health outcomes for expectant and parenting teens and college students in Rhode Island.

West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. and RIDOH receive $1.75M to help...

PROVIDENCE – The West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. and the R.I. Department of Health received $1.75 in federal funds to improve educational, social and...
WASHINGTON COUNTY has the highest suicide rate in Rhode Island /COURTESY HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds receives $2 million to curb suicide deaths...

RICHMOND — South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds—one of Rhode Island’s 10 Health Equity Zones— has received $2 million from the Substance Abuse and...

Reed: Pawtucket and Providence receive $2M to address lead paint

PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket and Providence will receive nearly $2 million in federal grants to identify and address lead-based paint hazards, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.,...
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