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FDA reports young e-cigarette users experiencing seizures

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration reports some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving young people,...

Thundermist Woonsocket hosts National Nutrition Month bake-off

WOONSOCKET – Thundermist Health Center of Woonsocket celebrated National Nutrition Month by hosting its First Annual Bake Off on April 1.The event featured healthier...
LOOKING ELSEWHERE: Tyler Young, co-owner of the Young Family Farm in Little Compton, said new regulations under the Food Safety and Modernization Act are perceived to be such a hassle by farmers that some are considering changing their crops or leaving the industry.
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RUPERT WHITELEY

Farmers concerned about new Food Safety and Modernization Act regulations

When it comes to the Food Safety and Modernization Act, no one denies the importance of safe production, transportation and delivery of food –...

R.I. Health Department to test 50 water systems for toxic PFAS...

PROVIDENCE – Next week, the R.I. Department of Health and Brown University will begin testing about 50 water sources, including public wells and licensed...
EXPANDING: Neyda DeJesus is co-coordinator of the Newport Health Equity Zone. The state is looking to expand the HEZ initiative with $1.4 million from the state and federal government to start new collaborations this ­summer.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Health Equity Zones encourage community buy-in

Studies have increasingly found that social determinants, such as where you live and who you socialize with, have a lot to do with how...

Rhode Islanders urged to carry naloxone to curb opioid-overdose deaths

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders are being encouraged to carry overdose-reversal-medication naloxone, after it was revealed more than one-third of opioid-overdose calls that emergency medical...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has decided to hold off on regulation a group of chemicals, called PFAS, sometimes found in water supplies and soil.

State waits on regulating ’emerging chemical of concern’

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island state health officials are holding off regulating a group of man-made chemicals used in non-stick products that are linked to...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care to people with opioid use disorder at pharmacies. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.

Rhode Island Hospital receives $1.6M to study opioid treatment and care...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has received $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of providing medication and care...

McKee calls for renewed, director-led state plan to address Alzheimer’s

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee recently unveiled an update to the State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, featuring a new set...

Thundermist Health Center visits schools to teach dental health

WARWICK – Thundermist Health Center hosted a monthlong celebration in recognition of Children’s Dental Health Month in February with a coloring contest and educational...
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