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R.I. Department of Health launches Lyme disease prevention campaign

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health is reminding people to be wary of Lyme-disease-bearing ticks in the wake of reported increases in national...
RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL has agreed to add $1 million to its patient verification budget following four incidents where tests or a surgery was performed on the wrong person or body area ./ COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

Rhode Island Hospital adds $1M for verification after three tests on...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Hospital has agreed to invest at least $1 million into patient identification and verification systems after a R.I. Department of...
HANDS-ON LEARNING: Denise Coppa, left, coordinator of the family nurse practitioner concentration at the University of Rhode Island and interim associate dean of URI’s College of Nursing, with Kristen Rameika, seated, of South Kingstown, and Caryn Amedee, of East Providence. Both are graduate students in the Nurse Practitioner program at URI. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nurse practitioners fill need for patients as primary care physicians decrease

Within the past decade, the number of nurse practitioners in Rhode Island has grown steadily, reflecting what is seen as a growing demand for...

Bill would expand EFSB, make power-plant approvals tougher

PROVIDENCE – The House on May 16 passed a bill that would make it more difficult for future power plants to get approved by...
INFANT CARE: Kathleen F. Moren is the founder and CEO of Healthy Babies, Happy Moms. The company offers classes and support, as well as equipment for infant care and breastfeeding. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Keeping moms, babies healthy

When Kathleen F. Moren moved to Rhode Island from Chicago in the late 1990s, she found the state lacked services for new mothers.In 1999,...
DIFFICULT PREDICAMENT: Dr. John Miskovsky, an internist in Pawtucket who served on the Memorial Hospital medical executive committee, says the patients of his private practice are finding it difficult to care for their health without nearby hospital services following the closure of ­Memorial Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

City seeks waiver to direct rescue runs to local clinics in...

CharterCARE Health Partners remains hopeful of its bid to restore the recently shuttered Memorial Hospital emergency room, but Pawtucket officials may try for a...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY students working with the RIDOH Academic Center present research to the Bristol Health Equity Zone. A new partnership between RWU and the R.I. Department of Health will partner students and health officials on health research and hands-on teaching in the university's public health degree program. / COURTESY RWU

RWU, RIDOH partnership aids health education, research

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University’s growing public health program is getting a boost from a new partnership with the R.I. Department of Health that will...
REGULATED DISPENSARY: Seth Bock, CEO of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth, one of three regulated marijuana dispensaries in the state, walks among marijuana plants at his Newport facility. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
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The state is only the latest to eye profits from Rhode...

Elaine Keevin took morphine for eight years to battle what was later diagnosed as complex regional pain syndrome, a chronic condition the McGill Pain...
INFLUENZA IS NO longer widespread in Rhode Island, the R.I. Department of Health reports. / COURTESY RIDOH

RIDOH: Flu no longer widespread in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health has announced flu is no longer widespread in the state, relieving unvaccinated medical personnel from the requirement...
THE R.I. DELEGATION announced a second round of $2.1 million in federal funds to combat the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. delegation announces second round of $2.1M to fight opioid epidemic

PROVIDENCE - A second round of $2.1 million in federal funds has been awarded to the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and...
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