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BROWN UNIVERSITY AND THE R.I. Department of Health are testing 38 Rhode Island water sites against the new, lowered health advisory threshold for two types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. /COURTESY WARWICKRI.GOV

Brown, RIDOH testing new PFAS health advisory threshold at 38 R.I....

PROVIDENCE – Since the Environmental Protection Agency has lowered the health advisory threshold for two types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, Brown University and...
ROSHNI DARNAL, left, director of senior services at Federal Hill House Association, and Laura Jones, director of health initiatives at the Rhode Island Parent Information Network, partner in demonstrating Own Your Health programs for Older Adults as part of the new Tufts Health Plan Foundation RIPIN grant award. /COURTESY NATHAN D. MARKLEY

Tufts Health Plan Foundation grant enables RIPIN to expand services

CRANSTON – The Rhode Island Parent Information Network will expand its education services to offer chronic disease self-support and balance classes to 360 older...
CHALLENGES BEYOND TRAINING: Dr. Michelle Cyr, right, associate dean for academic affairs at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, with third-year medical student Lizzy Tarr, sees many financial obstacles facing young physicians in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/­Michael Salerno

Changes are needed to recruit and retain physicians in Rhode Island,...

Inconsistent data about Rhode Island’s health care system could give anyone a headache.The Commonwealth Fund’s 2017 Scorecard on State Health System Performances found that...
DR. ELINORE McCANCE-KATZ, who helped create The Warren Alpert Medical School's new program pre-qualifying students to treat opioid addition, said the program will help "to bring the treatment of substance-use disorders into mainstream medicine."

Warren Alpert program will pre-qualify grads to treat addiction

PROVIDENCE – The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has introduced a new program to allow students to qualify to treat drug addiction...
MICHAEL SOUZA is the new chief executive officer of Landmark Medical Center. /COURTESY LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER

Five Questions With: Michael Souza

Michael Souza joined Landmark Medical Center as its chief executive officer earlier this spring, after serving as president of the Hospital Association of Rhode...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHa nd the Health Professionals Loan Repayment Board announced $686,000 in loan repayment awards on Thursday.

Loan repayment awards reduces health disparities, strengthens the health care workforce

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health and the Health Professionals Loan Repayment Board announced in a June 29 ceremony that more than $686,000...
WELLONE'S PROGRAM coordinators, Lisa Schiffman, left, nurse care manager, and Nicole Masse, accept an award at a June 2 WISEWOMAN meeting. /COURTESY WELLONE

WellOne wins WISEWOMAN challenge

BURRILLVILLE – WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, with locations in Burrillville, Scituate, Foster and North Kingstown, announced it won the R.I. Department of...
PRIME HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION'S acquisition of Memorial Hospital has spurred legislation to expedite the hospital merger review process. COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND

R.I. Senate passes legislation to expedite hospital mergers

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would expedite the transaction that involves the merger of two hospital systems and the...
WEDDING MECCA: A renowned culinary scene along with mansions and beaches have helped Rhode ­Island become a wedding-destination mecca. Pictured, Christen and Peter Amenta celebrate their marriage at the Castle Hill Inn & Resort in Newport on June 16, 2013.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Weddings and small businesses – a Rhode Island love affair

Home to mansions and beaches, museums, historical ­architecture and a renowned culinary scene – Rhode Island has everything you’d want in a wedding-destination mecca,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management are warning Rhode Islanders to take precautions against Lyme disease.

State agencies offer Rhode Islanders advice on Lyme disease

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management have teamed up to encourage Rhode Islanders to take precautions...
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