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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...
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 CDC reports the current flu vaccine is more than 59 percent effective for children up to eight-years-old against the H3N2 flu virus, the most common strain this season. / COURTESY CDC

Vaccines still recommended as flu season wanes

PROVIDENCE — Flu vaccinations remain your best defense as Rhode Island’s reported influenza-like illnesses continue to wane.Flu-like illnesses comprised of 2.2 percent of all...
The CDC reports Rhode Island is one of five states in the nation showing a decline in opioid-related emergency room visits over the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2017. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

CDC: Rhode Island among five states showing decline in opioid emergency...

PROVIDENCE – A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows Rhode Island is one of the five states in the United States...

CDC: Flu Vaccine 59 percent effective for kids against most common...

PROVIDENCE — This year’s flu vaccine is 25 percent effective for all ages and more than 59 percent effective for children up to eight-years-old...
THE NUMBER OF outpatient positive influenza tests for the 2017-18 flu season far outweighs inpatient positive tests across all age groups except for those 65 and older. / COURTESY RIDOH

R.I. weathers intense flu season short Memorial Hospital’s emergency room

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island hospitals are handling increased emergency calls during a flu season the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls “intense,” rivaling...
THE SALE OF West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center to a Delaware LLC that includes the owner of Worcester-based Eden Healthcare has been approved by the R.I. Department of Health.

West View Nursing Home sold to Delaware company

WEST WARWICK — On Tuesday night the R.I. Department of Health’s Health Services Council approved the sale of West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center...
CARE NEW ENGLAND and Partners HealthCare announced today the companies plan a definitive agreement, with an open-ended, exclusive letter of intent to merge.

CNE, Partners plan definitive merger agreement

PROVIDENCE — Care New England Health System and Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts have agreed to enter into a definitive agreement to merge, the next...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott urges Rhode Islanders to consult their doctor before going to the hospital for flu treatment. / COURTESY RIDOH

RIDOH advises most to seek doctor’s visit, not hospital, for flu...

PROVIDENCE, RI — R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott is urging Rhode Islanders to consult their doctor before going to the hospital...
DR. ROXANNE VREES, medical director of emergency obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants, with the hospital's new Level 3 opioid treatment certification. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS

Women & Infants’ emergency room earns Level 3 certification in opioid...

PROVIDENCE — Women & Infants Hospital’s Emergency Department has earned Level 3 Certification in opioid treatment, the first in the Levels of Care for Rhode...
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