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EARLY PROTECTION: Mary Norwalk gets her flu shot from Matt Lefebvre, pharmacy manager at the CVS store on Hope Street in Providence, while Art Norwalk, Mary’s husband, looks on. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Hospitals start bracing for a busy flu season

The shot clock is ticking. Now is the time of year to get that flu vaccine for it to be most effective, according to an...

Deitch named new chief medical officer at The Miriam

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital has announced a new senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. Dr. Mark Deitch, who comes to...
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCE granted The Miriam Hospital $11.1 million to establish a center to research the impact of stress and trauma on long-term health and wellness. / COURTESY THE MIRIAM HOSPITAL

The Miriam Hospital gets $11.1M federal grant for stress, trauma research

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital, owned by Lifespan Corp., recently received an $11.1 million grant from the federal government to establish the first medical...

The Miriam names new emergency department medical director

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital has named a new emergency department medical director. Dr. David Curley, associate director of The Miriam’s emergency department since 2018,...

Newport Hospital announces new head of Total Joint Program

NEWPORT – Newport Hospital has appointed Dr. Valentin Antoci as medical director of its total joint program for hip, knee and shoulder replacements. Antoci, an...

Five Questions With: Dr. Tracy Madsen

Dr. Tracy Madsen, an emergency room physician at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, has been selected by the National Academy of Medicine...

3 Lifespan hospitals recognized for stroke, diabetes care

PROVIDENCE – Three Lifespan Corp. hospitals have earned national recognition for stroke and type 2 diabetes care. Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport...
CAMPAIGN WORKER: Jane Barrows, founder of Lyme Newport, says awareness efforts about tick-borne infections have taken on new importance in the COVID-19 era because similar symptoms could lead to misdiagnosis. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Is COVID ‘bias’ hindering Lyme disease detection?

Jane Barrows’ troubles with Lyme disease began with a strange mark on her thigh. In 2008, she was doing some landscaping while wearing a bathing...

Five Questions With: Anne Schmidt

Anne Schmidt, a registered nurse with more than 30 years of nursing experience, has returned to Rhode Island as The Miriam Hospital’s senior vice...

Five Questions With: Dr. Karen Tashima

Dr. Karen Tashima, an infectious diseases specialist, is director of clinical trials at The Miriam Hospital’s immunology center. She is leading a phase three...

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