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Brown Medicine expands into Class A space in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – Brown Medicine, a nonprofit primary care and subspecialty medical group practice, will expand this spring into a newly renovated facility in the...

Virtual event aims to sweep away anxiety, depression from 2020

PROVIDENCE – For its first event of 2021, The Miriam Hospital Women’s Association Community Speaker Series plans to take on lingering mental health effects...

$2M NIH grant to fund research on relationship between sleep disruption...

PROVIDENCE – Researchers at Butler Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center have received a $2.24 million federal grant from the National Institutes of...

CNE announces new chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women &...

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System has announced a new head of obstetrics and gynecology at its flagship hospital. Dr. Methodius G. Tuuli will...
Dr. Pamela High

Threat to child care sector is far-reaching

We are facing a child care crisis in the U.S. and in Rhode Island that is poised to exacerbate the health care and economic...

Providence VA Medical Center study finds telehealth may be effective treatment...

PROVIDENCE – A Providence VA Medical Center study has found that video telehealth visits may be an effective treatment for nonepileptic seizures. Researchers measured the...
CLOSE WATCH: Registered nurse Jessica Pace, left, who works in the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, checks the intravenous line of Dolce Contreras, 32, of Central Falls, who is receiving convalescent plasma therapy as part of a clinical trial on its effectiveness against COVID-19. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

Clinical trial on plasma makes headway in R.I.

Rhode Island Hospital is one of 30 medical facilities nationwide testing whether a plasma-based treatment for COVID-19 that has been approved for emergency use...
COLLABORATIVE EFFORT: A staff member from Alert EMS gets a COVID-19 test sample from a drive-up patient at a mobile test site in Central Falls. Alert EMS staff handles the swabbing, CVS Health Corp. runs the machines that process the samples and the University of Rhode Island helps house the machines. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

NO PANACEA: Employers told COVID-19 tests won’t ensure safety in workplace

Rhode Island is a COVID-19 testing leader. At an average of nearly 3,000 tests a day, the state has among the highest rates of testing...

University Orthopedics names new spine surgery division chief

EAST PROVIDENCE – A longtime University Orthopedics surgeon has been appointed as the practice’s chief of spine surgery. Dr. Alan Daniels has been serving as...

R.I. emergency medicine doctor tells congressional committee to double down on...

PROVIDENCE – A Brown University medical expert last week told members of a congressional subcommittee that increased manufacturing and distribution of personal protective equipment...

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