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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...

Five Questions With: Dr. Athena Poppas

Dr. Athena Poppas is director of the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals and a professor of medicine at...

Hospital workers getting own brand of aid

Music performed by the group Healing Through ­Harmony, made up of students from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, plays softly in...
CREATIVE CAPITAL: Margaret Hartigan, co-founder and CEO of Marstone, a digital financial platform with offices in Providence, speaks with Benjamin Baker, head of sales. Hartigan says she chose to base her company in Providence because of the “incredible level of creativity and diversity here.” / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hartigan’s fully invested in fintech firm she created

Margaret Hartigan found a lot to like about Providence. Hartigan, the co-founder and CEO of the financial-technology company Marstone Inc., is a New Hampshire native...

Hospitals offer education sessions on memory loss and suicide prevention

PROVIDENCE – Two upcoming events at local hospitals will take aim at separate health issues. A presentation as part of Lifespan Corp.’s ongoing Aging and...
Margaret Hartigan

Emerging innovation hub drew us to R.I.

When you think of innovation hubs, perhaps the San Francisco Bay Area and New York spring to mind, or maybe a global city such...

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