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Jha: Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11 because country...

WASHINGTON – Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health who is the White House COVID-19 Response coordinator, tweeted...

Kent Hospital earns redesignation as Baby-Friendly facility

WARWICK – Kent County Memorial Hospital was recently redesignated as a Baby-Friendly Birth Facility by Baby-Friendly USA Inc. The distinction is awarded to facilities that...
COVID-19 VACCINES will be made available for children ages 6 months to 5 years old in Rhode Island next week. / AP FILE PHOTO/MATT ROURKE

Do you agree with President Joe Biden that the COVID-19 pandemic...

In a recent appearance on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” President Joe Biden controversially declared that, “ pandemic is over.” He also acknowledged in the interview that...

WHO: COVID end ‘in sight,’ deaths at lowest since March 2020 

GENEVA (AP) – The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide last week was the lowest...
CLIMBING THE LADDER: Mary Marran first began working at Butler Hospital in 1984 as a student. More than three decades later, she rose through the ranks to become just the second female president in the hospital’s history. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Butler Hospital’s Marran solves problems to keep community healthy

Business Women Awards 2022 Industry Leader Health Care Services Mary Marran, Butler Hospital Mary Marran, president of Providence-based Butler Hospital, calls herself a problem-solver by nature. That...

New omicron variant stokes world fears, triggers travel bans

BRUSSELS (AP) – The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air...

Kent Hospital doctors seek donations for India’s COVID-19 battle

WARWICK – Two Kent County Memorial Hospital doctors are working together to collect medical supplies and other donations for hospitals in India that are...
TRAILBLAZER: Karl Wadensten, CEO and president of VIBCO Inc. in Richmond, was one of the first to create the blueprints for how to safely operate a manufacturing facility during COVID-19 and conduct employee and visitor screening. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Wadensten gives helping hand to companies, communities in fight against COVID-19

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Manufacturing Champion: Karl Wadensten, CEO and president, VIBCO Inc. VIBCO Inc. CEO and President Karl Wadensten is a well-known name throughout...

R.I. to be removed from travel advisories in N.Y., N.J., Conn.

PROVIDENCE – Travelers from Rhode Island were removed from travel advisories in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the states confirmed to PBN on...
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Charting our own course to our detriment

We Americans believe we are exceptional. The notion is bred into our psychic DNA. The history textbooks that have passed the scrutiny of local...
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