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RI Dept. of Health Recommends Closure of Conimicut Point Beach Due to Bacteria

Conimicut Point Beach

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has recommended the closing Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick due to high bacteria counts.

Weiss: Questions Raised About the State’s New Independent Provider Program

In the waning days of the 2018 legislative session, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation (S 2734 Sub A, H 7803 Sub A) that establishes in the...

UNAP Members Issue 10 Day Strike Notice to RI Hospital

Frank Sims

Members of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) Local 5098 issued a ten-day strike notice to Rhode Island Hospital.

Emergency Blood Shortage: Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donors

An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially...

Weiss: Splaine Consulting Gears Up to Update State’s Alzheimer’s Plan

Combatting the Alzheimer’s Epidemic

With the securing of a total of $30,000 in grants, Lt. Governor Dan McKee officially begins Rhode Island’s effort to update its state&rsquo...

Raimondo Signs Legislation Requiring Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Schools

Carbon monoxide detectors will now be required in schools

Governor Gina Raimondo has signed legislation that requires schools to install carbon monoxide detectors. The bill was introduced by Representative Joseph McNamara and Senator Joshua...

Bill Requiring RI Insurers to Cover Mastectomies is Signed Into Law

Shekarchi's Bill Requiring RI Insurers to Cover Mastectomies is Signed Into Law

A bill ensuring that mastectomies are covered by insurance in Rhode Island has been signed into law by Governor Gina M. Raimondo. The bill is...

Thundermist Health Center Adds Greene to Family Medicine Team

Hillary Greene joins Thundermist Health Center

Thundermist Health Center in South County has announced the addition of Hillary Greene, FNP to the family medicine team.

RI Dept. of Health Recommends Closure of 4 Beaches Due to Bacteria Counts

RIDOH recommends that Oakland Beach close.

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is recommending that four beaches across the state close due to high bacteria counts.

UNAP to Picket Outside of Rhode Island Hospital

UNAP to picket outside of Rhode Island Hospital

The United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) Local 5098 will hold an informational picket outside of Rhode Island Hospital to protest the “lack...

American Cancer Society to Host Volunteer & Membership Drive, Organized by Robert Bailey V

Robert Bailey V

The American Cancer Society in partnership with Rhode Island resident Robert Bailey V will host a volunteer and membership drive for the Cancer...

University Orthopedics Adds Cohen as Orthopedic Surgeon

Eric Cohen, M.D.

University Orthopedics announced the addition of Eric Cohen, M.D. as an orthopedic surgeon. “University Orthopedics is very proud to have Dr. Cohen...

25 RI Cities & Towns Recognized for Leadership on Overdose Prevention & Response

25 RI cities & towns recognized for leadership on overdose prevention & response

The State of Rhode Island recognized 25 cities and towns for their leadership in developing comprehensive overdose prevention response plans. The cities and towns received the...

Najarian Named Medical Director of University Gastroenterology’s Pathology Center

Robert Najarian Named Medical Center of Pathology Center

University Gastroenterology has named Robert Najarian as medical director of its new Pathology Center in Portsmouth. Najarian comes to University Gastroenterology from Boston.

Guest MINDSETTER™ Rosenthal: Curbing RI’s Opioid Epidemic Requires Increased Prevention Measures

Rosenthal says curbing RI's opioid dpidemic requires increased prevention measures

Over the past 2 or 3 years, we have begun to make fitful progress in curbing RI’s opioid epidemic. The state has even realized a...

HealthSource RI Teams With CVS Health to Make Paying Bills Easier

CVS and HealthSource partnership

HealthSource RI is teaming with CVS Health in an effort to reduce Rhode Island’s uninsured rate by expanding options to pay for...

RI Recognized Nationally for Top Immunization Rates

RI recognized nationally for top immunization rates

Rhode Island has been recognized for having immunization rates among the highest in the country for numerous vaccines across different age groups.

Weiss: AARP Gives Us a Snapshot of the Millennial Caregiver

AARP’s latest caregiver report places the spotlight on the Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 1996, ages 22 to 38 in 2018.  “Millennials: The Emerging...

RI Dept. of Health Awards $42K in Grants for Projects Addressing Climate Change

RI Dept. of Health awards $42K in grants for projects addressing climate change PHOTO: Dr. Alexander Scott

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) awarded $42,000 in grants to ten local groups to work projects related to climate change education and community resilience.

Why RI Needs Immunization Database: Guest MINDSETTER™ Dr. Ejnes

Ejnes explains why RI needs immunization database

As a primary care physician, one of my goals is to prevent disease. Ensuring that as many of my patients as possible receive their recommended...

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