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Weiss: Calls for Strengthening Medicare at its 53rd Anniversary

Medicare

Just before Summer recess House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined Seniors Task Force co-chairs Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Doris Matsui (D-CA), Democratic Policy...

BREAKING: West Nile Found in Two RI Communities

West Nile was found in two Rhode Island communities

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced that West Nile Virus was found in Tiverton and Pawtucket.

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice Names Hackett Medical Director

Dr. Charles Hackett named medical director

Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice has named Dr. Charles Hackett, MD as Medical Director. Hackett will work in the “West” office of...

Alzheimer’s Assoc., Lt. Gov. McKee to Host Town Hall Meetings Addressing the Disease

Series of Town Hall meetings on Alzheimers to be held across the state

The Alzheimer's Association in partnership with Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee is set to launch a series of Town Hall meeting across Rhode...

Parasite Concern: Nationwide USDA Recall Issued for Dozens of Products Tied to Salads & Wraps

USDA's Food and Safety Inspection Service has issued a warning over salads and wraps containing pork, beef, and poultry salad due to concerns of contamination with parasites.

The USDA's Food and Safety Inspection Service has issued a warning over salads and wraps containing pork, beef, and poultry salad due...

Women & Infants Hospital Introduces New Technology to Guide Breast Surgeries

Women & Infants Hospital introduces LOCalizer Technology

Women & Infants Hospital is introducing a new way to guide physicians through breast surgeries.

15,000 RI Families Living in Public Housing Are Now Protected from Secondhand Smoke, Says RI Lung

According to the American Lung Association, a new smokefree housing rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will...

RI Health Director Alexander-Scott Issues Statement on RI Hospital Work Stoppage

RI Health Director Alexander-Scott issues statement on work stoppage

Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott has issued a statement regarding the work stoppage at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children...

RI Dept. of Health Warns of Blue-Green Algae in Providence

RI Dept. of Health warns of blue-green algae in Providence

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), as well as the Department of Environmental Management, are advising people to avoid Roosevelt Lake and Mashapaug...

Weiss: Report Finds Major Flaws, Calls for Improvements in Medicare Plan Finder Tool

When shopping around for the best Medicare coverage options in fee-to-service and Medicare Parts C and D, beneficiaries are often told they can rely on...

RI Foundation Awards Nearly $340K in Grants to 16 Medical Research Projects

RI Foundation awards nearly $34K in grants to 16 medical research projects

The Rhode Island Foundation is awarding almost $340,000 in seed funding to 16 medical research projects.

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.

RI Dept. of Health Warns of Blue-Green Algae in East Providence

RI Dept. of Health warns of blue-green algae in East Providence

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising people to avoid contact with water from Central Pond, Turner Reservoir, Omega Pond, and the...

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.

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