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Alexander-Scott Named President-Elect of National Organization of State Health Directors

Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

Rhode Island Department of Health director Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, has been named President-Elect of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

RI’s Casey Named to National Board of American Lung Assn

David Casey

Rhode Island’s David Casey has been named to the National Board of the American Lung Association. Casey is one of two directors...

Weiss: Senate Aging Panel Calls for Improved Emergency Preparation & Response

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" -- George Santayana, a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist

Fatima Hospital to Host Teddy Bear Clinic to Help Kids Feel Better About Visiting

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital to host Teddy Bear Clinic

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital will host a Teddy Bear Clinic to give kids an opportunity to meet medical staff and increase their ease with...

slides: RI Kids Count Releases Report on Youth Tobacco Use in RI

RI Kids Count Releases Report on Youth Tobacco Use in RI

Rhode Island Kids Count has released their latest report on preventing youth tobacco use in Rhode Island.

Weiss: Analysis Says That Aging Veterans at Greater Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

On Monday, October 2, at a press conference  USAgainstAlzheimer’s, (UsA2), along with veterans groups, plan to release an issue brief, “Veterans...

Miriam Hospital’s Collins Named President of RI Medical Society

Bradley Collins

The Rhode Island Medical Society has named Lincoln’s Bradley Collins, MD, as President and named new officers for 2017-18. Collins is an internist...

Attleboro Police, Arbour-Fuller Hospital Team Up to Address Opiate Addiction

The Attleboro Police Department is teaming with Arbour-Fuller Hospital on a new collaboration to address opiate addiction. The two will implement a monthly drop in...

Four New Providers Join Women & Infants’ Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Erin Cleary

Four new providers have joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.  The four new providers are...

Brain Injury Rehabilitation to be Focus of Professional Development Conference

Brain injury rehabilitation is set to be the subject of the 24th annual Professional Development Conference sponsored by the Southern New England Rehabilitation Center.

West Nile Virus Found in Rhode Island

West Nile Virus found in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced a mosquito sample has tested positive for West...

Former Providence Physicians Group Employee Indicted on Extortion Charges

A former employee of a Rhode Island non-profit physicians group has been indicted on federal extortion charges.

Hasbro Children’s Hospital Names Luks Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief

Francois Luks

Hasbro Children’s Hospital named Francois Luks, M.D., pediatric surgeon-in-chief and division chief of pediatric surgery.

Raimondo Signs Legislation to Prevent Opioid Overdoses & Save Lives

Governor Raimondo signs legislation to fight against RI's opioid overdose epidemic.

Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation strengthening Rhode Island’s response to the opioid crisis.

Weiss: Report - Cognitive-Simulating Activities Good for Your Brain’s Health

Don’t expect playing “brain games” to have the long-term brain health benefits oftentimes reported in newspapers.  According to a statement...

Weiss: Three GOP Senators Derail ‘Skinny’ Maneuvers

John McCain

After seven years of vowing to repeal and replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, Congressional GOP efforts went down in flames...

Weiss: House Budget Committee Plan Calls for Privatization of Medicare

Over four months ago President Trump released his draconian FY 2018 Budget, now Congress begins to hammer out its budgetary spending plan. Last Wednesday, the ...

Weiss: Social Security, Medicare Are Solvent..For Now

Just days ago, a released annual federal report, the 2017 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance...

Miriam Hospital’s Vakharia Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award

Jamsheed Vakharia

Miriam Hospital surgeon Jamsheed Vakharia, M.D.,  received the 2017 Riesman Family Excellence in Teaching Award at Miriam Hospital.

Weiss: GOP Senators Avoid Angry Constituents During July Recess

Senator Ted Cruz

With Senate Republican leadership pulling their healthcare bill, titled “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” scheduled for a vote before the Fourth of July...

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