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RI Ranked 7th Best in U.S. for Children’s Healthcare

RI ranks as one of best states in U.S. for children's healthcare

Rhode Island is one of the best states in the country when it comes to children’s healthcare. 

Frito-Lay Potato Chips Recalled Due to Potential Salmonella

Frito-Lay is recalling Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Frito-Lay is recalling Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips...

Updated Opioid Use Regulations Now in Effect in Rhode Island

Updated opioid regulations are now in effect in RI

Updated opioid use regulations intended to make the prescribing of opioids safer in Rhode Island are now in effect. The Rhode Island Department of...

Herb Weiss: GOP Trial Balloon Called “Trojan Horse”

In previous years, the GOP leadership, now controlling both chambers of Congress, pushed legislative proposals to eliminate Social Security and Medicare by privatizing these programs....

RI Department of Health Warns of Recall on Gluten-Free Chocolate Kokosh Cake

Kokosh Cake

The Rhode Island Department of Health is warning consumers that Orthodox Baking is recalling its 16-ounce packages of Oberlander Gluten Free Brand Chocolate Kokosh Cake...

Women & Infants’ Dr. Myers Wins Distinguished Surgeon Award

Dr. Deborah Myers

Women & Infants’ Dr. Deborah L. Myers, MD, FACOG, received the Distinguished Surgeon Award at the 43rd annual Scientific Meeting of the Society...

Weiss: Carvelli - Making Lemonade Out of Life’s Lemons

Author and life coach Linda Carvelli believes that everything in life has a purpose and that resilience will get you through any obstacle in your...

Mental Illness Alliance to Host “Bridging the Gaps” Conference at PC

James Sullivan

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Rhode Island is set to hold their annual “Bridging the Gaps” conference at...

Neighborhood Health Plan’s Lupoli Receives Award for Innovation & Excellence

Michelle Lupoli, PHOTO: Linkedin

Neighborhood Health Plan of RI has announced that Michelle Lupoli, RN, Vice President of Medical Management has received the “Dr. Martin L. Block...

RI Ranked One of the Worst States for Doctors in U.S.

Rhode Island is one of the worst states in the country for doctors. 

Miriam Hospital’s Total Joint Center Receives Gold Seal of Approval

Miriam Hospital’s Total Joint Center has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and...

Weiss: GOP Health Care Proposal Pull at Last Moment

Speaker Paul Ryan

Days ago, unified Democratic lawmakers combined with a deep philosophical wedge between the conservative House Freedom Caucus and moderate Republicans over policy details of the...

Neighborhood Health Plan Helps 495 Rhode Islanders Avoid Long Nursing Home Stays

​Nearly 500 Rhode Islanders avoided unnecessary long-term admission to a nursing home and almost 150 Rhode Islanders were successfully taken out of nursing homes as a result...

Weiss: Trump Budget Proposal Makes Draconian Cuts to Aging Programs

Since his inauguration, GOP President Trump/s controversial and surprising Cabinet picks, some who have even called for the elimination of federal agencies that they...

RI Recovery Support Line for Substance Use Now Open 24/7

Rhode Island’s dedicated recovery support phone line - 401-942-STOP (7867) - is now available 24/7. 

Weiss: House GOP Leadership Puts its Health Care Proposal on Fast-Track

Paul Ryan

After years of calling for the dismantling of Obama’s signature health care law, the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), dubbed Obamacare, an emboldened GOP...

Journey & United Way 2-1-1 in RI Team to Offer 24 Hour Addiction Call Coverage

United Way of RI has teamed up with The Journey to Hope, Health & Healing Inc. to provide individuals in need of treatment...

RI Releases Statewide Standards for Treating Overdose & Opioid Use in Hospitals

Governor Gina Raymond’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force released a set of statewide guidelines for treatment in hospitals on Wednesday. The guidelines...

Weiss: Overhauling Social Security & Medicare Gets ‘Thumbs Down’ in Recent Poll Findings

As the Trump Administration completes its first month in office, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM), lawmakers and union groups gathered...

Brown Biomedical Research Hub Awards First Pilot Project Grants

The biomedical research hub at Brown University has awarded its first two Pilot Project grants. With the grants, the Advance Clinical and Translational...

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