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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...

University Orthopedics Adds Three Doctors From East Greenwich Spine & Sport

Matthew Smith

Three East Greenwich Spine and Sport doctors have joined University Orthopedics.  ​

See Where Providence Ranks Among Healthiest Cities in the US

How healthy is the City of Providence?  Providence is ranked 78th on the list of healthiest cities in the US, according to a...

See How RI Ranks Among Sexually Diseased States

Rhode Island is ranked as the 34th most sexually diseased state in the country, according to a study by backgroundchecks.org. 

RI Ranked 29th in US for Doctors

Rhode Island is ranked in the middle of the pack when it comes to being one of the best states for doctors.  According to...

Nurses Union, Teamsters to Hold March & Rally Over Lifespan Sick Policy

Members of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals and Teamsters Local 251 will march from Rhode Island Hospital to Lifespan’s Point Street offices where...

Weiss: Search on for GOP Senators to Protect Medicare

Since President Donald Trump took the oath of office on January 20, he is making good on some of his hundreds of campaign promises.  During...

RI Ranked 4th Most Affected State by Repeal of Obamacare

Rhode Island will be the fourth most adversely affected state if the GOP plan to repeal of the Affordable Care Act goes forward, according...

RI Hospital Files Obstetrics Application With State—Likely to Trigger Calls for Payment to Prov

On Tuesday, Lifepsan's RI Hospital filed with the State of Rhode Island to gain approval spend millions to build a new 31-bed obstetrics...

Guest MINDSETTER™ Lambrese: Opioid addicts deserve dignity, not death

Patients suffering from opioid addiction do not start out as drug seekers. Often they were prescribed a painkiller for a physical injury which, over time,...

Dr. Rajiv Kumar: 16 Who Made a Difference in 2016

The Shape-Up RI founder has come a long way - an fortunately for Rhode Island, has come back to his roots. From launching the successful...

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