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Weiss: Older Americans to Benefit from Bipartisan Budget Act

While many were sleeping, funding to operate the federal government expired midnight Thursday, though it was restored about eight and a half hours later with...

Dept. of Health Investigating Allergic Reactions of Students to Kiwi Fruit at 14 Schools

Kiwi Fruit

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is investigating the occurrence of allergic-type reactions in school students associated with the consumption of kiwi...

Mattiello Introduces Bill Allowing Partial-Fill Prescription Option on Opioids

Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello has introduced legislation that would give patients the option of having their prescription for painkillers only partially filled.

Weiss: Pets Can Bring You Health, Happiness

The author's newly-adopted puppy, Molly

My newly adopted three-month old chocolate lab, Molly, keeps me on my toes.  Literally.  My daily walks around the block and playing ball...

Warning Issued From Stop and Shop Deli in Warwick

Warwick Stop & Shop has issues consumer alert on deli sliced meat and cheese. The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that...

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence Names 5 Inaugural Affiliate Members

Len Cabral

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) welcomed five inaugural affiliate members during its first ever member gathering.

RI Dept. of Health Warns of Recall on Panera Bread Cream Cheese Products

Panera recalls  cream cheese products

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Panera Bread is recalling all varieties of two ounce and eight ounce cream...

Two Roger Williams Physicians Receive Distinguished Service Awards

John Holiver, CEO, CharterCARE; Dr. Singer; medical staff president Dr. Andrea Doyle; Dr. Meharg; and Demetra Ouellette, Roger Williams Medical Center President.

Two Roger Williams Medical Center physicians received 2017 Distinguished Service Award at the annual CharterCARE Health Partners’ Medical Staff physician reception. Dr. Ira Singer and...

Women & Infants Names Hardy Director of Women’s Infectious Disease Consult Service

Erica Hardy

Women & Infants Hospital has named Erica Hardy, MD, MMSc, as the director of Women’s Infectious Disease Consult Service. Hardy is...

Gloria Gemma Foundation Launches Free Campaign to Help People Live Healthier

The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation is starting 2018 with a new campaign to help people live healthier. The new campaign titled &ldquo...

University Surgical Associates Adds Renaud as Pediatric Surgeon

Dr. Elizabeth Renaud

University Surgical Associates has announced the addition of Dr. Elizabeth Renaud as a pediatric surgeon.

Widespread Flu in RI Forces Activation of Masking Requirement

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced on Wednesday that the flu is "widespread" in Rhode Island, triggering the state's requirement for...

Rep. Patricia Serpa: 17 Who Made a Difference in 2017

Patricia Serpa

When problems at UHIP -- the state's new online health benefits technology platform -- saw Governor Raimondo apologize in February for the failed rollout,...

EcoRI: 17 Who Made a Difference in 2017

Frank Carini, EcoRI News Editor

The state's leading source of environmental news partnered with GoLocal in 2017 to appear regularly on GoLocal LIVE to talk about the biggest stories impacting...

The Fachon Family: 17 Who Made a Difference in 2017

The Fachons

When East Greenwich's Neil Fachon fought the FDA to be able to have the right to a clinical trial during his battle with cancer,...

RI Dept. of Health Warns of Recall on Arruda’s Dairy Farms’ Egg Nog

Arruda's Egg Nog

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Arruda’s Dairy Farms of Tiverton is recalling its pint, quart, and...

3 Women & Infants’ Doctors Awarded $25K Grants for Women’s Health Innovation

Women & Infants researchers Valery Danilack, MPH, PhD

Women & Infants Hospital has awarded three $25,000 grants from the Constance A. Howes Women’s Health Innovation Research Fund.

Weiss: Medicare Takes a Blow Under GOP’s Major Tax Plan Fix

In early December, the GOP-controlled Senate passed by a partisan vote of 51 to 49 its sweeping tax rewrite (with Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee siding...

Neighborhood Health Plan: One of Highest Rated Health Plans in U.S.

Neighborhood Health Plan

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is one of the highest-rated health plans in the country for the 16th straight year, according to the National...

Health Care Union Files Lawsuit Against Care New England Over Memorial Hospital Closure

Memorial Hospital

The battle over the closure of Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket took another turn. The United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) Local 5082 filed a lawsuit on...

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