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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...

RI Dept. of Health Announces Over $686,000 in Loan Repayment Awards

Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of Health and Chair of the Health Professional Loan Repayment Board

The Rhode Island Department of Health announced over $686,000 in loan repayment awards on Thursday in a ceremony at the Rhode Island State House.

Lifespan Makes Payment of $400K to City of Providence

Timothy Babineau, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Lifespan

Lifespan made an additional voluntary payment of $400,000 to the City of Providence.

Weiss: Senate Health Bill Vote Expected This Week, Dems Call Bill “Meaner” Than House Version

The long-awaited Senate health bill text crafted by a group of 13 GOP senators (all male) appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to...

Weiss: AARP Scorecard - Taking a Closer Look at Ri’s Long-Term Services & Support to Older Adults

With America’s baby boomers beginning to turn age 80 in 2026, days ago the Washington, DC-based AARP released Scorecards detailing how each state spends its...

Fatima Hospital Graduates 7 Medical Technology Students

Dakota Donth, Alannah Duffy, Elysha Grant, Lauren Hartnett, Megan Tessier, Abigail Tubman, and Randy Vinas.

Seven students graduated from the Fatima Hospital School of Medical Technology earlier this month. 

Brown University Names Marcus Dean of the School of Public Health

Bess Marcus

Brown University has named Bess Marcus as the next dean of the School of Public Health. 

Weiss: Trump Budget Could Fray Nation’s Social Security Net, Hurt Seniors

Last month, President Donald Trump submitted his Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal to a GOP controlled Congress.  Critics of the Republican president and Democratic lawmakers...

Wilbur Named Executive Director of the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center

Erin Wilbur PHOTO: Brown

Erin Wilbur has been named Executive Director of the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center, announced the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner ...

Weiss: CBO Numbers Says GOP Health Plan Benefits Young, Healthy…Not Seniors

Weeks ago, the Trump Administration and GOP House leadership mended fences with GOP moderates and conservatives to hammer out a new version of the introduced...

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