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It’s All About Education: Chronic Absenteeism’s Effect on Learning—One of the biggest challenges in our schools…

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Braised Chicken Agrodolce with Dried Plums—Agrodolce (pronounced "agro-dolchay") is an Italian term for…

Sixth Annual Runway for a Cure Set For October 21—The Lupus Foundation of New England and a…

Steven Lattmer 5k Run/Walk to Kick Off October 8—The third-annual Steven Lattmer 5K Families Against Violence…

Flu Vaccination Campaign to Kick-Off at RI State House—Rhode Island’s flu vaccination campaign will kick off…

Narragansett Beer Re-Releases Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout—Originally introduced last December as “Hi Neighbor Mash-Up,”…

RWU and Silent Witness Initiative To Launch Domestic Violence Online Database Tool—Roger Williams University and the Silent Witness Initiative…

Taco Pledges $400,000 to Support URI’s College of Engineering and Yes on 4—The Taco White Family Foundation will donate $400,000…

Rhody Ramble’s Upcoming Fall Events for Families—Rhody Ramble, launched in 2012, connects families with…

 
 
 

NEW: HEALTH Reports Measles Exposure at Two Providence Hospitals

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is working with Rhode Island Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center to notify patients who may have been...

Central Falls Public School Receives $75,000 Grant from Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) has announced that it has awarded a $75,000 grant to The Learning Community, a K-8 public charter...

RI Hospital First in RI to Implement New Defibrillator Technology

Through their Cardiovascular Institute, Rhode Island Hospital has become the first in the state to use a new type of implantable cardiac defibrillator.

NEW: Rhode Island Has 38 Drug Overdose Deaths So Far in 2014

As Rhode Island’s suspected accidental overdose death toll rises to 38 deaths in the calendar year 2014, the Rhode Island Department of Health hosted a...

NEW: Senators Put Medication Adherence Front and Center at Q + A

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse joined a panel discussion and Q&A on medication adherence, urging the public to take the...

NEW: Rhode Island’s First Flu-Related Deaths of Season Reported

Two influenza-related deaths occurred in January, the state’s first two of the 2013-2014 flu season, according to a report from the Rhode Island...

NEW: Newport Hospital One of Most “Baby-Friendly” Worldwide

Newport Hospital's Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center has once more earned the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF's designation as a "Baby-Friendly" Hospital....

Care New England to Host National Day of Dance at Warwick Mall

Care New England will celebrate the 10th annual National Day of Dance for Your Health event on Saturday, February 22 at the Warwick Mall from noon...

NEW: Women + Infants Staff Member Roncarati Honored With NE Award

Director of Volunteer Services at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island Denise Roncarati was recently awarded the New England Award for Professional Excellence by...

NEW: URI Pharmacy Professor Awarded $1.3M Grant to Fight Cancer

Wei Lu, assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in URI’s College of Pharmacy. URI Photo by Joe Giblin.

The National Institutes of Health have awarded Wei Lu, a University of Rhode Island pharmacy professor, a $1.3 million grant to further study a new class...

NEW: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI Scores High in LGBT Equality

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) scored a 90 out of 100 in the most recent Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights...

NEW: Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths Reported by HEALTH

There have been 22 deaths from apparent accidental drug overdose since the first of the year, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reported Friday.

Delta Dental of RI Donates $60K to 2014 Mission of Mercy

Richard A. Fritz, Chief Financial Officer at Delta Dental ofRhode Island presents a check to Dr. Jeffrey Dodge, President of the Executive Board of the Rhode Island Oral Health Foundation, shown here with Delta Dental of Rhode Island RI Mission of Mercy employee volunteers.

Delta Dental of Rhode has donated $60,000 to support the 2014 Rhode Island Mission of Mercy (MOM) – a free dental clinic now in its third year....

Chafee’s Budget: Healthcare and Social Services

Health and human services account for 41.3% of the Governor's proposed FY15 budget, the largest share of spending in any category.  By way of...

NEW: Women & Infants’ Staff Earn Awards of Excellence

Shannon Sullivan, MSW, LICSW, director of Patient and Family Support Services (left); Giovanna “Jenny” Todisco, LPN (center); and Angelleen Peters-Lewis, RN, PhD, chief nursing officer.

Two staff members at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island have been awarded the annual Richard P. Welch Award for Continued Excellence in Patient...

Lt. Gov. Roberts Announces State Health Care Innovation Plan

The SHIP will serve as a road map for changing Rhode Island's health care system.

Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts and the Healthy Rhode Island project have announced the public release of Rhode Island’s State Health Care Innovation Plan,...

NEW: Brown Biochemist Receives $1.625M Award for Diabetes Research

Wolfgang Peti

Brown biochemistry researcher, Wolfgang Peti has won a $1.625 million, 5-year “Accelerator Award” from the American Diabetes Association as part of its Pathway to...

NEW: HEALTH Declares Flu Widespread in RI

Influenza has been declared to be widespread in the Ocean State by the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH).

HEALTH Organizes Community Clinics for Influenza Immunization

Influenza has hospitalized 25 Rhode Islanders thus far this season. That number is up from 16 on December 30. Influenza is widespread in 25 states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut....

NEW: Hasbro Children’s Hospital Named Hospital of the Month

Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence has been recognized as a Phase II Hospital of the Month by the Children’s Hospitals’...

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