Topic: Health

Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

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Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

March 4, 2019 0 comments

Providence city officials announced the launch of a pilot program Feb. 20 that aims to make free menstrual hygiene products more accessible for Providence Public School students.

Undergraduate Council of Students’ program keeps students on leave connected to campus

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Undergraduate Council of Students’ program keeps students on leave connected to campus

March 1, 2019 0 comments

The inaugural leavetaking peer program is working to help students maintain a connection to campus while on leave this semester.

University researchers link electronic health records, physician stress

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University researchers link electronic health records, physician stress

February 4, 2019 0 comments

Over the past few years, burnout among physicians has garnered more attention from researchers; and recently, a University study confirmed that stress related to electronic health records is common among doctors.

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Study evaluates success of weight loss surgery

December 7, 2018 0 comments

In an attempt to understand what makes some patients with obesity respond better to surgery than others, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology Alison Field and her team analyzed over 10,000 patients who received weight-loss surgery.

Editorial: U.’s adjusted paid leave policies are commendable

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Editorial: U.’s adjusted paid leave policies are commendable

November 29, 2018 0 comments

This month, the University modified its paid sick and safe leave policies to be in compliance with the Rhode Island Sick and Safe Leave Act, signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo last year and put into effect this summer.

UHIP improves timeliness, efficiency

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UHIP improves timeliness, efficiency

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Last week, Cranston Mayor and Republican candidate for Governor of Rhode Island Allan Fung released a television advertisement attacking incumbent Gov. Gina Raimondo for mismanaging the United Health Infrastructure Program, a Department of Human Services and Executive Office of Health and Human Services initiative.

At the annual Ceremony of Gratitude, medical students meet the families of those who donated their bodies to help students learn about anatomy.

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Med School promotes humanistic medicine

October 31, 2018 0 comments

At the end of a year dissecting and studying cadavers, first-year students at the Alpert Medical School host an annual Ceremony of Gratitude.

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University scientists discover link between glutamate, mood

March 23, 2018 0 comments

In an attempt to understand the effects that drugs like Adderall have on typical brains, scientists have found a relationship between activity of the neurotransmitter glutamate and mood for the first time, according to a study conducted by University researchers.

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CNE-Partners merger moves forward despite University concerns

February 2, 2018 0 comments

Following nine months of discussion, Care New England and Partners HealthCare announced a definitive agreement to merge Jan 25. The agreement raises questions about the state of Rhode Island’s health care system and Brown’s relationship to it. “Right now what we’re focusing on is helping people understand the issues,” said […]

The NaloxBoxes secure the Nalo-xone drug with a velcro strap.

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Anti-overdose drug made available to bystanders

February 2, 2018 0 comments

Six months after the installation of Rhode Island’s first anti-overdose drug dispenser, around 50 additional NaloxBoxes have been installed in different municipalities and cities in the state, said Claudia Rebola, NaloxBox designer and former RISD professor.