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Topic: Health

Agarwal ’24: In our focus on viruses, we underestimate the risk of deadly bacteria

Op-eds, Opinions

Agarwal ’24: In our focus on viruses, we underestimate the risk of deadly bacteria

April 22, 2020 0 comments

I have always found it ironic that Alexander the Great likely died of a fever. With the benefits of modern medicine, it is hard for us to appreciate the threat that fevers have posed to people in the past. Before the 1920s, fevers were the leading cause of premature death.

Medical personnel will initially be housed on Pembroke Campus in Andrews, Miller and Metcalf halls, said Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown converts some dorms to temporary housing for emergency personnel, first responders

April 17, 2020 0 comments

The University will open up unoccupied residence halls as temporary housing for front-line personnel isolating from their families in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an April 17 Today@Brown announcement from Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey. 

The clinic was partially funded by the Rhode Island Foundation, and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Metro, News

First LGBTQ+ health clinic opens in Rhode Island

March 11, 2020 0 comments

Open Door Health opened March 2 and is now Rhode Island’s first health clinic that specializes in primary care, sexual health and other health initiatives for the LGBTQ+ community. The clinic is located at 7 Central Street in Providence.

University Health Services advises against e-cig use

News, Science & Research

University Health Services advises against e-cig use

September 24, 2019 0 comments

Following six deaths and more than 450 cases of lung illness among people who had habitually used e-cigarettes across the country, the University’s Health Services advised community members to avoid e-cigarettes and report any adverse effects.

Quarter of undergrads sleep 6 hours or less

News, Science & Research

Quarter of undergrads sleep 6 hours or less

April 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Sleep rejuvenates the body and the mind, and drooping eyelids, nodding heads and the temptation to succumb to a nap in lecture point to the potential risks caused by lack of sleep among some at the University.

Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

Metro, News

Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

March 4, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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.

News, University News

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

March 1, 2019 1 comment

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

News, Science & Research

University researchers link electronic health records, physician stress

February 4, 2019 Comments are Disabled

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.

News, Science & Research

Study evaluates success of weight loss surgery

December 7, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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

Editorials, Opinions

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

November 29, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.