FALL RIVER — When Shannon Raposo was out of work after undergoing a double mastectomy, she had many worries.
Did she choose the right treatment? How could she explain this to her young son? How long would she need to … Read Full Story
Southcoast Health named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics
FALL RIVER — Southcoast Health announced that it has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, an independent and objective research firm.
The study, now in its 17th year, singled out 50 hospitals … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Many subscribers in Rhode Island’s health insurance marketplace have been automatically switched to plans for 2016 that offer minimal abortion coverage.
The Providence Journal reports that nearly 9,000 of the 32,000 non-commercial subscribers have been moved … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Scientists at Brown University say they are creating 25-cent miniature brains the size of a pencil dot and using them for medical research.
Molly Boutin, the lead co-author of a recently released study on the so-called … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – When consumers turn on their laptops and tablets Mondaymorning, they should be able to check premiums for 2016 under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Rates are going up in many parts of the country … Read Full Storyread more
An injection that will prevent Lyme disease may soon be just as easy to come by as the flu vaccine.
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s MassBiologics are developing an antibody that will protect against Lyme, a tick-transmitted … Read Full Storyread more
CHICAGO (AP) – New mammogram advice from the American Cancer Society says most women should start annual screenings at age 45 instead of 40, a change that moves the group closer to guidelines from an influential advisory task force.
The … Read Full Storyread more
When you hear the words, “You’ve got breast cancer,” you’ll most likely be overwhelmed with emotions. Asking the right questions will give you valuable information to get the best care.
“Following a breast cancer diagnosis, women may feel totally lost, … Read Full Story
Intensely studied for more than a decade, the BRCA1 and 2 genes are known to be huge risk factors for developing breast cancer. But what have you heard about the newer and less well-known PALB2 gene? Is it something you … Read Full Storyread more
As we head into the autumn, public health advocates say it’s not too early to think about flu shots.
Often available at doctors’ offices, public health departments and pharmacies, the flu vaccine is the most effective way to avoid getting … Read Full Story
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The heroin epidemic that has been taking the lives of teenagers for years is creeping into even younger age groups and putting pressure on the nation’s schools to keep a fast-acting overdose antidote within reach of … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – A change in government procedures has led to a big jump in people losing coverage under the Obama health care law because of immigration and citizenship issues.
More than 400,000 had their insurance canceled, nearly four times … Read Full Storyread more
NEW YORK (AP) – Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number – and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or … Read Full Storyread more
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The number of uninsured people in Rhode Island has dropped by more than half since 2012, according to a survey released Thursday by the state’s health insurance exchange.
Fewer than 50,000 people in Rhode Island now … Read Full Story
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) – Jada Hickerson’s day begins at 5:30 a.m. and typically doesn’t end until midnight. And even that schedule leaves barely enough time for school, homework and her job at a local fast food restaurant.
“It’s stressful,” … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE — National HIV Testing Day is Saturday, June 27, and AIDS Project Rhode Island is expanding its weekly free, anonymous, rapid HIV testing schedule to noon to 3 p.m. on that day on a walk-in basis at 9 Pleasant Street, Providence.
“We … Read Full Storyread more
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation’s youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.
The study is mostly … Read Full Storyread more