With the incidence of the flu and other seasonal viruses increasing, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) calls on Rhode Islanders to seek medical care in the most appropriate medical setting. “Emergency departments are perfect for emergency situations. If someone is experiencing a serious health issue, they should absolutely call 911 or go to…

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Last Thursday, the Inter-Agency Food and Nutrition Policy Council’s Rhode Island Hunger Elimination Task Force released its report to push for increasing access to healthy food for Rhode Islanders of all ages. According to the Task Force, composed of leaders from across the Ocean State and municipal government, the food and beverage industry, nonprofits, and…

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National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held every August to spotlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Communities across the nation country use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan.  The annul NIAM is sponsored by…

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This week Rhode Island Expands Access to Life-Saving Hepatitis C Treatment, announces the state’s Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) and advocates for patients with Hepatitis C (HCV).  With the publishing of the July 12 changes to the state’s Medicaid policy, there will now be access to lifesaving treatments for older Rhode Islanders…

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