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The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is taking back last week's approval of a powdered alcohol product called "Palcohol." The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is taking back last week's approval of a powdered alcohol product called "Palcohol."

Controversy surrounds powdered alcohol debate

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A product called "Palcohol" gained widespread attention online in recent days after it was reported that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the powdered alcohol, including vodka and rum varieties.
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Campaign to help with improvements at Hasbro Children's Hospital

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Rhode Island Walmart and Sam's Club stores will soon be collecting donations for Hasbro Children's Hospital. More>>

Health Check: Employees at RI company enjoy rolfing Video included

Greg Knight massages a worker at the East Providence company Embolden. The massage therapy is called rolfing. Greg Knight massages a worker at the East Providence company Embolden. The massage therapy is called rolfing.
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A Pawtucket company is offering unique massages to its employees. NBC 10's Barbara Morse Silva reports. More>>

Dozens of wedding guests sickened with norovirus Video included

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The Rhode Island Health Department is investigating how more than 70 people came down with norovirus after attending an event at a banquet hall in West Warwick. More>>

Health Check: Stroll to raise money for The Tomorrow Fund Video included

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The Tomorrow Fund Stroll takes place April 27.
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RI outlines plan to deal with drug overdose epidemic Video included

Thursday's forum was held at the Anchor Recovery Community Center. Thursday's forum was held at the Anchor Recovery Community Center.
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Rhode Island health officials outline the state's plan to deal with the drug overdose epidemic. More>>

Health Check: MS progress benefits local woman Video included

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Multiple sclerosis affects about 400,000 people in the U.S., with 10,000 new cases being reported each year. More>>

Health Department again declares flu widespread in RI

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Dr. Michael Fine says Rhode Island is seeing a second wave of flu that is even more intense than the first. More>>

Health Check: Hospital-based gym Video included

The Wellness and Fitness Center at South County Hospital. The Wellness and Fitness Center at South County Hospital.
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South County Hospital has a rehab center that doubles as a gym. More>>

Solutions to alarming drug overdose deaths presented at forum Video included

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State leaders and people in recovery gather at a forum at Rhode Island College to look for solutions to the state's drug overdose epidemic.

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Memorial Hospital announces new hernia center

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The center offers care for people with all types of hernias, and includes the latest treatments in hernia surgery.
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Massachusetts insurer cuts narcotic prescriptions

The largest health insurer in Massachusetts has cut prescriptions of narcotic painkillers by an estimated 6.6 million pills in 18 months as part of a campaign to curb abuse. More>>

CDC: Children being poisoned by liquid in e-cigarettes Video included

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An increasing number of people, especially young children, are being injured after coming into contact with e-cigarettes. More>>

Health Check: Fatima Hospital posts ER wait time Video included

Fatima Hospital is posting ER wait times on its website and app. Fatima Hospital is posting ER wait times on its website and app.
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Fatima Hospital in North Providence is doing something no other hospital in the area is doing. More>>

State raises concerns with RI Hospital infection control policies

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The Health Department issues a consent order to Rhode Island Hospital after a patient who had symptoms of measles was not placed in a private room. More>>

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