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Scarborough Beach re-opened to swimming

All Rhode Island beaches appeared to be safe for swimming heading into the weekend. More>>

WaterFire to help raise awareness of hepatitis C

This weekend's WaterFire will feature free hepatitis screenings to help raise awareness of a virus that affects an estimated 17,000 Rhode Islanders. More>>

High bacteria found at Scarborough Beach

State health officials have recommended the closure to swimming of a beach in Narragansett because of high bacteria counts. More>>

Whole Foods recalls items made with recalled fruit

Whole Foods Market is recalling tarts and squares made with stone fruit that could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. More>>

Fruit sold in RI part of nationwide recall

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Several kinds of fresh fruit are being recalled in Rhode Island due to possible contamination by Listeria. More>>

Six Rhode Island beaches get OK for swimming

State health officials recommend the reopening to swimmers of six beaches they say earlier in the week had high bacteria levels. More>>

Health department recommends closure of 6 beaches

State health officials have recommended the closure to swimming of six beaches in Rhode Island because of high bacteria counts in the water. More>>

Heavy rain could force some RI beaches to close Video included

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The Health Department says it will be testing the water at area beaches. More>>

No West Nile found in latest mosquito testing

State environmental officials say they have found no West Nile virus in the latest batch of mosquitoes tested in Rhode Island. More>>

Health Check: Woman raises awareness of SMA Video included

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A 23-year-old woman from Cumberland is making a name for herself while raising awareness about a rare form of muscular dystrophy. More>>

Health Check: LIFEcycle Ride 'Round Rhody Video included

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An upcoming bike-a-thon will raise money for cancer research.
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Health Check: Marfan syndrome awareness Video included

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An East Providence family is hoping to raise awareness of Marfan syndrome so others with the potentially life-threatening disorder can be properly treated. More>>

Health Check Special Report: Chikungunya Video included

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 All the cases of chikungunya reported in the United States have been travel-related. But should we be concerned that could change?

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EPA eyes stricter beach contamination warnings Video included

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New regulations could mean more beach closures in the area due to high levels of bacteria in the water. More>>

Childhood vaccines again deemed generally safe

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Researchers say the latest report should be reassuring to parents.
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  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:26:35 GMT
    The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.
    The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.
  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:52:52 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
    A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.
  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

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    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
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