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Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

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

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Rhode Island has been identified has having one of the highest rates of psychiatric illness in the country. More>>

Health Check: Recovery Month kickoff Video included

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More than 70 people have died in Rhode Island this year because of a drug overdose. More>>

6 New England governors urge painkiller reversal

The six New England governors are urging the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary to reverse the Food and Drug Administration's approval of a powerful new painkiller, Zohydro. More>>

West Nile virus found in Rhode Island mosquitoes

Rhode Island has identified West Nile virus in a mosquito sample for the first time this year. More>>

Health Check: Woman starts direct care practice in North Kingstown Video included

Dr. Lauren Hedde has opened a direct care practice in North Kingstown. Dr. Lauren Hedde has opened a direct care practice in North Kingstown.
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A new primary care concept, based on old-fashioned medical care, has started on the West Coast and is making its way here. More>>

Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

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

Health Check: New procedure for sinusitis Video included

Balloon angioplasty for sinusitis Balloon angioplasty for sinusitis
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Memorial Hospital is offering a kinder, gentler procedure for the treatment of chronic sinusitis. More>>

Pharmacies to offer Narcan without prescription

CVS Caremark says it plans to offer the anti-overdose drug naloxone without a prescription at all 60 of its Rhode Island pharmacies. More>>

Mass. reports 1st West Nile Virus case of 2014

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Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile Virus this year. More>>

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  • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-09-03 05:22:21 GMT
    A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor.
    Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
  • Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:12:17 GMT
    The U.N. is warning that food prices are rising in countries hit by Ebola and that it'll get worse because many farmers won't be able to access fields during the upcoming harvests of rice and corn.
    The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."
  • Preschools latest to take on green movement

    Preschools latest to take on green movement

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:21:33 GMT
    A new Oklahoma City preschool is staying away from plastic toys, serving only vegan and gluten-free food, and focusing on teaching children early about living a healthy lifestyle.
    Three-year-old Clara Centola seems unconcerned by the adults around her as she works at a mini-kitchen, deciding which cloth-toy fruits and vegetables to serve her imaginary guests. There are no plastic fast-food replicas...
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