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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>>

Rhode Island issues new overdose reporting rule

The Rhode Island health department has announced new reporting requirements to help the state address a rising number of accidental drug overdose deaths. 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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