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Children treated for respiratory virus in RI Video included

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Rhode Island health officials say they're treating children with symptoms similar to those of a serious respiratory illness suspected of sickening dozens of boys and girls in at least 12 other states. More>>

Health Check: Ace inhibitor-induced angioedema Video included

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Rhode Island Hospital is part of a nationwide study of a drug that could prove to be an effective treatment for life-threatening swelling. More>>

RI DEM completes Sept. 2 mosquito testing

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The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has announced the remaining mosquito test pools from the latest round of testing have come back negative for West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. More>>

Health Check: Hospitals distribute overdose antidote kits Video included

Rhode Island Hospital will give naloxone rescue kits to patients who have overdosed. Rhode Island Hospital will give naloxone rescue kits to patients who have overdosed.
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Three more Southern New England hospitals are giving overdose antidote kits to high-risk patients. More>>

Health Check: Childhood cancer awareness Video included

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Young survivors and victims of cancer are remembered at a State House ceremony. More>>

West Nile found in mosquitoes in South Kingstown

State environmental officials are warning that West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in South Kingstown. More>>

Health Check: Passport to Practice Video included

A new Rhode Island program helped Simone Tessier, a newly graduated nurse, get a job at Kent Hospital. A new Rhode Island program helped Simone Tessier, a newly graduated nurse, get a job at Kent Hospital.
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A new Rhode Island program is aimed at helping newly graduated nurses get jobs. More>>

Mosquitoes test negative for West Nile, EEE

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The latest mosquitoes tested in Rhode Island have shown no signs of West Nile virus or eastern equine encephalitis. More>>

Boston doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition

Dr. Rick Sacra, who is from the Boston area, headed to Liberia after hearing that two other missionaries were sick. Dr. Rick Sacra, who is from the Boston area, headed to Liberia after hearing that two other missionaries were sick.
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A Boston doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia arrives at a Nebraska hospital for treatment. More>>

Number of fatal overdoses up to 142 in RI in 2014

The number of fatal overdoses from heroin and prescription drugs in Rhode Island has climbed to 142 this year. More>>

Health Check: Hair doctor has hair transplant Video included

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A Rhode Island doctor who performs hair transplants has the high-tech procedure performed on him. More>>

Ebola survivors: Hospital staff exposed in Africa Video included

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The hospital in Liberia where three American aid workers got sick with Ebola has been overwhelmed by a surge in patients and doesn't have enough hazard suits and other supplies to keep doctors and nurses safe, a... More>>

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  • Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

    Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:21:19 GMT
    For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives...
    For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that...
  • APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

    APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:21:17 GMT
    New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving...
    New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to...
  • Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

    Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:11:08 GMT
    President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control.
    President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday.
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