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Interview: Dr. Michael Fine discusses Ebola

Rhode Island Director of Health Dr. Michael Fine discusses the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More>>

Experts see growing demand for health centers Video included

A health campus in South Providence is growing. A health campus in South Providence is growing.
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Community health centers are growing in Rhode Island as more and more people are using them. More>>

W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

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The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the... More>>

U.S. emergency rooms on alert for Ebola Video included

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An outbreak of the deadly Ebola has doctors frantic in Africa and in the U.S., emergency rooms are on alert just in case the deadly virus is found here.
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Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

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U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. More>>

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

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Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. More>>

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

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No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say... More>>

Health department recommends closure of 5 beaches

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

Chafee holding ceremony to sign breast density bill

Gov. Lincoln Chafee is ceremonially signing legislation aimed at raising awareness of a potential risk factor for breast cancer. More>>

No West Nile, encephalitis found in mosquitoes

The latest round of mosquito tests in Rhode Island for West Nile virus has found no sign of the disease. More>>

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>>

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  • Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

    Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:28:36 GMT
    Plans are underway to bring back one of the two American aid workers sick with Ebola in Africa.
    Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.
  • Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year

    Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:24:36 GMT
    Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row.
    Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row.
  • Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:04:58 GMT
    Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
    An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met...
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