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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

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:43:44 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.
  • Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

    Study: Action-packed TV might make you snack more

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:11:25 GMT
    Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.
    Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.
  • Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

    Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:52:42 GMT
    A Spanish judge will open proceedings on whether to extradite to Britain the parents of a 5-year-old boy with a brain tumor they took abroad against doctors' advice.
    The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent...
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