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The more than 3,000 Rhode Islanders lost to COVID were memorialized Saturday with a display of thousands of white flags on the State House lawn and a ceremony that opened a week during which the flags will remain in place. The display was creat
Interim state Health Department director Dr. James McDonald is resigning. In this interview, he explains his reasons.   @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo - story at providencejounal.com
Speaking at a forum during Brown University’s commencement weekend, former state Health Department director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott discussed health equity, the COVID-19 pandemic, her admiration for former Gov. Gina Raimondo and her staff, a
 Mary Marran, president and COO of Butler Hospital, discusses the crisis in the state’s behavioral health care and disabilities systems and a path toward reform. @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo Story at The Providence Journal
PASCOAG -- Jim Whiteside lives about as far into the woods of northwestern Rhode Island as you can get without being in another state.  Which would not be remarkable until you learn of the multiple health challenges that limit his vision, hear
Dr. Dean Roye, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Rhode Island Hospital; Dr. Kenneth Wood, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Lifespan; Dr. Mitchell Levy, Director of Critical Care Medici
Brown University School of Public health epidemiologist Mark Lurie discusses the omicron variant threat. “In times of uncertainty, it’s better to be overly cautious than under-prepared,” he says.   @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo -- story a
Brown University's School of Public Health is embarking on a study designed to assess the broad impact of Long COVID, the post-acute coronavirus disease syndrome that affects millions in America alone. Dean Dr. Ashish Jha discusses the methodol
Simple. Inexpensive. Effective. These are among the virtues of an ingenious do-it-yourself air-filtration system designed to protect against COVID-19 and other viruses that Brown University students were assembling Friday afternoon in Alumnae
The COVID pandemic has affected the mental health of untold millions of Americans and residents of other countries. And in this continuing public-health crisis, which is linked to rising suicide rates the world over, it has never been more crit
Neil Steinberg and Jane Hayward discuss the Rhode Island Foundation report on the proposed merger of Care New England and Lifespan, to be affiliated with Brown University. @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo - story at providencejournal.com  
Martha L. Wofford, president and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, discuss the 2021 Rhode Island Life Index.  @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo - story at p
Christa Thomas-Sowers, community outreach coordinator for Community Care Alliance, discusses Rhode Island's statewide behavioral-healthcare and mental-health workforce crisis - and what it means for needy people who are forced to go without vit
Exeter's Dawn Dove, a Narragansett/Niantic elder, talks about the steps including vaccinations that she and her family have taken to stay safe during the pandemic -- and the amazing gift given her and her young grandson as the seasons changed f
When the Rev. Chris Abhulime discusses his job as Gov. Dan McKee’s deputy chief of staff, equity is the dominant topic. @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo - story and video at providencejournal.com
At a time when white supremacists deny that the Holocaust occurred and stickers of former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler have been posted in Bristol, scholar Wendy Lower’s appearance this week on “Story in the Public Square” could not be more timely.
Leading Alzheimer's scientists Drs. Stephen P. Salloway, Butler Hospital, & Chuang-Kuo Wu, Rhode Island Hospital, discuss FDA approval of new drug aducanumab. @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo -- story and video at providencejournal.com
Dr. Saul N. Weingart, the new president of Lifespan's Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s Hospitals, discusses challenges, successes and the future. @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo - story and video at providencejornal.com
Dr. Saul N. Weingart, the new president of Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s Hospitals, discusses challenges, successes and the future at the Lifespan hospitals. @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo -- story and video at providencejournal.com S
Nationally renowned addiction specialist Dr. Josiah D. “Jody” Rich, of Miriam Hospital and Brown University’s Alpert Medical School, discusses medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder and the four components of successful recovery:
CODAC head Linda Hurley and client Anthony Perito discuss opioid addiction and the help that is available, including talk therapy and medication assisted treatment, or MAT. @gwaynemiller #podcast for @projo. Story at providencejournal.com.
Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Chief Medical Officer Dr. Cristina Pacheco discusses the challenges and successes of caring for patients during the coronavirus pandemic. NOTE: At some points, there is the background sound of a camera cl
Joined by his sister, Kara Sweeney Guerriero, Rafe Sweeney, 53, discusses living with mental illness and his ambition to help others when he finally is released from the hospital back into the community. @gwaynemiller #Podcast for @projo - Sto
Rhode Island Department of Health director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and Thomas McCarthy, head of the department’s COVID-19 unit, discuss the local impact of pausing administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which has caused six adverse
Tim Gray is this week's guest on Story in the Public Square, the weekly national PBS TV and SiriusXM program cohosted by Journal Staff Writer G. Wayne Miller and a partnership of The Providence Journal and the Pell Center at Salve Regina Univer
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