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Newport Hospital kicks off “Reading is Healthy” Project, will provide a book to every baby born at Hospital

Newport Hospital has launched a new “Reading is Healthy” program to promote family literacy. As of Feb. 1, every baby born at the hospital’s Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center goes home with a new board book. At the hospital’s four affiliated primary care practices, each time a child under 12 comes in for an appointment,

Islanders Committed to host ‘Helping Kids Reduce Their Stress (and ours) in the Pursuit of Success’ Parent Workshop

Middletown, RI – Islanders Committed, in collaboration with the Middletown Prevention Coalition (MPC), will sponsor a parenting workshop entitled, “Helping Kids Reduce Their Stress (and ours) in the Pursuit of Success” on January 31 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Gaudet Middle School Cafeteria, 1113 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown. The event provides techniques for

Update: King Park Beach reopened to public swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening King Park Beach in Newport for swimming. It had been closed because of high bacteria counts. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may change daily. The most up-to-date beach

WalletHub: Rhode Island is 7th Best State for Children’s Health Care in 2017

With Every Kid Healthy Week kicking off today, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States for Children’s Health Care. In order to determine which states offer the most cost-effective and highest quality health care for children, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia