WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Dr. James McDonald, Rhode Island Department of Health

Dr. James McDonald from the Rhode Island Department Of Health will join us on this edition of WUN-ON-ONE on Tuesday, May 19th at 2 pm to discuss the latest on COVID-19.

How the Lyme disease epidemic is spreading and why ticks are so hard to...

Durland Fish, Yale University In the 1970s, an epidemic of mysterious arthritis-like symptoms began spreading among children in the lushly wooded area around Lyme, Connecticut. Scientists traced the cause to tick bites and...
Aquidneck Growers' Market

How to get groceries without going to the grocery store

If the thought of going grocery shopping gives you major anxiety right now, it’s not unwarranted. Coronavirus outbreaks have been reported at large grocery stores and mass food production locations like industrial...

What needs to go right to get a coronavirus vaccine in 12-18 months

Marcos E. García-Ojeda, University of California, Merced I, like many Americans, miss the pre-pandemic world of hugging family and friends, going to work and having dinner at a restaurant. A protective vaccine for...

Deaths in Rhode Island developmental disability congregate care now totals five

Since April 1, the coronavirus has claimed five lives of four adults with developmental disabilities living in Rhode Island group homes and one group home caregiver. But some young...

Massachusetts recruits 1,000 ‘Contact Tracers’ to battle COVID-19

This story is part of the SoJo Exchange of COVID-19 stories from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. Martha Bebinger,...

COVID-19 hits DD Group Homes in Rhode Island

A total of 23 adults with developmental disabilities in Rhode Island group homes — not quite 2 percent of all the 1180 adult residents in congregate care in the state — have...

Coronavirus cases are growing exponentially – here’s what that means

Andrew D. Hwang, College of the Holy Cross In the U.S., scientists stress that the number of coronavirus cases has been growing exponentially. In ordinary speech, the term “exponential” usually means “really fast.” To...

DEM develops list of 50 fun, nature-based activities that Rhode Islanders can engage in...

Together with partners, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has developed a list of 50 fun, nature-based activities that Rhode Islanders can engage in at home or in their backyards, or local...

Reaching out to isolated older adults is essential during coronavirus – here are 7...

Basia Belza, University of Washington; Anita Souza, University of Washington, and Tatiana Sadak, University of Washington Older adults always need social connection, but they need it now more than ever. The novel coronavirus...

‘My first question every time I see a new patient now is: Could this...

Nicholas Johnson, University of Washington The Conversation is running a series of dispatches from clinicians and researchers operating on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Inside, as usual, patient beds are near capacity, and...

What coronavirus symptoms should I look for, and when do I call the doctor?...

William Petri, University of Virginia As the nation adjusts to the threat of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, it’s only natural to worry whether a cough or aches and pains could...

Special Enrollment Period (SEP) available to Rhode Islanders losing health coverage due to change...

via HealthSourceRI HealthSource RI offers a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Rhode Islanders experiencing life changes, such as getting married, having a baby, moving to RI, or losing/changing jobs.We...

Local Gyms & Studios Offering Virtual Sweat Options

Going stir crazy yet? We are. But movement helps. Though many of our favorite local gyms and fitness studios have temporarily closed at the urging of state officials, they’re using technology to...

RI DDD will limit face-to-face contact; providers launch emergency plans

In an open letter to Rhode Island’s developmental disability community, Kerri Zanchi, Director of the state Division of Developmental Disabilities, has spelled out steps the Division is taking to limit person-to-person contact...

Special Enrollment Period (SEP) available to purchase coverage through HealthSource RI as a part...

HealthSource RI has adopted a limited-time Special Enrollment Period (SEP), following Governor Raimondo’s State of Emergency declaration in response to the potential growth of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This SEP will allow uninsured Rhode...

RIDOH: New coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response measures announced for Rhode Island

Governor Gina M. Raimondo, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), and the Rhode Island Department of Administration (DOA) announced today a set of broad measures to help limit or prevent the...

Third individual associated with Saint Raphael Academy trip to Italy tests positive for coronavirus...

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising the public that a third individual associated with the Saint Raphael Academy trip to Italy in mid-February has tested positive for coronavirus disease...

Director of Health provides updates on Coronavirus Disease 2019, seasonal illnesses

Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), provided an update to reporters today on preparedness efforts underway in Rhode Island related to coronavirus disease 2019...

How can we prepare for the coronavirus? 3 questions answered

Aubree Gordon, University of Michigan Editor’s note: Public health officials in the U.S. warned that the coronavirus, which has in large part spared the U.S., is coming and that the country needs to...

Allison Faria: No Excuses – Developing strong leaders

What makes a good leader? Look on the internet. There’s a never-ending list of organizations and experts who want to tell you about the seven, 10, 11, 15, 50 or more qualities...

Southcoast Health joins Aquidneck 10K as title sponsor; race to take place on March...

Gray Matter Marketing announced today a new partnership with Southcoast Health as a title sponsor for the 2020 Aquidneck 10K. The second annual Southcoast Health Aquidneck 10K will take place on March 22nd, with a...

Restore, Rejuvenate, & Relax: Castle Hill Inn to offer ‘Spring Equinox Retreat’ in March

With the advent of spring on the horizon, Castle Hill Inn is inviting guests to say goodbye to the winter blues and welcome the new season with its first ever Spring Equinox Retreat....

Guide to #SelfCareSunday in Newport

Updated February 1, 2020. This article was published on May 5, 2019 and is updated on an ongoing basis. Need to unwind and rejuvenate after a long week?...

Don’t miss out on these Newport Wellness Week deals, events

If you haven’t taken advantage of Newport Wellness Week events and deals - hurry! With only a few days left of this annual event, time is running out to try out new...