Monday, December 3, 2012
You can get shots for the flu, whooping cough and pneumonia today, Dec. 3, from 4 to 7 pm at the Riverside Middle School in East Providence; it's open to anyone, not just E.P. residents.
Get shots for the flu, whooping cough and pneumonia today at the Riverside Middle School in East Providence. The clinic is open to anyone, not just East Providence residents. The vaccination clinic runs from 4 to 7 pm at the school at 179 Forbes St. East Providence, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Wellness Company, which gave the pertussis vaccinations in Barrington last year, are teaming up to offer the vaccinations. The regular seasonal flu shot will be offered for those ages 6 months and older who have not received it yet this season. The Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine is for anyone 11 years of age and older. Anyone who is in close contact with an infant should get a Tdap shot if they haven’t been …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Bristol County woman in her 60s was diagnosed and is recovering from a West Nile Virus infection, according to the RI health department.
A Bristol County woman in her 60s is recovering from a West Nile Virus infection, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health. The local case is reportedly Rhode Island’s third this year. “Though the days are getting shorter and cooler, Rhode Islanders must remain vigilant against the threat of mosquito-borne illness until the first hard frost,” said Michael Fine, director of the health department. “Personal protection and smart scheduling of outdoor activities must remain priorities for everyone.” Avoiding outdoor activity at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active, is an important protection from the threat of mosquito-borne illness. The health department also has advised school districts and city and town officials to use…
Saturday, September 15, 2012
RI Department of Health recommends this action in response to threat of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as EEE found in Barrington last week.
School and town officials throughout Rhode Island are being urged to employ “smart scheduling” of all outdoor activities, including games and practices. The RI Department of Health (HEALTH) is recommending this action in response to the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus. “Rhode Island recently saw its first human case of West Nile Fever and has seen some increase in the number of mosquito pools positive for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis,” said Michael Fine, MD, director of HEALTH. “Smart scheduling of outdoor activities and personal protection measures are the best ways for Rhode Islanders to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illness,” Fine said. …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Rhode Islanders are at a high risk for illnesses carried by mosquitoes. Protect yourself by following these tips from the health department.
Monday, August 20, 2012
The Rhode Island Department of Health has determined that Rhode Islanders are at a high risk for illnesses carried by mosquitoes, according to its Mosquito-Borne Disease Risk Assessment Matrix. The health department is advising Rhode Islanders to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites after test results from a mosquito trap in Tiverton recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and tests from two Rhode Island mosquito traps tested positive for West Nile Virus. “It is not unusual to see positive results for EEE and West Nile Virus in mosquitoes in Rhode Island,” said Michael Fine, MD, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. “But these positive results remind us that it is important to …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The PCNS' license was suspended for deficient record-keeping and over-prescribing generic forms of Adderall, Ritalin and Xanax.
The RI Department of Health has ordered the immediate and indefinite suspension of the nursing and Controlled Substances Registration licenses from Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (PCNS) Lisa Marenaro, who is in a collaborative practice with Dr. Mindy Rosenbloom, MD, and practices in Barrington. The suspension comes after the Department received a complaint from the Coventry Department of Human Services, leading to the review of five of Marenaro's patients. The Human Services Director stated that she had made numerous attempts to contact Marenaro about two high-risk patients and had received no response. Among the findings, one patient was prescribed a 180-day supply of Amphetamine Salts (generic Adderall) in 75 days, at 90 mg/day. …
Monday, October 17, 2011
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Most of us are aware that regular sodas and juices are full of sugar. Some of us avoid them altogether. Others practice moderation. Some say "so what?" and drink away. Starting today, the RI Department of Health wants to wake up that last group. The department is launching a "Cut Back the Sugar" campaign aimed at educating residents about the consequences of drinking full-sugar beverages. It hopes to encourage them to consume water and low-calorie drinks instead. Similar efforts are underway across the country. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched its own sugary beverage campaign about a week ago. Officials in the state of New York and in Washington DC have tried to add a tax to sugar-sweetened beverages in the past…