Health

Can Bone Marrow Transplants Lead To Virus Resistant Cells?

From the Wall Street Journal, a startling medical mystery: “The patient, a 42-year-old American living in Berlin, is still recovering from his leukemia therapy, but he appears to have won his battle with AIDS. Doctors have not been able to detect the virus in his blood for more than 600 days, despite his having ceased […]

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Women & Infants, Butler, Kent County In Trouble

I can’t pretend that I know anything at all about the health care industry except to say that it sort of scares me, and usually I think insurance companies and hospitals are both greedy so-and-so’s.  But my pregnant best friend forwarded me an e-mail yesterday that Blue Cross may end their contracts with Care New

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Final Full WaterFire of the Season

The WaterFire theme tonight is ‘Flames of Hope’ to increase awareness of and raise money for breast cancer research.  A special ‘Flames of Hope Village’ will be set up across from the State House at the intersection of Francis and Gaspee Streets. Day-long events include: a family block party from noon to 4:30pm; a 5:30pm

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What Cheer Kneecap

A doctor at Miriam Hospital operated on the wrong knee of a patient undergoing elective surgery yesterday.  According to today’s ProJo, The surgical team had apparently followed the key safety protocols, including marking the correct knee and pausing to verify the site before operating… Here’s my thought.  Why mark the correct knee? Wouldn’t it make

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learn about medical marijuana in rhode island

RIPAC is holding a community meeting tonight for patients, caregivers, advocates, and anyone else interested in learning more about medical marijuana. Meeting starts at 7:00pm in the Arnold Lounge of Keeney Quadrangle at Brown University (Benevolent Street between Brown and Benefit Streets/map). More information at RIPAC or call 401.861.1601.

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T-shirt design contest

Attention artists. Help RIPAC design their new T-shirt and if your entry is chosen you can win… a brand new T-shirt! Well, it’s all about the glory really. And the cause. RIPAC is the medical marijuana advocacy coalition that helped our enlightened legislators make marijuana possession legal for qualified patients. But the battle for availability

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house committee lukewarm on marijuana dispensaries

Legislators and advocates seeking to expand the medical marijuana law to include the creation of marijuana dispensaries, or Compassion Centers, found “little support for this legislation at this time” after yesterday’s hearing before the House Health, Education and Welfare Committee. Democrat Thomas C. Slater, speaking to the Providence Journal, further stated “If I can’t get

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