Health

Pond Scum a.k.a. Swan Boats’ Revenge

Sure, it looks delicious, but stay away. The Department of Parks and Recreation has issued this advisory. The Rhode Island Department of Health has issued a health advisory for Roger Williams Park Ponds based on evidence of a bloom of cyanobacteria, better known as blue-green algae. This algae can be harmful to people and animals […]

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Dr. Michael Fine and “The Zero Calorie Diet” at Rochambeau Library

Providence Community Library and The Friends of Rochambeau present a discussion with Dr. Michael Fine, author of “The Zero Calorie Diet” on June 10th, 7pm, at Rochambeau Library. “The Zero Calorie Diet” is a book about fasting, about eating, not eating, eating less, and about the commercialization of food and everything else in our bloated

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Dance To Kick Off The HealthAccessRI Campaign

HealthAccessRI (which David Segal wrote about here) is the nation’s first primary care subscription program, homegrown right here in Rhode Island. Essentially, it’s a network of primary care doctors offering affordable primary care to patients who lack health insurance or have high-deductible insurance. And HealthAccessRI is launching a campaign to grow to a total of

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Free Vaccinations — Bring Your Vagina

CDC fact: at least 50% of sexually active men and women will acquire human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point. Most people don’t realize they have it (conversely, most people don’t know they don’t have it until blood donation centers keep trying to, like, make out with them for being HVP-free), so young adults are encouraged

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Hell Is For Health-y Children

[youtube]RXCgFgHOwVI[/youtube] When LA noisemakers Health played at Min Pins 4-Eva (or whatever it happened to be called at the time), there was a line out the door and halfway down the block of hipstery people trying (and failing) to get in.  But when they played at AS220 a few months later, there was hardly anybody

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Now Fry Like Bacon, You Little Freshman Piggies!

I like our state’s hustle on this swine flu.  I hadn’t even heard of it ’til days after RI’s Swine Flu Task Force contacted every doc in the state with guidance on evaluating it in patients. About two years ago, I was the lucky gal sitting between beefy, flat-topped men in decorated uniforms at the National Guard,

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