State Government Press Releases

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06/25/2013
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) encourages all Rhode Islanders to know the facts about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and get tested as part of their routine medical care. Thursday, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day, on which all individuals ages 13 to 64 are...
06/24/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) Tobacco Control Program (TPC) has launched new pages on www.livesmokefree.ri.gov to help readers understand the dangers of second-hand smoke in public places like outdoor dining establishments and beaches. "Second-hand smoke, even...
06/14/2013
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has confirmed two additional deaths linked to Acetanilide, n-1-Phenethyl-4-Piperidyl — also known as acetyl fentanyl —an illegal synthetic opiate with properties similar to morphine. These most recent deaths, which bring the total number...
05/31/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has determined that water quality at both City Park Beach and Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick is unsuitable for swimming due to high bacteria counts. Although neither facility has officially opened for the 2013 bathing season at this...
05/30/2013
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an independent testing laboratory, has identified a new synthetic opiate that appears to have been related to a series of recent deaths as Acetanilide, n-1-...
05/29/2013
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today authorized the certification of the Greenleaf Compassion Center for operation of a Medical Marijuana Compassion Center at 1637 West Main Road in Portsmouth. The Greenleaf Compassion Center will notify the Department of Health...
05/24/2013
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) remind all Rhode Islanders to bring the sunscreen (at least 30 SPF), but leave cigarettes at home as state parks and beaches open for the summer season this Memorial Day...
05/17/2013
PROVIDENCE - In recognition of National Hepatitis C Testing Day on Sunday, May 19, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) encourages all Rhode Islanders born between 1945 and 1965 to be tested for Hepatitis C at least once, or more often if they have known risk factors. Baby Boomers are...
03/27/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers that La Preferida, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 56,808 29 oz. cans of La Preferida Whole Pinto Beans (Water & Salt). The Can Code is PINTO LP, BEST BY 01/03/2015, "Time" 3003, and can be found on the top of the can. Consumers...
PROVIDENCE - Show Your Love, a new national campaign, launches today, Valentine's Day, with messages about the importance of engaging in healthy behaviors before making the decision to conceive a child. The campaign was developed by the Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative (PHHCI), in...