State Government Press Releases

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PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has identified the state's second case of illness linked to the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak. The patient, a woman in her sixties from Lincoln, received spinal injections at Ocean State Pain Management on August 31, 2012 and...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is issuing cautionary boil water advisories for the following water systems as a result of loss of system pressure: Charlestown: * Castle Rock Condominiums, 401-463-8448 * Carousel Marketplace, 401-578-4171 * Charlestown Commons, 401-364-3388 *...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has identified the state's first meningitis case linked to the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak. The patient, a woman in her forties from Providence County, received a spinal injection at Ocean State Pain Management of Woonsocket on September 22,...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is now urging people who depend on life-sustaining medical equipment requiring electricity (such as a respirator) to go to a shelter before the heavier winds pick up this afternoon. They should bring at least a three-day supply of medications. The...
In preparing for the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) reminds Rhode Islanders about several health and safety precautions to take. Food Safety: If there is a power outage, perishable foods such as meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs, and soft cheeses can...
In advance of Hurricane Sandy, Rhode Islanders with private wells should be aware of two serious, weather-related issues that could affect their water supplies. Significant rainfall can cause wells to flood, potentially contaminating well water. High winds can cause power outages, leaving...
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) urges those with special healthcare needs to enroll in the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry in advance of Hurricane Sandy. Enrolling in the Registry does not guarantee assistance, but it does allow local and state emergency officials to...
PROVIDENCE - Michael Fine, MD, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), First Lady Stephanie Chafee and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras were on hand at Crossroads Rhode Island today as HEALTH immunized 77 Crossroads clients and members of the community against influenza. "...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has announced that it has adopted new amendments to its Rules and Regulations for Immunization and Testing For Healthcare Workers that will make flu immunizations mandatory for all workers, students, trainees and volunteers who may have...
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has announced that patients who received medication from any of the three lots recalled by New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass. have been notified by their healthcare providers and are being monitored for symptoms of...