State Government Press Releases

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12/13/2013
Providence, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is issuing an advisory to remind people of precautions to take in extreme cold and during winter storms. Frigid temperatures are predicted into the weekend and a winter storm is expected. It is especially important that all Rhode...
12/13/2013
Providence, RI Michael Fine, MD, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) today announced that James Palmer has been named Chief, Office of Health Promotion, for the Department. In this role Palmer will serve as principal Public Information Officer and oversee communications...
11/27/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health encourages Rhode Islanders to take steps to make health part of their holiday this Thanksgiving. This holiday is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with people you love, which is what we mean by health. Below are some tips to stay healthy. Taste, don't...
11/27/2013
HEALTH wants to remind local businesses of the health and safety issues associated with Black Friday retail events. HEALTH's OSHA Consultation Program has visited over 50 employers to educate them about the risks and dangers associated with crowd control management at large "door buster" opening...
11/14/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the March of Dimes are kicking off Prematurity Awareness Month this November with new initiatives designed to reduce preterm birth and early elective deliveries in Rhode Island. The partnership includes an educational campaign, a November 14...
10/29/2013
Every year, Rhode Island babies die from sleeping in unsafe environments. During Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month this October, the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) urges expectant parents and everyone who cares for a baby younger than age one to learn how to put their...
10/29/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is advising consumers not to eat prepared, ready-to-eat salads from Boston Salads and Prepared Foods that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company, based in Boston, MA, is voluntarily recalling products that were distributed in...
10/25/2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Michael Fine, M.D, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH), announced that HEALTH has rendered two decisions that will affect the acquisition of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island by Prime Healthcare Services-Landmark, LLC,...
10/23/2013
In a world of rapidly evolving information technology, the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (BMLD) has created and approved policy guidance for the appropriate use of social media in the practice of medicine. Rhode Island's guidelines are based on guidance of the Federation...
10/09/2013
The State Medical Examiners' Office has preliminary data that show accidental deaths caused by illicit drug overdoses nearly doubled in Rhode Islanders between 2009 and 2012. Illicit drug overdose deaths involving street drugs like heroin and cocaine increased from 53 in 2009 to 97 in 2012,...