State Government Press Releases

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07/26/2013
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) have announced that a second calf housed in a pasture adjacent to Gray's Ice Cream in Tiverton has died. DEM has obtained tissues from the animal for rabies testing,...
07/25/2013
PROVIDENCE - Following the sudden death of a young calf in a pasture adjacent to Gray's ice cream in Tiverton, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) are advising any individuals who may have touched the animal to contact...
07/22/2013
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has expanded voluntary home visiting services for prenatal women and families with children younger than three as a result of funding through the Affordable Care Act. "There is strong evidence that high-quality home visiting...
07/15/2013
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) urges all Rhode Islanders to protect themselves against the extreme heat forecasted for the coming week with a few simple health precautions. "Extreme heat can be quite dangerous, particularly for our young and elderly Rhode Islanders,"
07/12/2013
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is urging all Rhode Islanders to take a few simple precautions to protect themselves from shigella infection. HEALTH is making this recommendation after nearly 150 people have been reported ill with shigellosis, a diarrheal illness...
07/12/2013
PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has entered into a Consent Agreement with United Healthcare of New England, Inc. and United Healthcare Insurance Company. Under the terms of the agreement, United will pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $500,000 for its...
07/07/2013
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has recommended the closure of Spring Lake Beach Facility (50 Old Hillside Drive, Glendale, RI) to swimming after a group of people who swam there on July 4 became ill with bloody diarrhea. HEALTH has not yet identified the source of the...
07/05/2013
PROVIDENCE--The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is expanding the recall from earlier this week advising consumers not to eat Mediterranean Olives: Calcidica Sweet (Brand: Bel Frantoio) sold at any Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) stores. In addition to these sweet olives, HEALTH now warns...
07/03/2013
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) will hold a meeting for public comment on a plan proposed by St. Joseph Center for Health and Human Services (CharterCARE Health Partners) to eliminate obstetric services at OB/GYN clinics located at 21 Peace Street in Providence and 40 Broad Street...
07/03/2013
HEALTH Urges People to Take Precautions for a Safe and Healthy Fourth HEALTH wants everyone to enjoy a safe and healthy Independence Day holiday. As preparations for festivities begin, people should take precautions to avoid illness and injury. Food Safety Warm temperatures provide the...