Last updated 5:20AM ET
December 29, 2014
Healthcare
Healthcare
Memorial Hospital to join Care New England By KRISTIN GOURLAY
Memorial Hospital is set to join Care New England, one of Rhode Island's multi-hospital health care systems.
How to keep your New Year's resolution By CATHERINE WELCH
If you want to keep those New Year's resolutions, one University of Rhode Island professor says the best way is to create a plan. URI kinesiology professor Bryan Blissmer says break the big goal into manageable steps and monitor yourself to help stay on track.
Proposal to curb ER visits due By KRISTIN GOURLAY

Monday is the deadline for Rhode Island's Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals to come up with a proposal to address a sticky problem: substance abusers who frequently end up in the emergency room. That proposal is likely to contain a range of services to stop the cycle of abuse.

Rep. Morgan calls for RI to comply with gun background check rules By KRISTIN GOURLAY
State representative Patricia Morgan is calling on Attorney General Peter Kilmartin to step up efforts to restrict gun ownership by people with mental illness.
Preventing holiday back pain By CATHERINE WELCH
If you're feeling a bit of back pain this holiday season, one University of Rhode Island professor says a few changes in habits and a bit of mindfulness can help.
RI compounding pharmacy reopens, scrutiny continues By KRISTIN GOURLAY

A South Kingstown compounding pharmacy ordered closed until it corrected some unlawful practices has reopened. But public scrutiny of compounding pharmacies continues.

The right shoes can prevent back pain By CATHERINE WELCH
If you're feeling a bit of back pain this holiday season, one University of Rhode Island professor says a few changes in habits and a bit of mindfulness can help.
Puppet maker helps hospitals tend to larger patients By KRISTIN GOURLAY
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants have the highest rate of lifting-related injuries of nearly every profession, according to the US Department of Labor. And the heavier patients get, the more dangerous that work becomes. Now a hospital and an artist in Providence have teamed up to make hospitals safer for workers and patients of size.