Jan 18 2022

Why did Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott resign abruptly in the middle of a pandemic? – Richard Asinof

by Richard Asinof, ConvergenceRI The simmering conflict over public health vs. political health between the Governor and the director of ...

Jan 17 2022

Campaign reminds Veteran caregivers to “Take Care of Themselves” – Herb Weiss

By Herb Weiss, contributing writer on aging issues Since 2011, AARP and the Ad Council have launched public service announcements ...

Jan 16 2022

Where are we now: Omicron & Irrational Hope – Michael Fine

By Michael Fine, contributing writer, RINewsToday Where We Are Now: January 9 -14, 2022.  Omicron and Irrational Hope.   © Michael Fine ...

Jan 15 2022

Your Coronavirus Update Today, Jan. 15, 2022

RHODE ISLAND & VICINITY Rhode Island has received an additional 400,000 COVID-19 at-home rapid tests, bringing the total to 500,000 ...

Jan 14 2022

Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott exits as Director of the RI Department of Health

Photo: (June, 2020) - Brett Smiley’s Twitter photo with Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott at Black Lives Matter demonstration at the RI ...

Jan 13 2022

Your Coronavirus Update Today, Jan. 13, 2022

RHODE ISLAND & VICINITY President sending medical teams to 6 states, including Rhode Island - they are expected to be ...

Jan 11 2022

Providence Water faces civil rights complaint over disproportionate lead exposure risk – Richard Asinof

by Richard Asinof, ConvergenceRI No one disputes that lead poisoning of children is a terrible and preventable chronic disease, one ...

Jan 11 2022

RI Birthworker Cooperative launches to support community doulas

Insurance coverage for doula care is now law, but the logistics of billing can be complicated for birth workers to ...

Jan 11 2022

RI Nursing homes/assisted living facilities tighten visitation rules – testing, vaccination proof

In an effort to keep residents, visitors, and staff safe, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health ...

Jan 11 2022

Your Coronavirus Update – Jan. 11, 2022

RHODE ISLAND & VICINITY Highlights: 1) Nursing home/assisted living visitation changes - vaccination proof or very recent negative test - ...