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Apr 28 2022

In the news… Leaving the pandemic phase, National, local news updates, passings – April 28, 2022

NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL COVID Update from Dr. Jha: Paxlovid will be widely available in US very soon, and it will ...

Apr 26 2022

A talk with Kristin Sousa, new director of the RI Medicaid office – Richard Asinof

by Richard Asinof, ConvergenceRI Photon courtesy of RI EOHHS, Kristin Sousa, director of the R.I. Medicaid office. Kristin Sousa, the ...

Apr 26 2022

May is Mental Health Month – RI Kickoff, events, awards

Mental Health America’s 2021 report identifies that 50,000 Rhode Islanders, 27.9% of adults experiencing mental illness, reported they were not ...

Apr 25 2022

Controversial move by CMS limits coverage for new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm – Herb Weiss

by Herb Weiss, contributing writer on aging issues Earlier this month, amid the pleas of the Alzheimer’s Association, the National ...

Apr 23 2022

WHO recommends Paxlovid for treating COVID-19 worldwide. Pfizer must increase its availability.

WHO recommends highly successful COVID-19 therapy and calls for wide geographical distribution and transparency from originator  Today, WHO made a ...

Apr 23 2022

Westerly & Connecticut area families to benefit by hospitals’ diaper collections

Yale New Haven Health distributing diapers to community organizations Throughout the month of March, employees at Yale New Haven Health hospitals – ...

Apr 22 2022

COVID Recovery – Michael Morse

by Michael Morse, contributing writer Easter Sunday, noon. In bed. COVID positive. Fever. Exhausted. Same day, a few hours later, ...

Apr 20 2022

Free children’s dental event at CCRI, Lincoln highlights free services for children and adults

This Saturday, April 23rd, between 9am and 1pm, children will be treated at CCRI's Dental Hygiene Program for FREE Dental ...

Apr 19 2022

Do the rest of us all live off Hope? – Richard Asinof

by Richard Asinof, ConvergenceRI The plans to resurrect the vacant office edifice known as the “Superman” building in downtown Providence ...

Apr 18 2022

New efforts on Smith Hill to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates – Herb Weiss

By Herb Weiss, contributing writer on aging issues On March 8th, a press conference on Smith Hill put the legislative ...