Stop & Shop Recalls Store Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is recalling Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product details are: Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, 16 oz., UPC 68826700676 with a Best By Date of Oct-2019. Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness…
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Raimondo Statement on Republican-Trump Tax Bill and Attack on Middle Class Families’ Health Care

PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina Raimondo issued the following statement today in response to national Republicans' plan to repeal the individual mandate to pay for the Republican-Trump Tax Bill that offers a handout to the super wealthy. "It's bad enough that the Republican-Trump Tax Bill will raise taxes on hardworking, middle class Rhode Island families, now President Trump and national Republicans want to raise their health care premiums, too. A repeal of the individual mandate will be devastating for working families, and will create chaos and uncertainty across our economy. More than 95 percent of Rhode Islanders have health insurance…
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FDA approves pill with sensor that digitally tracks if patients have ingested their medication

(This photo provided by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.) The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug in the with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) has an ingestible sensor embedded in the pill that records that the medication was taken. The product is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder and for use as an add-on treatment for depression in adults. The system works by sending a message from the pill’s sensor to a wearable patch. The patch transmits the information to a…
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