The March of Dimes Celebrates RI for Reductions in Preterm Birth Rate

Rhode Island one of six states to receive the prestigious Virginia Apgar Award The March of Dimes presented Rhode Island with its Virginia Apgar Prematurity Campaign Leadership Award at a ceremony this morning for the state’s dramatic reduction in the rate of preterm births, a health issue closely tied to brain, lung, hearing, and vision issues in newborns. Rhode Island’s preterm birth rate fell from in 2010 to in 2015, a 10% drop. The national preterm birth average for 2015 was “We are pleased to recognize the commitment, leadership, and collaboration required to reduce the rate of prematurity in Rhode…
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Uno de cada tres adultos estadounidenses ha experimentado una señal de advertencia de ataque o derrame cerebral, según la American Stroke Association

DALLAS, primero de mayo del 2017 – Alrededor de uno de cada tres adultos estadounidenses experimentó un síntoma consistente con una advertencia o un "mini" ataque o derrame cerebral, pero casi ninguno – solo el 3 por ciento - tomó la acción recomendada, de acuerdo a una nueva encuesta de la American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). El treinta y cinco por ciento de los encuestados reportaron haber experimentado al menos una señal de advertencia de ataque o derrame cerebral, llamado ataque isquémico transitorio o TIA. Aquellos que lo hicieron tenían más probabilidades de esperar, descansar o tomar medicamentos antes…
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La American Heart Association Reconoce el Mes Nacional de la Salud de las Minorías

La American Heart Association Reconoce el Mes Nacional de la Salud de las Minorías con Resultados Principales de la Encuesta Sobre las Creencias de la Reanimación Cardiopulmonar Solo con las Manos Entre las Poblaciones Minoritarias La American Heart Association y La Fundación Anthem se unen para "cambiar las percepciones" sobre la realización de la reanimación cardiopulmonar solo con las manos DALLAS, 6 de abril del 2017 — Los nuevos hallazgos de la American Heart Association, la principal organización voluntaria de salud dedicada a combatir las enfermedades cardiovasculares, muestran que las poblaciones minoritarias tienen mayor probabilidad de creer erróneamente que se…
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Nuestra Salud Podcast con la invitada: La Neuro-Científica Victoria Rakel Heimer-McGinn

Victoria Rakel Heimer-McGinn Brown University Etapa Académica: Academic Postdoc Primary Scientific Interest: Neurobiology, Neuroscience or Cognitive sciences About Me: I am interested in the molecular basis of synaptic function and neuronal circuitry, particularly in the framework of neuropsychiatric diseases like schizophrenia and mood disorders, which are also accompanied by cognitive impairments. I am currently studying the neuronal correlates of contextual learning in the medial temporal lobe. My have expertise in molecular neurobiology, transgenic mouse models, microscopy, rodent behavior, and electrophysiology. I hope to apply my range of skills to the study of brain circuits that are relevant to cognitive impairments…
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The Autism Project Hosts Fifteenth Annual Imagine Walk & Family Fun Day for Autism

The event will take place on April 30 at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick, RI Warwick, RI – The Autism Project will host its fifteenth annual Imagine Walk & Family Fun Day for Autism on Sunday, April 30th at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick, Rhode Island. Registration for the Walk begins at 9AM and Honorary Imagine Walk Chair Danielle North of WPRI 12 will kick off the Walk at 10AM. The two kilometer walk will be followed by a family fun day complete with bounce houses, obstacle courses, pony rides, music, face-painting, arts & crafts, a sensory tent,…
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La Decimoquinta Caminata Anual Imagine (Imagine Walk) y día de diversión familiar, Organizada por The Autism Project tendrá lugar el 30 de abril en Goddard Memorial State Park en Warwick, RI.

Warwick, RI – La decimoquinta Caminata anual Imagine y dia de diversión familiar organizada por The Autism Project, tendrá lugar el domingo 30 de abril en Goddard Memorial State Park en Warwick, Rhode Island. La inscripción para la caminata comienza a las 9 de la mañana y la invitada especial, Danielle North de WPRI 12 dará inicio a la caminata a las 10AM. El paseo de dos kilómetros será seguido por un día de diversión familiar completo con casas de rebote, cursos de obstáculos, paseos en pony, música, pintura facial, artes y manualidades, una carpa sensorial, comida deliciosa y mucho…
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Langevin: Nearly 60,000 Rhode Islanders Will Lose Coverage Under Trumpcare

WASHINGTON - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today criticized President Donald Trump and Washington Republicans for moving forward with legislation to eliminate health care coverage for 59,400 Rhode Islanders over the next ten years. "Trumpcare is a great deal for the wealthy, insurance companies, and drug companies. It's a bad deal for everyone else. Under Trumpcare, 24 million people will lose health coverage, including almost 60,000 Rhode Islanders. This is wrong," said Cicilline, who serves in House Leadership as a co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. "Donald Trump promised to be a champion…
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RI Releases Nation’s First Statewide Standards for Treating Overdose and Opioid Use in Hospitals and Emergency Settings Naloxone distribution, discharge planning, and opioid-use screenings now required

Leadership from hospitals and emergency departments throughout Rhode Island joined Governor Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force today to release a first-in-the-nation set of statewide guidelines to save lives by ensuring consistent, comprehensive care for opioid-use disorder in emergency and hospital settings. “Ensuring that people who are living with the disease of addiction get the same high-quality care at hospitals and emergency departments throughout Rhode Island is essential to preventing overdoses and saving lives,” said Governor Gina Raimondo. “My heart breaks for each and every person who has lost a loved one to this epidemic. We need to come…
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Nuestra Salud Podcast con la invitada; La Neuro-Científica Victoria Rakel Heimer-McGinn

Victoria Rakel Heimer-McGinn Brown University Etapa Académica: Academic Postdoc Primary Scientific Interest: Neurobiology, Neuroscience or Cognitive sciences About Me: I am interested in the molecular basis of synaptic function and neuronal circuitry, particularly in the framework of neuropsychiatric diseases like schizophrenia and mood disorders, which are also accompanied by cognitive impairments. I am currently studying the neuronal correlates of contextual learning in the medial temporal lobe. My have expertise in molecular neurobiology, transgenic mouse models, microscopy, rodent behavior, and electrophysiology. I hope to apply my range of skills to the study of brain circuits that are relevant to cognitive impairments…
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