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Central Falls Health Ambassadors Educate Residents on the Importance of Masking

In Central Falls masking is mandatory and the new Health Ambassadors show residents how.  CENTRAL FALLS- In an effort to slow the spread of Coronavirus and protect residents of Central Falls, Mayor James A. Diossa and the Central Falls Office on Health led by Dr. Michael Fine have established a Health Ambassador program which informs all those out and about on the streets of Central Falls about masking and the spread of ; Due to the alarming rate of transmission in Central Falls and spiking numbers, these Health Ambassadors have proven to be invaluable. Responsible for handing out masks to…
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BCBSRI, in partnership with the Brown University School of Public Health, unveils results of 2020 RI Life Index, second annual statewide survey measuring Rhode Islanders’ perceptions of health and well-being

Results will influence policy and inform strategy for systemic change PROVIDENCE, RI (November 16, 2020) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), in partnership with the Brown University School of Public Health (Brown), today announced the results of the 2020 RI Life Index, the second annual statewide survey based on interviews with more than 2,100 Rhode Islanders about several life factors that influence health and well-being in our state. BCBSRI and Brown introduced the Index in 2019 with an intent to conduct the survey annually to measure community perceptions of health and well-being. Rhode Islanders cited access to affordable,…
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island 2021 medical and dental plans focus on keeping people healthy and maximizing their savings

Digital offerings, wellness rewards of up to $500 per household and discounts on fitness programs, lifestyle services and health-related products among plan features PROVIDENCE, RI (November 12, 2020) –Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is offering individuals and families medical and dental plans for the 2021 open enrollment period that feature innovative tools and programs to make healthy living more convenient and affordable for Rhode Islanders during this challenging time. BCBSRI proudly supports the comprehensive health and well-being of members through a variety of added value benefit programs. BCBSRI is also offering families and individuals a variety…
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Let’s get healthcare right for Rhode Islanders

Rhode Island is unique on many levels, especially when it comes to healthcare. Leaders from across the healthcare spectrum have joined during the past several years with the shared aim of transforming the healthcare ecosystem and improving the health of Rhode Islanders. We’ve collaborated to develop payment models rewarding quality of outcomes over quantity of services performed. Primary care providers, with investments from insurers, have created patient-centered medical homes to effectively coordinate care. For Medicare patients, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island introduced Oak Street Health Centers, providing wraparound services for patients in economically challenged communities. Further, Rhode…
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Weekend Recap: Hospital Capacity, Upgraded Testing Portal, and the Vaccine

Cases are rising drastically, and it's more important than ever that we all stay informed. Please, stay home except for essential activities, and wear a mask anytime you’re with people you don’t live with. Together, we can turn our case numbers around. If you know someone who needs a way to stay up-to-date on the latest measures Rhode Island is taking to stop the spread of COVID-19, please encourage them to sign up for these emails through this link:  The better we all stay informed, the better we'll be able to keep ourselves, our families, and our friends safe from COVID-19. Our…
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Estados Unidos, el mayor número de muertos; Europa, mayor número de contagiados

 por:Hernando Sánchez Estados Unidos () sigue siendo el país con el mayor número de muertos, pero con nuevos casos diarios, Europa sigue siendo la región que registra más contaminaciones, si bien la pandemia está dando muestras de un cierto enlentecimiento en el viejo continente.  Nueva York, la ciudad más grande de Estados Unidos, se prepara a cerrar las escuelas ante el avance del coronavirus pero Donald Trump se negó el viernes a considerar un nuevo confinamiento general apostando a la próxima distribución de una vacuna. Estados Unidos, el país más azotado por la pandemia, registró el viernes casos más y…
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EE.UU.: nuevo récord de casos y hospitalizaciones por COVID-19

California y Texas, dos de los estados más poblados del país, ya superaron la marca de un millón de infecciones de COVID-19. Por Voz de América  Estados Unidos estableció el jueves otro récord de infecciones de COVID-19, con más de nuevos casos reportados y de hospitalizaciones, con Ambas cifras superaron los reportes del miércoles de más de casos nuevos y alrededor de hospitalizaciones. El número de muertes fue de Estados Unidos se mantiene con el país con más casos de coronavirus, más de 10,5 millones, y muertes, más de , desde que comenzó la pandemia de a principios de año, según…
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National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum Forms COVID-19 Task Force for Officer Safety and Wellness

Surge in line-of-duty deaths prompts enhanced commitment to research on coronavirus impact on law enforcement community. Washington, DC— The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum has formed a COVID-19 task force to promote COVID-19 officer safety and wellness in response to a surge in line-of-duty deaths due to the coronavirus ; The COVID-19 task force will augment the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum's efforts to provide law enforcement officers with resources and data related to this global health pandemic. Task force members include law enforcement professionals, health experts, and National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum staff researchers with proven leadership…
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One in Five COVID-19 Patients Develop Mental Illness

By VOA News A study conducted by Britain’s Oxford University suggests COVID-19 can increase a person’s risk of developing a psychiatric disorder within three months of catching the virus. The study, published Monday in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal, indicates one in five surviving COVID-19 patients was found to be diagnosed with a mental disorder within 90 days of a positive coronavirus test. The researchers say that is about twice the normal rate. The most common disorders diagnosed were anxiety, depression and insomnia, while patients were also found to have significantly higher risks for dementia. One of the researchers on the study,…
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Expertos anticipan cambios en respuesta a COVID-19 en una presidencia de Biden

Por Steve Baragona Los expertos prevén un drástico cambio de estrategia en la lucha contra el coronavirus con la proyección del demócrata Joe Biden como presidente electo de Estados Unidos. “Es probable que esté bien organizada, que tenga una clara comunicación y que esté basada en la ciencia. Son tres cambios muy importantes y refrescantes”, dijo Thomas Frieden, exdirector de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y director ejecutivo de la organización de salud sin fines de lucro Resolve to Save Lives. Con casi fallecimientos, Estados Unidos tiene la séptima tasa de muertes por coronavirus ajustada a…
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