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Duncan Hines Cake Mix Being Recalled Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that several varieties of Duncan Hines cake mix are being recalled because of a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of . The positive finding may be connected to a Salmonella outbreak that is currently being investigated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the  Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While it has not been definitively concluded that this product is linked to the outbreak and the investigation is still ongoing, Conagra (Duncan Hines' parent company) is recalling Duncan Hines Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature…
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Today, Celebrate Rhode Island World Diabetes Day with Healthcentric Advisors, Representative Grace Diaz, NFL Football Champion & Novo Nordisk Patient Ambassador, Kendall Simmons

Providence, RI — Diabetes is growing at an epidemic rate in the United States -- which is why Healthcentric Advisors in partnership with founder Representative Grace Diaz and many local partners are proud to recognize Rhode Island World Diabetes Day, November 3, 2018. Hosted at the Warwick Mall from 11 to 3 the annual event is an opportunity to increase awareness about diabetes as a potentially devastating disease. But it ultimately seeks to empower people to manage their own health while living with diabetes and pre-diabetes. This year we’re particularly excited to have special guest speaker NFL Football Champion and Novo…
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Rhode Island Leads the Nation for Childhood Flu Vaccination; Sees Decline Among Adults

Rhode Island children had the highest flu vaccination coverage rate in the country during the 2017-2018 flu season, an increase of two percentage points from the previous season, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, Rhode Island also saw a decrease in the flu immunization rate for adults during this period. “Flu vaccination is the single best way to protect yourself against the flu,” said Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH). “The flu can have serious health consequences for anyone, including young, otherwise healthy adults. Getting…
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As HealthSource RI Open Enrollment Begins, Reed Encourages RIers to Get the Facts and Get Insured

WASHINGTON, DC – November 1st, as open enrollment begins for consumers to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to understand their options and select a plan that best fits their needs. During open enrollment, which started November 1st and runs through December 23, Rhode Islanders have several options to enroll or renew their health insurance coverage for the 2019 calendar year, including: online at ; over the phone at 1-855-840-HSRI; in person at the HealthSource RI Walk-In Center (401 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence); or one-on-one in their community by…
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It’s Time to Start Shopping for Health Insurance

HealthSource RI offers the cheapest insurance in RI, nearly half of customers pay less than $100 per month for coverage EAST PROVIDENCE, RI (October 29, 2018) – Rhode Islanders: it's time to put health insurance on your shopping list. Individuals and families looking for coverage starting January 1, 2019 should pick and pay through HealthSource RI by December 23. “HealthSource RI has the cheapest health insurance in Rhode Island, and I’m proud of the work we’ve done to keep costs as low as possible,” said Governor Raimondo. “I urge Rhode Islanders looking for coverage to explore HealthSource RI’s quality, affordable…
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Community

Red Cross Offers 10 Tips to Help Keep Trick or Treaters Safe this Halloween

PROVIDENCE, RI, (October 22, 2019)— Halloween is just days away, one of the most popular holidays in this country. Little witches, ghosts, pirates and super heroes will soon take to the streets for trick or treat fun, and the American Red Cross Rhode Island has tips to help everyone stay safe while enjoying the festivities. “Halloween is a fun time for everyone and we want to make sure you all stay safe while enjoying it,” said Stefanie Arcangelo, chief communications officer, American Red Cross, Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “Here are the top ways for parents to keep the kids safe while getting ready for Trick…
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Rhode Island Foundation anuncia subvenciones por $3.6 millones para reducir enfermedades crónicas y disparidades de salud

El financiamiento está dirigido a los residentes de Central Falls, Pawtucket y Providence, entre otros lugares PROVIDENCE, RI (19 de Octubre, 2018) – Los residentes de Central Falls, Pawtucket y Providence se beneficiarán de los $ millones en subvenciones otorgadas por la fundación Rhode Island Foundation para ayudar a reducir las enfermedades crónicas y las disparidades de salud. “Aproximadamente el 75% del estado de salud de una persona está condicionado por factores sociales, económicos y ambientales relacionados con el lugar donde vive. Es más probable que las personas lleven una vida saludable si forman parte de una comunidad que promueve la salud…
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Rhode Island Foundation announces $3.6 million in grants to reduce high rates of illness, chronic disease, health disparities

Funding targets residents of Central Falls, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, South County, West Warwick and Woonsocket PROVIDENCE, RI (Oct. 19, 2018)  – The Rhode Island Foundation today announced that it has awarded $ million in grants to reduce chronic disease and health disparities in more than a dozen cities and towns. “Roughly 75 percent of your health status is influenced by social, economic and environmental factors related to where you live. Living a healthy life is more likely when you are part of a community that promotes health and healthy choices,” said Neil D. Steinberg, the Foundation’s president and CEO. The six nonprofit organizations…
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Reed & Whitehouse Vow to Uphold ACA and Preserve Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

As Congressional Republicans repeatedly vote to weaken coverage for people with pre-existing conditions, Rhode Island’s Senators work to ensure that people with preexisting health conditions can get and keep health insurance; strengthen protections for all patients; and help lower health care costs CRANSTON, RI – As Republicans sue in federal court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- and with it protections for people with preexisting medical conditions that previously could be denied insurance coverage – and Senate Republican leaders declared their intent to again try and repeal the ACA, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are vowing…
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WHO Cracks Down on Illicit Sale of Tobacco

VOA News/Lisa Schlein GENEVA — Parties to a new global treaty to combat the illicit sale of tobacco products have taken the first steps toward cracking down on this multi-billion dollar trade. At a three-day meeting at the headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva they have outlined a plan to shut down the lucrative black market trade in tobacco. A global tobacco treaty (Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products) entered into force on September 25, with 48 countries joining the new protocol, which is part of the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC). Two-thirds of the…
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