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General Mills agrees to GMO labeling in advance of Vermont state deadline

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) speaks on the Senate Floor in March in favor of the right of Vermont and individual states to enact legislation requiring GMO food labeling. Leahy in his speech emphasized the importance of the public’s right to know.  Video Courtesy U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy/Youtube MINNEAPOLIS, MN – General Mills, the American […]

GMO labeling backers notch a win; Senate votes down bill limiting states’ rights

Presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton don’t agree on the use of GMOs in food production. On Wednesday, the Senate voted down a bill aimed at limiting states’ rights to require GMO labeling. Video courtesy SpreadtheBern/Youtube WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted down an amendment […]

CVS Health links medication adherence to digital enrollment

CVS Health links medication adherence to digital enrollment

Woonsocket, RI – CVS Health announced the roll-out of a new digital platform of tools to help clients adhere to medication requirements and health care services. “Our research shows that digital and online tools help make adherence easier and more accessible for our customers across the enterprise, and evidence suggests that better adherence improves patient […]

Healthcare partnership talks begin, Care New England and Southcoast Health consider alliance

Healthcare partnership talks begin, Care New England and Southcoast Health consider alliance

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence based Care New England Health System announced on Monday the signing of a letter of intent to team up with Southcoast Health System, Inc. as a potential strategic partner. In a press release, the Rhode Island healthcare organization said the two organizations are working toward a goal of forming a new not-for-profit […]

CVS Minute Clinics Reach 1,000 Stores Nationwide

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health announced on Thursday that the organization reached a milestone, opening its 1000th walk-in medical clinic. The Washington, D.C. MinuteClinic opened on Dupont Circle joining its predecessors in a 15-year march across 31 states and the District of Columbia. “This 1,000th clinic milestone reflects our commitment to expand much needed access to health care […]

RI Senators Join Bipartisan Fight Against Breast Cancer

RI Senators Join Bipartisan Fight Against Breast Cancer

On Tuesday, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed (D-RI) announced their co-sponsorship of bipartisan legislation aimed at eradicating breast cancer by 2020. Sponsored by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2015 brought support from eight legislators on both sides of the aisle in the battle against breast […]

No Recreational Activities in Blackamore Pond Per RIDEM

Algae Bloom Harmful to Humans and Animals Providence- The Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Environmental Management issued an advisory last week for users of Blackamore Pond in Cranston. The state agencies announced the discovery of a blue-green algae bloom. Also known as cyanobacteria, the algae’s toxins can cause harm to humans and animals. […]