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As we keep our distance from each other and watch with sadness as the coronavirus sweeps through our beautiful country and across the world, we are reminded how more
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global shift in how we function as a society. From quarantine orders, to face masks, to social more
Editor's note: Susan Groh, a cancer survivor and Warwick resident, provided these thoughtful suggestions for these difficult times. By SUSAN GROH I know this pandemic has us all feeling nervous and unsettled, and a bit like we've stepped into an more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING There are ways of engaging the world during this time of tribulation. One of these ways is taking a walk. While, for certain, there will be many physical, economic and mental health burdens to bear due to impacts made by the more
Editor's note: Toll Gate senior Berit Olsson, who won a gold medal in the speech event of this year's Rhode Island Academic Decathlon, delivered her speech during the awards portion of the competition. This is what she said: By BERIT OLSSON Just the more
By ERIN O'BRIEN I truly thought my friend was exaggerating when she said she was off to find some toilet paper. When my friend in California said the people in the grocery stores were panicking, I dismissed it as pretty typical of my home state. But that more
By HERB WEISS Nearly one in four older adults residing in the community are socially isolated. Seniors who are experiencing social isolation or loneliness may face a higher risk of mortality, heart disease and depression, says a newly released report more
By MATT COLLINS Recently, I received a call from one of our members. Her daughter, while away at college, had visited an urgent care clinic for a suspected urinary tract infection, or UTI. The member was shocked to receive a bill for $800. How is that more
By COREY McCARTY "e;Gloria"e; is a 78-year-old Rhode Islander. She is a retired teacher on a fixed income who lives alone. She's also living with diabetes. Her doctor is concerned about Gloria's frequently missed appointments and why her blood glucose levels more
By DR. NICOLE ALEXANDER-SCOTT At the Department of Health, we believe that health starts in our communities. It starts with the air we breathe, the food we have access to and eat, and the water that we drink. An important part of promoting health in our more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Medical research over the last century or so has made tremendous strides in easing the suffering and prolonging the lives of people afflicted with potentially fatal diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's, HIV and diabetes. But an actual more
By STEVEN BROWN "e;I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked."e; - Allen Ginsberg, "e;Howl"e; "e;I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please!"e; - Dr. Seuss, "e;The Lorax"e; more
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