the miriam hospital en Miriam Hospital Wins $2.4M Grant To Continue HIV/AIDS Research <p>The Miriam Hospital has received another multimillion dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to support HIV and AIDS research. The money will fund research into new treatments.</p><p></p><p>The Miriam is the state’s largest provider of HIV and AIDS care. The grant of $2.4 million dollars is a renewal that will help the institution continue its work as part of a multi-site aids research consortium, called the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Network. That group’s work helped pioneer a new way to keep pregnant mothers from transmitting HIV to their babies.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:07:05 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 30706 at Miriam Hospital Wins $2.4M Grant To Continue HIV/AIDS Research Buddy Cianci Diagnosed With Cancer, Says Prognosis Good <p>Former Providence Mayor Vincent `Buddy’ Cianci Jr., is being treated at Miriam Hospital for rectal cancer. Cianci, WPRO’s chief talk show host and a political analyst for ABC 6 said in a news release, ``I have been absent from the airwaves for the past week due to hospitalization for a recent diagnosis of cancer.’’</p><p>Cianci, 73,&nbsp; said that medical opinions indicate that ``the cancer is completely curable’’ and that the prognosis ``is for a full recovery.’’</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:31:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 28227 at Miriam Hospital Trials C.Diff Vaccine <p>C. Difficile is a highly contagious infection people can catch in hospitals or after taking antibiotics. It sickens many and kills about 14,000 people every year. But there’s hope for preventing these infections as a new vaccine moves into the clinical trial phase. The Miriam Hospital is participating in the trial.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 26759 at To Curb Abuse, Lifespan ERs Adopt Rx Painkiller Guidelines <p>Rhode Island Hospital and the entire Lifespan network have announced new guidelines for prescribing painkillers in their emergency rooms. ER doctors are trying to address the growing problem of prescription drug abuse and addiction.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:07:26 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 26484 at AIDS In RI: Who's At Risk? <p>It's World AIDS Day, and in Rhode Island several events are taking place to mark it, including an event earlier at the statehouse with the Rhode Island Coalition for HIV Prevention and announcements about new prevention initiatives by the Rhode Island Dept. of Health (more on those later).</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:34:30 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25638 at Hundreds Of Doctors Cut From United’s Medicare Advantage Network <p>The Rhode Island Medical Society said United Healthcare has cut hundreds of doctors from its Medicare Advantage network. The plan covers some 36,000 Rhode Island seniors.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:03:45 +0000 Catherine Welch 25125 at Hundreds Of Doctors Cut From United’s Medicare Advantage Network Kidney Stone Center Opens At Miriam Hospital <p>The Miriam Hospital has officially announced the opening of its new Kidney Stone Center.</p><p></p><p>The center had a quiet opening a few months ago, but now The Miriam Hospital is letting the rest of Rhode Island know that its new center combines specialists such as urologists and dietitians to take a comprehensive approach for treating kidney stones.</p><p>Kidney stones are crystallized pieces of material that form in the kidney. Their size ranges from granular to the size of a pearl, and are often painful as they pass through the urinary tract.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:05:30 +0000 Catherine Welch 21536 at Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse, One Log In At a Time <p>For Rhode Islanders between 15 and 44 years old, the leading cause of death is accidental drug overdose, usually involving prescription painkillers. &nbsp;State health leaders are calling it an epidemic. There’s growing evidence that tracking the number of pills doctors prescribe to potential abusers might ease the problem. But Rhode Island’s fledgling prescription drug monitoring program is just getting started.</p><p><strong>The dark side of opiates</strong></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 16918 at Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse, One Log In At a Time