Rhode Island Hospital http://ripr.org en Will They Walk Again? Injured Acrobats Face Long Rehab http://ripr.org/post/will-they-walk-again-injured-acrobats-face-long-rehab <p>Homemade cards and flowers are pouring in to Rhode Island Hospital for the seven injured circus acrobats who remain hospitalized there. That’s buoyed the performers’ spirits, four of whom are still in serious condition.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 19:13:45 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 33221 at http://ripr.org Will They Walk Again? Injured Acrobats Face Long Rehab RI Hospital: Rise In Antibiotic Resistant Urinary Tract Infections http://ripr.org/post/ri-hospital-rise-antibiotic-resistant-urinary-tract-infections <p>A Rhode Island Hospital study has found a rise in the number of antibiotic resistant urinary tract infections. That’s coupled with an overall increase in these kinds of infections throughout the state.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:23:30 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 31092 at http://ripr.org RI Hospital: Rise In Antibiotic Resistant Urinary Tract Infections To Curb Abuse, Lifespan ERs Adopt Rx Painkiller Guidelines http://ripr.org/post/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 http://ripr.org Rhode Island: A Destination For Brain Science? http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-destination-brain-science <p>This month, the University of Rhode Island launched a new neuroscience research institute, where researchers will focus on fighting Alzheimer’s and other diseases. It’s the fourth such program to hang out a shingle in the state. This growing community could eventually help more Rhode Islanders battle some of the most debilitating diseases.</p><p></p><p><em>(Neurons firing)</em></p><p>This is what it <em>sounds</em> like when you <em>think</em> about opening and closing your hand.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25392 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island: A Destination For Brain Science? Hundreds Of Doctors Cut From United’s Medicare Advantage Network http://ripr.org/post/hundreds-doctors-cut-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 http://ripr.org Hundreds Of Doctors Cut From United’s Medicare Advantage Network Hundreds of Burn Victims to Meet in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/hundreds-burn-victims-meet-rhode-island <p>Hundreds of burn survivors will descend on Providence this week for the annual convention of the Phoenix Society.&nbsp; The meeting is dubbed the &ldquo;World Burn Congress,&rdquo; and its main purpose is to heal the emotional wounds left by the physical scarring.</p><p>They&rsquo;ve endured house fires, car fires, nightclub blazes and electrocutions and this week about 900 of them will be at the Rhode Island Convention Center for the World Burn Congress sponsored by the Phoenix Society.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:19:50 +0000 Flo Jonic 22808 at http://ripr.org Hundreds of Burn Victims to Meet in Rhode Island Sea Life and Waves Roll Along I-95 Underpass in Providence http://ripr.org/post/sea-life-and-waves-roll-along-i-95-underpass-providence <p></p><p>A mural commissioned to mark Rhode Island Hospital’s 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary was unveiled Tuesday morning in Providence.</p><p>Dolphins, whales, harbor seals and an octopus mingle among the blue and violet waves that roll down the walls of the Eddy Street underpass. Artist Kenn Speiser says the waves are meant to have a calming effect on drivers as they buzz by.</p><p>Speiser and his team painted during the day for about three weeks, getting plenty of feedback along the way.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:03:01 +0000 Catherine Welch 19249 at http://ripr.org Sea Life and Waves Roll Along I-95 Underpass in Providence New Hope for Rare but Deadly Mosquito-Borne EEE http://ripr.org/post/new-hope-rare-deadly-mosquito-borne-eee <p>A Rhode Island Hospital neurologist says there’s evidence that early, aggressive treatment can help the unlucky few who catch Eastern Equine Encephalitis each year in the United States. Neurointensivist (a neurologist with additional training in intensive neurological conditions) Dr. Linda Wendell has published an account of the hospital’s successful treatment of a young man with EEE.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 18085 at http://ripr.org New Hope for Rare but Deadly Mosquito-Borne EEE RISD and RI Hospital Conduct Art Exhbition http://ripr.org/post/risd-and-ri-hospital-conduct-art-exhbition <p>RISD and Rhode Island Hospital are running an exhibition where 11 artists display their creative works inspired by biomedical research.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Carrefour</em></strong><strong><em>: Intersections of Biomedical Research and Art</em></strong> is hosted by Lifespan and RISD.&nbsp; This collection celebrates Rhode Island Hospital’s 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:43:49 +0000 Talia Ghazal 17384 at http://ripr.org RI Hospital Cuts Infection Rate; More Hospitals to Track C. Diff. http://ripr.org/post/ri-hospital-cuts-infection-rate-more-hospitals-track-c-diff <p>Rhode Island Hospital officials say they have reduced the incidence of a potentially deadly infection patients can acquire in the hospital by 70 percent. Hospitals around the country are battling the infection called C. <em>difficile </em>, but tracking their progress has been difficult.</p><p>C. <em>difficile </em>causes infectious diarrhea, and you’re most likely to pick it up in a contaminated hospital or long-term care facility. 14,000 people die from it every year nationwide. What’s more, it resists most antibiotics, so it’s hard to treat.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:51:41 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17289 at http://ripr.org RI Hospital Cuts Infection Rate; More Hospitals to Track C. Diff.