Health in East Providence, RI

It’s in our awareness: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” ~ Socrates

A severe allergic reaction to food is much less serious in infants than in toddlers and older children, a new study concludes.

Sports supplements are products used to enhance athletic performance. Lots of people who want to improve their performance have questions about how supplements work and whether they're safe.

The goal of the Community Health Network (CHN) is to link Rhode Islanders to health and wellness programs. CHN programs provide you with the necessary tools to take control of your health and helps you manage your health conditions by encouraging healthy behaviors such as those related to nutrition and physical activity
CHN programs have been proven to work for people with chronic conditions such as…

Ditching carbs can lead to quick weight loss, but can you really stick with it? Here's the science on eating carbs smarter to keep you sated and healthy.

Butternut squash is an orange-fleshed winter squash, celebrated for its versatility and sweet, nutty flavor. This article takes a look at butternut squash, its nutrition, health benefits, and uses.

The timeline of Sunday's system hasn't shifted much. We're still on track to see snow as early as 10pm on Saturday and this will likely bring a significant amount to parts of RI. Specifically for those in Providence County, totals may reach the half-foot mark. While our snow numbers won't be as impressive as those north of the Mass Pike, it's the ice that will lead to major concerns in southern New England. Even with a thin layer of ice (0. 1-0.

During cold and flu season it can be a challenge to find the right medication to help you get back on your feet. The pharmacy aisle has so many options and it can be hard to know where to start. If you do need to look for a medication, here are some tips to help you navigate the cough and cold aisle this season.

A new drug developed in part by the National Cancer Institute may help extend survival for patients with a rare type of cancer.

Mission Hills, CA Pediatrician & family doctor, Providence Pediatrics specializes in pediatric medicine for a child's physical, emotional and developmental health. Children's Healthcare for family and kid health in the Mission Hills area. Call 818-365-7783 for an appointment today!

Each year, between 20,000 and 30,000 people in the United States are sickened by accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Of those, approximately 500 people die, many in their own home. But what is CO? It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and highly toxic gas. CO is produced by fuel-burning sources, including furnaces, fireplaces, cars, wood stoves, space heaters,

As discussed previously, probiotics can benefit patients with gut complications such as enteritis, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Probiotics may also help decrease allergic inflammation, treat nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and fight immune deficiency diseases. Inges

In the U.S., plant-based eating has become more than just a fad. A growing number of people are taking notice of the health benefits associated with a plant-based diet. Research has shown that eating more plant-based meals can help control diabetes, reduce the risk of heart disease, and even play an important role in cancer survivorship. But, there’s no question that animal

ize that receiving at least 1 dose of ketorolac will not be associated with anastomotic leak in elective colorectal surgery
This is a retrospective, observational cohort study of a prospectively collected data base. Anastomotic leak rates and other patient outcomes were adjusted for patient-level factors and then compared via a multivariable logistic regression. A secondary analysis assessed a dose-response association with anastomotic leak.

to estimate the healthcare use and in-hospital morbidities associated with on-label use of alvimopan in patients undergoing bowel resection surgeries
A retrospective observational propensity-matched cohort study was conducted using a large hospital administrative database.
The study included inpatient postsurgical patients.
Patients aged ≥18 years undergoing a primary large or small segmental bowel resection with discharge dates between January 2010 and December 2014 were…

hanced recovery after surgery protocol decreases hospital length of stay or inpatient opioid consumption after elective colorectal resection
This is a single-institution retrospective cohort study.
The study was performed at a high-volume, tertiary care center in the Midwest. An institutional database was used to identify patients.
All patients undergoing elective transabdominal colon or rectal resection by board-certified colon and rectal surgeons from 2013…

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Do you suffer from the discomfort of unsightly varicose veins? Are your legs heavy, swollen and in pain by the end of the day? Do you keep your legs covered at all times due to disfiguring varicose veins? Have you researched the standard treatment of surgical stripping, but do not want to endure this painful procedure
Now there is an alternative offered at Rhode Island Medical…

The hip is a very unique joint. The depth of the socket, the strength of the muscles and ligaments surrounding it, and the way it functions in weight bearing activities is unlike any other joint in the body. The focus this month is on the relationship between the hip and the rest of the body.

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Q: Is CT an X-Ray?
A: Yes. A CT scan is made up of a series of X-rays which are processed by a computer to produce cross-sectional pictures of the part of the body in question. These cross-sectional images allow one to look at the inside of the body just as one would look at the inside of a loaf of bread…