Health in Providence, RI

Short answer: surprisingly little. Continuing the theme of revisiting classic experiments in psychology, last week’s BBC Future column was on Tajfel’s Minimal Group Paradigm. The origin…

For children with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism (HFA), change is hard; all their lives they have struggled with the confusing and troubling nature of the highly changeable world around them — then suddenly, with the advent of the teen years, the changes become internal, too.

August 20, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greenville Public Library
Pay your health insurance bills at CVS
People who are enrolled in a commercial health plan purchased through HealthSource RI can now pay their monthly premium at one of CVS Health’s 63 RI locations
Payment at the pharmacy in the CVS can be made in cash, by check or credit card.
Capital Good Fund Emergency Loan
The Capital Good Fund Emergency Loan is a good alternative to a payday loan. Loans range from…

Mental Health is Not Just the Absence of Mental Illness
In an increasingly globalized and mediatized world, in which mental illness is one of society’s most discussed cultural artifacts, Colleen Patrick Goudreau’s words ring out: “If we don’t have time to be sick, then we have to make time to be healthy”
With the prevalence of mental health problems, it is clear why. Mental health issues are one of the leading causes of the overall disease burden globally, according to the World Health…

Getting a nursery ready for a new baby can be a lot of fun, but keep in mind these important considerations to make it a safe haven.

Many animals have carried strains of the flu in the past, but what about dogs? One of our most beloved animals can infect other canines with a dangerous form of influenza. Although the virus isn't an epidemic risk until it can transfer to humans, various scientists and health groups are keeping an eye on dog flu.

Many of us know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. For many of these patients, whether a friend, loved one, or co-worker, chemotherapy was a part of treatment. Yet, while you may be familiar with the term, not everyone understands just what chemotherapy is.

Low back pain (LBP) is the single greatest cause of disability worldwide and the second most common reason for doctor visits. Overall, LBP costs society more than $100 billion annually when factoring in lost wages, reduced productivity, and legal and insurance overhead expenses.
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This free support group offers stroke survivors and caregivers a monthly forum for discussion and is generally followed by a presentation on a wellness...

Food allergies are common among American kids, with nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses reporting at least one severe reaction to food among their students in the last school year, a new survey finds.

It seems that we cannot read a newspaper or watch a newscast without hearing about opioids and the public health crisis our country is facing.

Find treatment for pelvic floor disorders in Rhode Island at Lifespan's Women's Medicine Collaborative, providing medicine for women by women.