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Recent weeks have been deeply troubling from a public health perspective. Most people are by now at least somewhat familiar with the wave of lung injury cases being reported across the country as part of a still-mysterious outbreak tied to the use of more
To the Editor: Anxiety" has become a bit of a buzzword of late. And why shouldn't it? Repeated surveys and studies in recent years have shown that Americans' anxiety in general is on the rise. [1] But I'm sure you don't need to read the data and" more
By now, neither the personal health risks nor the enormous public health consequences of smoking are unfamiliar to anyone. For years, we have known that smoking and tobacco use are linked to cancer, heart disease, asthma, emphysema and other maladies. We more
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, but the season isn't in full swing until the Fourth of July. The upcoming holiday and the weekends surrounding it provide Rhode Islanders a chance to spend time with family and friends, enjoy the more
It's an image that became instantly iconic - and it has a direct Rhode Island connection. The picture, taken during a recent White House meeting last week, shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi standing from her seat at a table, her finger pointed at more
It's common for observers of modern civic discourse to bemoan its coarseness. We maintain that the lack of civility is hardly unique to our times, but must acknowledge that the way we treat one another in the public square today often leaves a great deal more
As of 2016, more than 217,000 Rhode Islanders - approximately 20 percent of the state's population - were 60 years of age or older, according to the Rhode Island 2016 Health Aging Data Report. By 2040, that figure is expected to increase significantly, more
On the cusp of the Fourth of July, the attention of most Rhode Islanders is likely focused on planning for vacations, beach days, cookouts or other outdoor adventures. Anyone tuned into the news on Monday, however, became aware of the latest development more
Observers might not think of Rhode Island as a major player on the national political stage. In terms of presidential and congressional elections, it has been reliably Democratic for many years, resulting in fewer candidate visits - and less outside more
Are you planning a flight as part of a future trip across the country? Do you have upcoming business to conduct at, or another reason to visit, a federal facility? Soon, you'll likely need an enhanced form of identification to get aboard your plane or more
The death of any child is enormously tragic. But the loss of 9-year-old Zah-Nae Rothgeb - a Warwick girl with cerebral palsy and other health issues who died earlier this year while in a foster home - is something more. Zah-Nae's caregiver now awaits more
Those who aren't fans of the over-commercialization of the holiday season likely lament what the post-Thanksgiving weekend has become. Thanksgiving is a holiday for family and gratitude - a time to come together and appreciate what we have while enjoying more
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