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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
We desperately wish we could call the weekend's horrific events in Texas and Ohio surprising. The scale of the violence - 31 dead and scores more wounded between two mass shootings - is, of course, shocking. But aside from the fact that the latest more
Earlier this month, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence released a list of priests and clergy members found to have been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing children since 1950. It … 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
Saturday's heat across the state was blistering, even record setting, but it didn't prevent the Cranston community from coming out to remember one of its own. A Walk in Memory of Lauren Ise" was held at Hugh B. Bain Middle School near the peak of this" more
Summer has been anything but a breeze for Rhode Island, at least as far as headlines go. A pair of damning reports - one regarding the failures of DCYF following the death of a Warwick girl, another focused on the deep issues plaguing Providence's public 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
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
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
Move over, Johnston turkey - another denizen of the wild is capturing Rhode Island's attention. A recent spate of black bear sightings in residential areas was taken to a new level Monday, as the appearance of a bear on the grounds of Cranston's Hope more
No one enjoys sitting in traffic. The gridlock can be especially frustrating when it stems from roadwork. After all, the presence of “work zone” signs and hardhats means someone, somewhere, made … more
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