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No Doctor? No Problem!: Before the pandemic, were people overusing health care?

In mid-April, as the medical world braced to contain the incoming flood from the coronavirus pandemic, doctors and patients alike were concerned about the disruption of preventative and elective health care. For some, the gap in visits was dangerous – newly diagnosed cancer patients had treatments cancelled when outpatient clinics were forced to close; early […]

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Creating a Climate Stable Future: Environmental stewards continue to shape the future

Environmental education in Rhode Island schools is proving to be an effective way of inspiring stewardship in young people, as seen through the efforts of schoolyard green spaces and gardens, and adding climate change in the curriculum. However, there are still boundaries being faced by those trying to provide access to environmental education to all […]

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Bake My Day: Knotty’s Cookies isn’t afraid to take whisks

What began as a way to quell late night sugar cravings for friends and roommates turned into Knotty’s Cookies, an amazing pop-up confectionary shop helmed by local Newport cookie guru Shelby Carroll. She’s transformed her hobby of crafting new and exciting cookie flavors (move over, Milk Bar!) into an awesome gig, slinging bangin’ baked goods […]

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RI COVID-19 Exposure: Surprisingly low, but highly disproportionate by race

Only 2.2% of Rhode Island residents have antibodies in their blood, known as “sero-prevalence,” against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, Brown University Professor Philip Chan, MD, the consultant medical director for the Division of Preparedness, Response, Infectious Disease, and EMS at the RI Department of Health (RIDoH), announced this morning on a press conference […]

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Page Turners: Essential reading for steps toward being anti-racist

It’s a popular social media trend, lists of book recommendations dealing with anti-racism. You’re probably familiar with their contents, The Color of Law, White Fragility, Audre Lorde, Ta Neesi-Coates, with some fiction by Zora Neale Huston or Toni Morrison for good measure. I’m male and pale, so I can’t speak to whether a list of […]

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Lunar Notes

June opens with a major event, a Lunar eclipse. This eclipse falls across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis. Both are intellectual signs with Gemini being more attuned to your “everyday” mind while Sagittarius occupies itself with those big philosophical questions. In the planetary picture at this eclipse, Mars plays an important role. Placed at a 90-degree angle between the […]

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