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RI Dept. of Health
The mission of the Rhode Island Department of Health is to prevent disease and protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island.
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USDA Food Safety 18m
The U.S. leads the world in food waste at almost 60 million tons a year! Tossing food while it's still safe can create excess greenhouse gas. Limit your food waste with USDA’s FoodKeeper App. Available now!
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Joshua Sharfstein 24h
Thanks, Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott, for your amazing leadership of and and for your words about the new book, The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know (by and me). Available here: cc:
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Katie Sharkey MD PhD 4h
If you are an expectant or new mom in Rhode Island, and Dr Nicole Alexander Scott have your back!
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Marcus Plescia 1h
Article on initiative the focus of Presidents Challenge. Community-Led Initiatives: The Key to Healthy and Resilient ... : Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
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RI Dept. of Health 1h
What to expect when you are expecting
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RI Dept. of Health 1h
season is not over yet. In fact, flu is still widespread in Rhode Island -- and a "second wave" of flu has made this the second longest flu season in a decade in the US. Remember to wash your hands and take steps to . Learn more at .
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RI Dept. of Health Apr 21
Replying to @CMerandi
Rhode Island's pain management regulations ensure a safe transition of care for people on long-term opioid treatment, including patients with cancer-associated pain diagnoses & patients in palliative/nursing home care. See
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RI Dept. of Health Apr 21
Thank you to & for partnering on this important initiative so we can keep 's employees safe with naloxone nearby & at-the-ready.
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PreventOverdoseRI Apr 20
granted final approval of the first generic nasal spray- Narcan- a life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. This puts a vital tool for combatting overdose in the hands of friends & families of people who use opioids.
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RI Dept. of Health Apr 19
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Babies born with FASD can have trouble learning, speech/language delays, low IQ, poor reasoning/judgment skills, and heart and kidney problems. To learn more, visit
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Dr. Susan Mayne Apr 19
Whether it's ham, lamb, chicken or eggs on your holiday table >> use a food thermometer to measure safe minimum temperatures!
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APHA Apr 19
Study: High-grade cervical precancers in women dropped more than 9% in the 10 years after the HPV vaccine was introduced:
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RI Dept. of Health Apr 19
If or other holiday activities bring you outdoors this , remember to do a to prevent and other diseases spread by . For more tips and videos, visit .
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foodsafety.gov Apr 19
Planning to bring a dish with you on the road for the holidays? Be sure to pack safely! Keep bacteria away while transporting foods with these easy tips ↓
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FDA FOOD Apr 19
Find great tips for meals here: Chag Pesach sameach
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RI Dept. of Health Apr 19
Make a healthy lifestyle change this Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Eating fruits and vegetables and shying away from tobacco products and excessive alcohol consumption can have many health benefits, not to mention reduce risk of oral cancer. Learn more at
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RI Dept. of Health Apr 18
Replying to @kmulvane
Yes, scars show that you can heal. Will is healing and we are proud of him. Full story by here 👇
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RI Dept. of Health Apr 18
Replying to @RIHEALTH
And that’s where things took a turn… for the better! Through the Rhode Island Drug Court program he found treatment and support. After 12 months in recovery, his charges were expunged.
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RI Dept. of Health Apr 18
Replying to @RIHEALTH
When he couldn’t get more pills, he escalated to heroin and was incarcerated.
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RI Dept. of Health Apr 18
Replying to @RIHEALTH
He survived, but became dependent on opioids after being prescribed Dilaudid, Percocet, and Oxycontin for pain.
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