Lifespan

Lifespan is Rhode Island's first health center formed in 1964. Lifespan includes five hospitals in Rhode Island and the mission is to provide better health care delivery to the citizens of Rhode Island and New England. Lifespan is ranked high with comparable integrated health care delivery systems nationally. News releases, education and patient care information is published on-line.

Address
167 Point Street, Suite 2C Providence, RI, 02903
Website
http://www.lifespan.org/

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Borderline personality disorder as debilitating as bipolar disorder

The deterioration of psychiatric and physical health caused by borderline personality disorder (BPD) rivals that of bipolar disorder, according to Mark Zimmerman, M.D., a researcher at Rhode Island Hospital. His research ...

Health

Weight loss can be contagious, study suggests

Is weight loss "contagious"? According to a new study published online in the journal Obesity, teammates in a team-based weight loss competition significantly influenced each other's weight loss, suggesting that shedding ...

Health

Study dispels belief healthy diets are costly

Research conducted by The Miriam Hospital and The Rhode Island Community Food Bank demonstrated that - contrary to popular belief - healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables are affordable. In fact, the study found that ...

HIV & AIDS

Study analyzes link between HIV infection and overdose risk

A study from Rhode Island Hospital is the first to systematically review and analyze the literature on the association between HIV infection and overdose risk. The findings show a 74 percent greater risk of overdose among ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The impact of deleting 5 personality disorders in the new DSM-5

A newly published paper from Rhode Island Hospital reports on the impact to patients if five personality disorders are removed from the upcoming revision to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition (DSM-5). Based ...

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