The Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA) offers a series of low-cost rabies clinics each spring.
House Majority Whip John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth, Tiverton) has made his 800th blood donation to the Rhode Island Blood Center.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recently announced that the flu is “widespread” in Rhode Island, triggering the state’s requirement for unvaccinated healthcare workers in hospitals and many other types of healthcare facilities to wear masks during direct patient contact.
Portsmouth Democratic Town Committee, at their monthly meeting on Jan. 3, passed a resolution supporting the Rhode Island House and Senate “Reproductive Health Care Act” (RHCA) bills, which prohibit the state from interfering in a woman’s reproductive decision-making.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are lifting the remaining blue-green algae advisories for bodies of water in Rhode Island.
Mental Health First Aid USA trainers from Newport Mental Health and the Newport County YMCA recently certified educators from Newport and Tiverton schools, along with a representative from a Portsmouth student-led mental health advocacy group, Every Student Initiative.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) recently released the following Halloween safety tips. Follow these “tricks” to protect health and safety and keep Halloween a treat.
What’s the best way you can maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels without taking
medications? Will blood pressure and cholesterol medications cause weight gain? Find out at a free Wellness Workshop.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is asking hunters to take special precautions when hunting deer, elk, and moose (cervids) to keep Rhode Island deer herds free of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
The Prudence Island Water District has proactively issued a boil water advisory because E. coli bacteria was found in a sample collected at the water district’s storage tank.
Parents and students are welcomed to a mental health discussion at the Portsmouth Middle School, 125 Jepson Lane. Find out more information here.
While the DEM will begin stocking trout in ponds across Rhode Island next week in advance of Columbus Day weekend, advisories continue at Portsmouth ponds.
All waters of Upper Narragansett Bay bounded by the DEM range marker on Conimicut Point, from the center of the tower at Nayatt Point to the northern tip of Prudence Island and to the southern tip of Warwick Point, have been closed to shellfishing effective at 1 p.m. Monday, announced the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM).
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth for swimming based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits.
The Rhode Island Department of Health recommended the closing of Sandy Point Beach on Wednesday due to high bacteria levels.
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Almy Pond in Newport and Melville Ponds in Portsmouth due to blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the ponds.