HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESOURCES
It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle for you and your family, especially when you are a parent, and this section provides quick links to information about general health education, as well as medical and dental resources. The Rhode Island Department of Health has a complete website dedicated to all aspects of health, and we have provided a few distinct links on the right.
The Lifespan hospital system encompasses five hospitals in Rhode Island; Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Bradley Hospital, and The Newport Hospital. Through Lifespan's Find a Doctor website, you can find a physician associated with one of the local hospitals.
The Care New England (CNE) health system was formed in February 1996 by founding members Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. CNE has a Find A Doctor website and a section on services provided at their area hospitals.
Other smaller hospital systems in the Providence area of Rhode Island include Landmark Medical Center, the Veteran's Administration Hospital (VA), Roger Williams Medical Center, St. Joseph's/Fatima Hospital , and the The Memorial Hospital of RI, which is a Brown-Alpert Medical School-affiliated hospital.
If you are interested, the NIH has a section on Children and Clinical Studies that focuses on the importance of research in children.
The Brown University Sleep and Development Laboratory focuses on the biology of sleep in young children and the effects it might have on their emotional well-being and development. The Sleep Lab is currently recruiting volunteers for year three of our study, and are looking for families of infants and toddlers who might be interested in having the opportunity to participate. The study is VERY family friendly as they do all assessments in the home.