New Asthma and Allergy Associates!

We are excited to announce the opening of Ocean State Asthma and Allergy Associates formerly Dr. Ricci's practice. Dr. Ricci will continue seeing Patients at this location with the addition of Leslie Stefanowicz, FNP.

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Your Environment and Your Health

  • “Super Cool” to Work for an Environmental Federal Public Health Agency

    Posted on 3/22/2017 at 11:49 AM

    Celebrating 10 years with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Division of Community Health Investigations, Environmental Health Scientist Dr. Tonia Burk still finds her work as interesting and challenging as her first day on the job. Path to Public Health As a child growing up in Alabama, Tonia loved the river, fishing, hiking, camping, and animals. “My dad was part Cherokee and, even though he wasn’t active with a tribe, he taught me to live off the land and respect nature. I always knew I would work with the environment somehow.” Tonia is the first in her

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  • CDC and AAPCC act fast to track, investigate, and report on outbreaks of poisoning and emerging environmental health threats

    Posted on 3/20/2017 at 1:48 PM

    Did you know CDC works with poison centers to protect the nation from public health threats? Roughly every 8 minutes, call data from poison centers across the country are uploaded into a national reporting database called the National Poison Data System (NPDS). NPDS, managed by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), is an electronic surveillance system that can identify, track and characterize outbreaks of poisoning and emerging environmental health threats. CDC and AAPCC use NPDS to improve surveillance for chemical exposures, illness and other public health hazards. CDC and AAPCC scientists monitor NPDS every day. They watch for

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Our areas of expertise include:

  • cuts, sprains, and strains
  • minor traumas
  • cold and flu
  • headache
  • school and sports physicals
  • PPD and vaccine titer testing
  • infections
  • Vaccines (Including Flu, Pneumonia, Hepatitis)
  • STD testing
  • travel clinic (selected locations)
  • drug screening (selected locations)
  • occupational medicine (selected locations)

JAMA Current Issue

  • Highlights for March 21, 2017

    Posted on 3/21/2017 at 12:00 AM

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  • Implementing Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines at a Population Level

    Posted on 3/21/2017 at 12:00 AM

    This Viewpoint summarizes the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ guideline for prevention of peanut allergies in US infants and argues that the complexity and narrow scope of the recommendations could prevent population-wide implementation and uptake.

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