Your Health: Lyme Disease awareness challenge
Your Health: Lyme Disease awareness challenge

Doctors were quick to blame her aches and pains on a sports injury, but a North Scituate woman kept pushing and found out a tick bite was actually to blame. 5 years later, she is still living with Lyme disease. But she hasn't let being sick take away her drive. Mikayla Vacher is now raising awareness about the illness through a new challenge...

Your Health: Fighting Sepsis in Children
Your Health: Fighting Sepsis in Children

The tragic death of Gianna Cirella, 16, of Warwick is raising awareness about the danger of sepsis infections. ABC6 News Anchor Melissa Randall spoke to experts at Hasbro Children's Hospital about the steps doctors in Rhode Island are taking to fight the disease in children.

December 1st, 3:49 am
Your Health: Clinical trial aims to prevent Alzheimer's Disease
Your Health: Clinical trial aims to prevent Alzheimer's Disease

A landmark clinical trail is being done right now at Butler Hospital that aims at preventing Alzheimer's Disease before it starts. ABC6 News Anchor Melissa Randall speaks to the doctors leading the study about the potential for a big breakthrough...

January 8th, 2:52 am
Your Health: Safeguarding Doctors, Nurses from the Opioid Crisis
Your Health: Safeguarding Doctors, Nurses from the Opioid Crisis

Doctors and nurses are facing a growing danger, the potential of being poisoned while treating patients addicted to opioids.What's being done to safeguard these workers on the front lines? ABC6 News anchor Melissa Randall takes a look at the changes local hospitals are making...

February 22nd, 3:52 am
Your Health: Breast cancer survivor creates tool
Your Health: Breast cancer survivor creates tool

Skin reactions are not uncommon for patients undergoing breast cancer treatment. One local survivor is on a mission to help those women feel beautiful on the inside and out...

October 27th, 7:49 am
Your Health: Overcoming Substance Abuse
Your Health: Overcoming Substance Abuse

The opioid crisis hits home for so many in Southern New England. Two friends, from Rhode Island, are among those impacted. Now in long term recovery, Abbie Stenberg and Adam Sylvestre, are using their stories of substance abuse to try and help young people in our communities.

September 29th, 8:31 am
Your Health: Sun Screen
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Your Health: Inside RI's only IVF lab
Your Health: Inside RI's only IVF lab

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)— Couples from all over southern New England with fertility issues come to Women and Infants Hospital in Providence as they attempt to build their families...

July 5th, 8:05 am
Your Health: Timer Caps
Your Health: Timer Caps

By: Doreen ScanlonEmail: dscanlon@abc6.comTwitter: @ScanlonABC6EAST GREENWICH, R.I. — There is a new way to help keep track of when you take your medications. Timer Caps act like a stopwatch noting how long it's been since a pill bottle has been opened.

April 28th, 4:25 am
Your Health: EpiPen Shortage Spikes around 'Back to School'
Your Health: EpiPen Shortage Spikes around 'Back to School'

A new back pack, note pads, pens and pencils. These items are all necessities for heading back to school. But if you're a parent of a child with severe allergies that list also includes an EpiPen. As the kids go back to class, getting your hands on the life saving medication may not be easy. In addition to the skyrocketing prices, a nation–wide shortage is putting the medication in high demand...

August 31st, 4:45 am
Beach Water Testing
Beach Water Testing

If your summer plans include taking a dip in a local ocean, lake or pond you may first want to make sure the water is okay to swim. High bacteria counts have already forced a number of Rhode Island beaches to close for swimming and it seems like more are added every day. ABC6 News Anchor Melissa Randall takes a closer look at the steps the state is taking to prevent people from getting sick...

July 30th, 7:04 am
Health Privacy Online
Health Privacy Online

We've all done it. You have a cough, a rash, or some other symptom and you feel the need to run it by "doctor Google." But are you risking your privacy by trying to self diagnosis? ABC6 News Anchor Melissa Randall talks to the experts about the concerns... 

July 30th, 7:32 am

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