May 2007

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May 2007


Touching the Right Nerve

Overcoming Depression: After twenty years of therapy, antidepressants and hospitalization, Kathy Forant decided to try one last thing to ease her severe depression: a new nerve-stimulation treatment pioneered at Butler Hospital.

Splitting Hairs

After radiation treatment for three brain tumors left her nearly bald, Amy Finn couldn’t find a hair implant surgeon who would take her insurance. Until she met one doctor who said he’d do it for free.

A Good Fit

Barbara Laterra suffered from knee pain for years, and in 2006 she received the first gender-specific knee implant in Rhode Island. Now she can finally go for a walk without crying.

Double Trouble

Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Her doctors told her if she ever wanted to have children, she would have to abort her twins. But last-minute Googling led Heidi Ramsay Caruso to two Rhode Island physicians who finally gave her hope.

She Will Survive

Surviving Cancer: Hearing a diagnosis of cancer once is bad enough. Living to hear it a second time is a nightmare. But Anne Fleet fought back, with the help of one doctor who was convinced she’d make it through.

About Town

May 2007: Industrial Evolution and Taking Heart

Industrial Evolution - May 2007

The Sharpe Building came alive as 1,000 people flocked to the former tool factory for the Providence Preservation Society's Winter Bash.

Taking Heart - May 2007

Spurwink held its annual Have a Heart for Spurwink benefit at the Hope Club in Providence.

RI Scene

May 2007: Rhode Island Monthly’s Partner-Related Events and Promotions

Taste of the Flower Show

More than a dozen local restaurants participated in a special preview party for this year’s Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show.

Celebrate Rhode Island Ball

More than 800 guests joined hosts Governor and Mrs. Donald Carcieri at the 2007 Celebrate Rhode Island Ball, February 10th at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Diner's Update

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline and Parks Superintendent Alix Ogden proudly celebrated the grand opening of the new Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park with a gala event on Wednesday, March 7th.

Market Watch


May 2007

Sound Bites

May 2007: From a tiny radio studio in Woonsocket, Jen Huntley-Corbin dishes on all things food in Rhode Island.

Birth Control

Rates for Cesareans, epidurals and inductions have risen dramatically in the last decade. Some mothers-to-be are asking why a natural process has become a medical maze — and they’re determined to take back their pregnancies.

Shop Talk

Studio furniture tops the short list of items that grow more beautiful with age. Let the years unravel; every piece holds a story. To decipher how the commissioning process unfolds, we went to the source.

From Down and Out to Up and Coming

As the condos rise, Downcity must become a lively, twenty-four-hour neighborhood to lure residents. Retail and transportation options are underway . Now the city just needs to work on self-esteem issues.

An Ordinary Guy

Jeffrey Mailhot was quiet and nondescript, the kind of person who lived in the shadows and never called attention to himself. Until, that is, he confessed to Woonsocket police that he’d murdered three women.

Julia & Me

Nancy Verde Barr was Julia Child’s executive chef and close friend for more than two decades. In her new memoir, Backstage with Julia: My Years with Julia Child, she reveals what really happened in that famous TV kitchen.
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