Health

Get Your Ride on This Weekend

Providence is hosting a series of events for cycling enthusiasts this weekend, from races to a builders' ball.

This weekend should be beautiful and no one will likely appreciate it more than the cycling enthusiasts gathering in Providence this weekend for Bike Week. Participate yourself or come out and cheer the riders on. Here’s a breakdown of the events: New England Bike-Walk Summit. This all-day gathering features panels of cycling advocates, academics, politicians, planners and retailers discussing everything…

Sailing Toward Sustainability in Newport

The Ocean State is well known for its delicious seafood, fresh from the dock. But how long will it last? Top local chefs, commercial fishermen and marine biologists are coming together in Newport next month to raise money to help sustain our local seafood supply. Eating with the Ecosystem, a grassroots educational project that combines the wisdom of scientists and…

Eye for Design: Healing Through Glass

Hospitals are increasingly looking to create more welcoming environment through art.

Paul Housberg was never interested in making sun catchers. The Jamestown resident has long been fascinated with the use of glass as an artistic medium in contemporary architecture. His most recent work is one of his highest profile yet: a two-story glass art installation at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood, where some of the victims of…

"Living RIght" TV Show Premieres Sept. 1

Living RIght, a new lifestyle television show starring New England's premiere experts in food, home, family, style and fitness, will premiere on FOX Providence Sept. 1.

There’s a new local lifestyle TV show coming to your flat-screen this summer, and it stars some familiar faces. Design expert Ken Maccarone and fashion maven and mom blogger Audrey McClelland, both native Rhode Islanders and frequent "The Rhode Show" contributors, are teaming up to host “Living RIght,” premiering on FOX Providence Sept. 1 at noon. The show will cover…

Local Events Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

August 1−7 marks World Breastfeeding Week, and there are several events happening in Rhode Island to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support.

August 1−7 marks World Breastfeeding Week, and there are several events happening in Rhode Island to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support. Little ones who are not breastfed are at increased risk of infant morbidity and mortality, adult obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and premenopausal breast cancer and ovarian cancer (both mom and…

Back to the Old Days of Play

Providence Children's Museum hosts free outdoor programming to inspire young minds.

For the second summer in a row, Providence Children’s Museum is asking parents and kids to unplug and join in on free, spontaneous fun in parks across the city. It's the nostalgic sort that existed before tablets, computer games and other easy entertainment – the type of play that kids, with boundless energy and bubbling imaginations, could really enjoy. Play…

Rhode Island Running Clubs

Make running a team sport by joining one of these running groups.

Running may be a solitary sport, but there are many local groups that turn it into a team effort. Join one of these running clubs or weekly races and meet people just as obsessed with pounding the pavement as you. Rhode Runner Running Club The Rhode Runner running club meets on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and on Saturdays at 8…

Extended Q&A: Heather Abbott

After having her lower left leg amputated, the Boston Marathon bombing survivor settles back into life in Newport.

After having her lower left leg amputated, the Boston Marathon bombing survivor settles back into life in Newport. Editor's Note: This interview took place two days after Heather Abbott returned home to Newport from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. An excerpt of this interview appears in the July issue of Rhode Island Monthly magazine. Do you feel settled in at home yet?…

A Mother’s Momentum

By channeling parental panic, a Providence-based doctor forced her son’s rare, fatal disease under a microscope and out into the light.

Dr. Leslie Gordon is late. It’s a rainy Wednesday morning, and any number of reasons could’ve sent her schedule off-track: bad traffic, no on-street parking, a last-minute hunt for her umbrella. But when Gordon arrives, breathless, at Brown University’s Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research in Providence, she’s equipped with a nobler excuse. “Once in a while, if there’s something…

Yoga Options Across Rhode Island

With so many new studios, instructors and styles of yoga all over the state, who can commit to just one place…yet, anyway? Here are some ideas to help you find the right fit.

Here in little Rhody, we love yoga and pilates. But with so many new studios, instructors and styles of yoga popping up all over the state, who can commit to just one place…yet, anyway? Here are some ideas to help you find the right fit. Yoga and Pilates Passport: Created by Jenn Thomas and Jennifer Spaziano, the passport offers participants…