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Richard Asinof

Richard Asinof
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Richard Asinof is an award-winning journalist who frequently writes about health, innovation, science, technology and community in Rhode Island. He is the founder and editor of ConvergenceRI, an online newsletter offering news and analysis at the convergence of health, science, technology and innovation in Rhode Island. He can be reached at RichardAsinof@gmail.com.

Asinof: Selective Memory, Selective Reporting

In covering the world premiere of a new HBO documentary, “Warning: This Drug May Kill You,” at Brown University on April 12, 2017, I...

Asinof: It Is Hard To Run With The Weight Of Lead

In 2016 and again in 2017, the R.I. House of Representatives created a study commission to look at lead contamination in drinking water in...

Asinof: Not All Paved Roads Lead to Recovery

Back in October of 1992, I won the first Red Alert challenge put out by John Hazen White, Sr., with five ideas to improve...

Asinof: The High Cost of Eating Cheap Junkfood

Here is a challenge for you: drive along any of the food swamps in and near Rhode Island – Reservoir Avenue in Cranston, Route...

Asinof: Who is an “enemy” of the people?

There is a delicious irony in the way that the phrase, “enemy of the people,” has been adopted by President Trump and his followers to...

Asinof: How Hot Was It, Johnny?

Quick: what do Zika, West Nile, Chikungunya, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, malaria, yellow fever and Lyme disease all have in common? They are diseases spread by...

Asinof: Let’s Build A Culture of Health Instead of Just Treating Disease

So much of our health care dollars are spent wrestling with chronic diseases, particularly as the Baby Boom generation ages, and the plagues of...

Asinof: Lifespan Anticipated the Nurse’s Strike 6 Months Ago

The decision by the United Nurses and Allied Professionals, the union which represents some 2,400 workers at Lifespan’s Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s...

Asinof: Giancola Retires as the Last of the RI Old Guard in Health Care

For much of the past few years, Louis Giancola, the president and CEO of South County Health, has navigated the often-bumpy road of maintaining...

Asinof: The Political Choices of Health Care Facing Rhode Island

If reporters were to ask politicians running for statewide office whether they saw the high number of Rhode Island residents – roughly some 275,000...

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