Arditi joins RIPR after more than three decades as a reporter, including 28 years at the ProJo, where she has covered a variety of beats, most recently health care. A native of New York City, she graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in government and has worked as a staff writer for The Center for Investigative Reporting in Washington, D.C. and as a reporter for the former Holyoke Transcript-Telegram in Massachusetts.
Hospitals have been hit hard in Rhode Island, which has one of the highest coronavirus rates per capita in the United States. A doctor on the front line describes a night in the emergency department.
Surging COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island mean the state might not have enough medical workers to treat all the people hospitalized.
Emergency dispatchers play a key role when people go into cardiac arrest, but there are no national requirements that they be trained in telephone CPR.
Rhode Island is among a growing number of states allowing children with autism to be treated with medical marijuana. The benefits are unproved and the full extent of the risks are unknown.