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Johns Hopkins researchers presented a study of Delaware’s opioid use treatment system to state officials and stakeholders this week.

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The state’s Behavioral Health Consortium is getting an assist from the Pew Charitable Trusts as it works to battle the opioid crisis locally.

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A community health fair to raise awareness about resources available to prevent STDs and teen pregnancies is scheduled in Wilmington Saturday.

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State health officials say more than half of the overdose deaths in the state this month have occurred in Sussex County.

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Gene editing techniques at Christiana Care Health System have been proven to cut cancer diagnosis times in half and are being commercialized for worldwide use.

Dr. Sandra Gibney of St. Francis Hospital’s emergency department, Holly Rybinski of Brandywine Counselling, and Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long rode along with EMS to deliver the Narcan free of charge to a few small encampments.


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State officials and nonprofits in Delaware are preparing to further study how to improve outcomes for children diagnosed with prenatal substance exposure.

A program is in the works to have students in the University of Delaware’s Health Sciences program ride around in a van, providing care in Wilmington.

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DNREC gave residents the chance to comment Monday on a proposed EPA action to deny Delaware’s petitions for cleaner air.



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A rare species of sea turtle laid its eggs on a public beach on Fenwick Island last week.