Delaware Public Media

The Green - November 1, 2019

Nov 1, 2019

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The Green resumes its coverage of new programs meant to reduce Delaware’s overdose rate - a rate that is currently sixth highest in the nation, according to the CDC.

A couple weeks ago, we reported on ChristianaCare’s Community SOS program—where the health system sends a medical team to the home of an overdose patient after that patient has been discharged from the hospital to try to get the patient to enter into long term care for their addiction.

This week, Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino goes inside Delaware’s prison system - where the state recently rolled out an expanded program using medications like methadone and buprenorphine to treat offenders with substance abuse disorder.

The ripple effects of President Trump’s trade war with China continue to find their way to the First State.

We’ve previously reported on the impact the tariffs he’s imposed are having in the retail sector, and the trouble they’re causing some Delaware farmers.

This week contributor Jon Hurdle examines how First State manufacturers are feeling the pinch – and efforts to mitigate that impact being led by Sen. Tom Carper.

Childhood obesity remains a stubborn issue across the U.S. – including the First State.

And among those coping with this issue is significant segment of kids  - 4.5 million - dealing with severe obesity. 

One option in those cases is bariatric surgery. And this week the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a new policy statement urging pediatricians, policymakers, medical centers, and insurers to improve children’s access to metabolic and bariatric surgery.

One co-author of that statement is at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. And we talked to him this week about this new statement and the use of bariatric surgery for kids struggling with severe obesity.

Changes are coming to the Hotel Du Pont’s famed Green Room in Wilmington.

After over 100 years of service, the restaurant’s last day before undergoing renovations will be Wednesday, January 1st, 2020.

The Buccini/Pollin Group now owns the Hotel duPont and is behind the reimaging of the Green Room. And for this week’s Enlighten Me, its co-founder and president Dave Pollin joins Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele to discuss what the future holds for the restaurant.