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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware has a new tool for connecting Delawareans to doctors.


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State health officials are warning Delawareans of an e-cigarette trend that has youth fired up: JUULing.

 


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The flu season is starting to slow down in the First State, but health officials continue to urge Delawareans to take precautions against the virus.

 

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More than 160 children got their teeth cleaned for free in Dover this past weekend at the Delaware State Dental Society’s annual “Give Kids A Smile" event. 


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Working in a microgravity environment allows astronauts to grow about 3 percent taller.

 

But extended time in weightlessness can also accelerate bone loss, causing astronauts to lose bone mass at about the same rate as a postmenopausal woman.

 

A NASA scientist has been studying this rapid bone deterioration and thinks her findings on what’s experienced in space can be used here on Earth — as well as potential future missions to Mars. 

 

 


University of Delaware

A new law in Delaware will allow people with life threatening cancers access to drugs they need without having to try and fail other treatments first.

 

Gov. John Carney (D) signed HB 120 into law on Wednesday. Many advocates say this is a step forward for the First State. 

Delaware obesity rate increases slightly

Sep 1, 2017
State of Obesity report

Delaware is among 25 states with obesity rates exceeding 30 percent.


If you own a horse, agriculture officials advise that you get it vaccinated from mosquito-borne diseases as soon as possible.

 

The Delaware Department of Agriculture says late summer is the best time for mosquito breeding, which means there will be plenty of mosquitos outside. 

DHSS

State health officials are reminding Delawareans of the importance of testing for Hepatitis C.

 

 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware saw its first case of the Zika virus in February of this year and the state ends 2016 with 17 confirmed cases and no known vaccine.

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