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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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High ozone levels which cause respiratory issues in the summer months are not a big problem in winter, but that that does not mean everyone can breathe easy this time of year.

Delaware hospitals have made breastfeeding a high public health priority, according to a maternity survey from the Centers for Disease Control.

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A camp for chronically ill children highlights ways they can stay in shape despite roadblocks created by their disease.

Former University of Delaware hoop star Elena Delle Donne stopped by First State School's camp in Wilmington Hospital Wednesday morning to tell students how she’s overcome the challenges presented by her battle with Lyme Disease.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

After people donate blood, blood banks conduct a series of tests to make sure the blood they’ve given is safe. And now, blood banks are looking at an additional health hazard.

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services is exploring how music from an Alzheimer patient’s past can enhance their memory and quality of life.

Evan Krape / University of Delaware

University of Delaware researchers want to improve stroke rehabilitation using wearable robots.

They’re studying how to better use these robots to help stroke survivors learn how to walk again.

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Thirty to sixty percent of people who undergo surgery for an ACL injury develop Osteoarthritis within five years, and a University of Delaware researcher is trying to understand why.

Thomas Buchanan, the director of UD’s Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, has been examining X-rays for early stages of joint deterioration - or Osteoarthritis. He said early signs of Osteoarthritis caught on X-rays could project issues within five years, leading patients to seek artificial joint replacements.

Nemours

 

A new look at the state of kids’ health in the First State is now available.

Nemours Children’s Health System released its 2014 Delaware Survey of Children’s Health – known as DSCH - Thursday.

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A partnership between Christiana Care Health System and Westside Family Healthcare looks to reduce a shortage of primary care physicians in some Delaware communities. 

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