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State health officials say the flu has spread to all three Delaware counties.

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New data shows Delaware’s rate for childhood obesity is holding steady. 

Harmful algal blooms can impact local economies and the health of animals and humans.  A University of Delaware researcher has invented a tool to help fight them.



Over the past several months, ChristianaCare’s Community SOS program has sent outreach teams to visit the homes of overdose patients after the overdose event to try to get the patient to commit to long term addiction treatment.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino examines how it works and it's progress thus far. 

Delaware health officials say the state Department of Health and Social Services will pay doctors to join the state’s largest medical data sharing service. 

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The flu has made its first appearance this season in Delaware.

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The Accountable Care Organization eBrightHealth has been able to reduce the cost of treating Medicare patients in Delaware.

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Susan G. Komen Maryland is expanding into Sussex and Kent Counties and has hired a new Delmarva development manager to lead the effort. And that person is a familiar face in the First State:


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The outbreak of pulmonary lung illnesses among people using e-cigarettes has worsened in the First State.

State health officials confirm a Delawarean has died from a vaping-related lung injury.

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The state is hosting free vaccination clinics as the start of the 2019 flu season is officially underway.