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In its latest move to help stem the opioid crisis, Delaware’s Division of Public Health is trying to reduce opioid prescriptions in First State dentist offices.

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The state and a chemical company have reached a settlement over the toxic gas leak that shut down the Delaware Memorial Bridge last fall.  


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President Donald Trump’s administration is signaling it intends to try to replace the Affordable Care Act in the lead up to the 2020 election.

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Concerns about the effects of toxic PFAS chemicals on public water supplies in some areas of Delaware are rising with the announcement of a federal government probe into a reserve base at New Castle, and a report that the Pentagon is seeking to weaken standards for cleaning up contamination at military installations such as Dover Air Force Base.

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Bayhealth says it plans to launch a residency program for doctors who have recently graduated medical school.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino spoke with Bayhealth President and CEO Terry Murphy and Bayhealth’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary Siegelman about this attempt to address the lack of physicians in the state of Delaware.

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There’s a change at the top of Beebe Healthcare.

The state has opened another new facility for treating substance abuse disorder and mental illness.

The Bridge Clinic off Route-13 in New Castle does not require appointments.

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The FDA approved the first drug specifically designed to treat postpartum depression last week. Brexanolone was approved for Sage Therapeutics, to be sold under the brand name Zulresso.


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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) spring flood outlook shows extensive flooding is expected to continue in the middle of the country.  The First State faces a milder forecast.


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State officials burned a field in Middletown this week to create habitat for pollinators.