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Delaware’s Division of Public Health is reporting the first flu-related deaths of the 2018-2019 flu season.

State health officials say three people in Sussex County have died after contracting Influenza A.  All three had underlying health conditions.

Bayhealth recently became the first in Delaware to use the Edwards Intuity Elite valve system—a device used to replace the heart’s aortic valve in patients with aortic stenosis.

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The Wilmington VA is starting a research program to improve patient care at the medical center and all five of its regional outpatient clinics.

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A new physical rehab center is set to open in Dover early next year.

Nanticoke Health Services in Western Sussex County is completely overhauling the way it approaches the cost of health care.

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Delaware and other states are expected to appeal a federal judge’s ruling striking down the Affordable Care Act.


Marine researchers are trying to determine why some dead humpback whales have washed up on Delaware shores.

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Wilmington’s St. Francis Hospital EMS was the low bidder last week for a contract with Dover. The proposed deal would cost the city $100,000 each year for the next three years.

Courtesy of NOAA

The regulatory appeals period has begun for a FEMA map that determines which properties in New Castle County need flood insurance.  


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More than 1,100 volunteers turned out for the 31st annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup hosted by DNREC in September.