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Biden Cancer Initiative

The Biden Cancer Initiative is bringing one of its Biden Cancer Summits to Wilmington Friday.


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There are more indications flu season is getting a head start in the First State this year.


The season officially begins September 30th, but Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) says it’s already confirmed four flu cases.

Poultry producer Allen Harim got one step closer to launching its Millsboro deboning facility Monday.

Dr. Sandra Gibney works in the Emergency Department at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington. She is also a member of Delaware’s Behavioral Health consortium led by Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long.

Among other things, that group is charged with combating the state’s opioid crisis. They’ve made wide-ranging recommendations to Gov. John Carney, helped pass overdose legislation and gone out into communities to pass out Narcan, the opioid overdose antidote.

Dr. Gibney sat down this week with Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino to discuss her role on the consortium connecting people with substance abuse disorder to treatment.

The latest survey from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows Delaware’s obesity rate to be moderate compared to the rest of the country.

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Delaware’s Division of Public Health is warning Millsboro residents of a potential rabies threat.

Sarah Mueller

While Delaware will likely be spared significant impact from Hurricane Florence, state officials took the storm seriously.

The First State is seeing an early start to flu season.


The state Division of Public Health (DPH) reports two lab-confirmed cases of influenza in Delaware, two weeks before flu season officially begins.

Blood Bank of Delmarva

The Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) says it's facing a blood emergency.


More people died in Delaware from suspected drug overdoses last month than any other month on record.