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Christiana Care Health System opened the state’s first epilepsy monitoring unit at its Christiana Hospital in Newark earlier this year.

And Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino reports, it’s the only place in Delaware where doctors try to induce patients into having a seizure so they can make a diagnosis.

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Delaware State University’s Dr. Christopher Heckscher has uncovered a correlation between one species of songbird’s breeding season and hurricane season severity predictions.



In a world with Facebook, Twitter, 24/7 news channels, talk radio, citizen journalism, fake news, real news, audiences are drowning in an overwhelming overload of information.  Clearly a guidepost is needed to identify what is a trustworthy and a reliable source of news and information.

Delaware Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has created a podcast– "A Matter of Facts" – to delve into this topic as part of its mission is to engage, educate, and inspire all Delawareans through cultural programming.

This week on The Green, we bring you the latest episode of A Matter of Facts  – featuring a conversation with Dr. John Logsdon.

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services is taking another step to move health care in the state away from the fee-for-service payment model towards a system based on positive patient outcomes, or value-based care.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Mental health was the topic of a parent-teen wellness summit held by Jewish Family Services of Delaware and the Siegel Jewish Community Center Wednesday.

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Johns Hopkins researchers presented a study of Delaware’s opioid use treatment system to state officials and stakeholders this week.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The state’s Behavioral Health Consortium is getting an assist from the Pew Charitable Trusts as it works to battle the opioid crisis locally.

Adil Ismaaeel

A community health fair to raise awareness about resources available to prevent STDs and teen pregnancies is scheduled in Wilmington Saturday.

James Morrison / Delaware Public Media

State health officials say more than half of the overdose deaths in the state this month have occurred in Sussex County.

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Gene editing techniques at Christiana Care Health System have been proven to cut cancer diagnosis times in half and are being commercialized for worldwide use.