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DNREC holds its 30th annual volunteer beach grass planting event Saturday.

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The First State has launched a free app for iOS and Android showing people what to do in case of a drug overdose.

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Delaware Public Health and Safety officials are issuing a warning after a series of suspected heroin overdose deaths.

Three people in Sussex County are suspected to have died from heroin overdoses involving the same package.

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Delaware is planning to roll out a hotline to help coach families with loved ones who have substance abuse or mental health issues.

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Attempts to use federal support to lower drug prices in Delaware have failed so far and now the state is exploring new strategies.

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The Biomedical research coalition INBRE  is funded by the National Institute of Health and the state of Delaware to improve the medical research infrastructure in the First State.

One of the many research projects being funded is a cooperative effort between the University of Delaware and Nemours to reduce falls and enable physical activity in children with cerebral palsy.

And for this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently sat down with UD researchers Curtis Johnson and Jeremy Crenshaw to discuss how they are combining their individual studies to reach that goal

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Delaware’s Division of Public Health is scheduling more public events this month to hand out free doses of Narcan, the antidote for opioid overdoses.

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Eli Lilly and Company announced Monday it plans to release a new, cheaper, generic insulin—which could be an option for some of the more than 85,400 Delaware adults with diabetes.

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A new medical marijuana dispensary quietly opened Friday in Newark.


Fresh Cannabis is the state’s fourth medical marijuana dispensary. It grows its own marijuana on site at its Ogletown Road facility in Newark.


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The state is issuing an emergency quarantine in much of northern New Castle County to prevent the spread of an invasive bug.