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Delaware ranks 30th in national health report

Infant mortality  and poor health among  high school grades offset  low uninsured rate A report from the United Health Foundation shows Delaware still struggling with one of the nation’s highest infant mortality rates and poor...

(Updated: Four suspected heroin deaths reported in New Castle County

Four deaths from apparent heroin overdoses were reported in  New Castle County  New Castle County Pollice were called in three separate incidents where a person was found dead and evidence of heroin use was recovered....

Flu claims first victim in Delaware

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is reporting the first flu-related death of the 2017-2018 flu season. The individual, a 47-year-old male from New Castle County, passed away last week at a local hospital. The...

Deadline nears for health care marketplace sign ups

  The clock is ticking for Delawareans  signing  up for or to change their health coverage for 2018 through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment ends on Dec. 15, with coverage for those who enroll by...

Medical Society technology unit partners with firm to move medical records to 1 platform

Medical Network Management Services of Delaware, LLC (MedNet), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD), has awarded a contract to HealthEC that can put medical records into one platform.   The multi-year agreement supports...

Study shows Incyte’s Jakafi is effective in long-term treatment of rare type of blood...

A long-running study of Incyte Corp.’s Jakafi on patients with a rare type of blood cancer showed long-term treatment with the drug is effective. The trial covered patients with polycythemia vera (PV) who are resistant to...

Christiana Care to provide free knee replacement to one patient as part of...

Christiana Care Health System’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will provide a free knee replacement to a local patient who cannot afford joint replacement surgery as part of Operation Walk USA 2017. Operation Walk USA 2017,...

State public health division closes tattoo parlor-barber shop in Selbyville

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) ordered the closing of a tattoo establishment operating out of a barbershop in Selbyville. In addition to operating without a permit and being entirely unregulated, DPH staff were...

Dental license suspended on allegations of allowing staff to fill teeth and administer...

Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and the state Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene have suspended the Delaware dental license of Dr. I-Yin Liu.  Bullock and the board considered the findings of an investigation by...

United Healthcare to cut 138 jobs in Newark area

United Healthcare will lay off 138 employees in the Newark area. The layoffs had been expected, since it was previously announced that the company had lost a portion of the state Medicaid health insurance contract...
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