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Delaware joining probe into lung disease cases that could be tied to vaping

The Delaware Division of Public Health is advising residents that it is participating in a multi-state investigation into an outbreak of severe lung disease that has been linked to vaping. A total of  33 states,...

Blood Bank of Delmarva calling for blood donations as Dorian makes landfall in U.S.

The Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) is calling for blood donations as Hurricane Dorian has now made landfall in the US. To assist local blood centers in the areas affected by Dorian, BBD has...

Trial indicates AstraZeneca’s Brilinta & aspirin cuts risk of heart attack, stroke for some...

AstraZeneca announced positive results from the   Phase III THEMIS trial which showed Brilinta  plus aspirin reduced the relative risk for the composite of cardiovascular death, heart attack, or stroke by 10 percent compared...

The urge to merge hits hospitals

Hello everyone A wave of consolidation is being felt within  Delaware and Maryland hospital systems. A textbook example is a pending merger between Salisbury’s Peninsula and Seaford’s Nanticoke Health Services. Nanticoke needed a   partner as Bayhealth and...

Quest Diagnostics signs agreement with Del. Health Information Network

Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) and Quest Diagnostics,  a leading provider of diagnostic information services, recently announced a new agreement. The agreement   extends Quest’s participation as a data provider in Delaware, submitting lab...

AstraZeneca’s Farxiga gets Fast Track designation in chronic kidney disease treatment

AstraZeneca announced that the  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the development of Farxiga to delay the progression of renal failure and prevent cardiovascular and renal death in patients with...

Incyte-Lilly drug skin disease drug fared well in Phase 3 trial

Eli Lilly and Company and Incyte Corporation announced that a drug used to treat a type of skin disease is doing well  in a late-stage trial.  The BREEZE-AD7 trial is slated for completion this year....

Christiana Care to review health care in state corrections system

The  Delaware Department of Correction (DOC)  initiated an independent review from Christiana Care  of its medical and behavioral health care systems. The DOC, through its Bureau of Correctional Healthcare Services, is responsible for contracting medical...

Beebe, state and Sussex County offer paramedic home visit program for some COPD patients

Beebe Healthcare, along with the state of Delaware, Sussex County, and its EMS Paramedics have entered into a partnership aimed at improving the quality of life and lower hospital readmissions for patients with Chronic...

Trending: Delaware issues advisory after reports of illnesses tied to vaping

  The Delaware Division of Public Health has issued a health advisory after recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on vaping causing illnesses that include lung problems. The CDC and Food...