Tuberculosis case reported at Wilmington care center

DOVER — More than 600 people may have been exposed to tuberculosis at ManorCare Health Services in Wilmington last year. The Division of Public Health announced Friday the care facility, located on Foulk Road, housed someone with active TB from January to September. The agency mailed letters to potentially infected individuals Friday and plans to […]

Delaware Public Health issues advisory about ‘JUULing’

  DOVER — According to Abbreviations.com the acronym “JUUL” indicates JUice USB Lighting in an e-cigarette. To Delaware health officials, this translates into concern for school-age children across the country. On Thursday, the state’s Division of Public health issued a news release announcing that parents and teachers should be aware of the trending youthful use […]

State health officials keeping watch over mumps outbreak

DOVER — The 11 cases of mumps confirmed by the state last month are more than Delaware saw from 2003 to 2017. The Division of Public Health on March 22 announced three cases of mumps, a viral infection that often results in fatigue, headache, loss of appetite and, most noticeably, a swollen face. The number […]

55+ Expo to feature Caregiver’s Center

DOVER — The 17th annual 55+ Expo, to be held April 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Rollins Center of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, will feature a Caregiver’s Center for Solutions and Support. This section will house vendors that can provide information on how to manage stress and solve common problems that caregivers […]

Grant allows patients to go home with dignity

DOVER — Bayhealth Medical Center Inc. received a $2,500 grant from the Walmart Distribution Center in Smyrna, Delaware to pay for much needed clothing and other items to stock its Clothing Closet. Lead Patient Advocate Jane Hewitt explained that the Clothing Closet at Bayhealth provides new sweatpants, sweatshirts and T-shirts to needy patients upon their […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: End of Life Options Act shows lack of respect

I am truly dismayed and disappointed in our legislators and the legislation coming from our state government lately. For instance, the attempts to legalize marijuana while battling an opioid overdose crisis while the DOC, the courts, drug abuse treatment clinics and case workers assigned to monitor the progress of DUI offenders are stretched to the […]

Family on a mission: Child’s rare neuro-genetic disorder inspires a cause

DOVER — Like most children her age, Lillie Rose Larimore loves “Ring Around the Rosie.” When she falls down at the end of the song, her belly laugh is infectious. She goes through the motions of the popular “Wheels on the Bus” preschool song with ease, rubbing her eyes with her chubby little fists to […]

Walk for Autism sets $250K goal

NEWARK — Autism Delaware recently announced that the statewide Walk for Autism starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. The Wilmington walk takes place April 21 in Fox Point State Park. The event coordinators hope to attract 3,000 walkers and to raise $250,000 for Autism Delaware’s programs […]

Delaware sees record 30 flu deaths this season

DOVER — The state has seen a record number of flu-related deaths this season, the Division of Public Health announced Monday. Thirty people have died from the flu, with two deaths in late February breaking the old mark of 28. The state has also seen 7,071 lab-confirmed influenza cases, shattering the record of 4,554 set […]

Delaware’s flu death toll rises to 28

DOVER — Delaware public health officials say the death toll from flu has risen to 28, tying the record total from three years ago. Officials told the Associated Press Monday the most recently reported deaths involved New Castle County residents with underlying health conditions. Meanwhile, officials say the number of confirmed flu cases appears to […]