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 […]

Federal data: More people visiting ER for opioid overdoses

DOVER — Delaware emergency room visits for opioid overdoses more than doubled from the third quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of 2017, new data reveal. From July 2016 to September 2017, opioid overdoses in the First State rose 105 percent, a startling number that indicates the state’s fight against addiction still has a […]

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 […]

‘Miracle Angels’ support cancer patient fund

LEWES — Beebe Healthcare’s Tunnell Cancer Center received a donation on Feb.18 from The Miracle Angels of Israel United Methodist Church of Lewes in the amount of $7,476 that will benefit the center’s Patient Special Needs Fund. Sister Betty J. Streett, treasurer and committee member of The Miracle Angels, became a cancer survivor in April […]

Flu continues to plague Delaware

DOVER — Delaware has had five flu-related deaths over the past week, officials announced Monday, bringing the seasonlong total up to 23. The single-season record for the state is 28, set three years ago. There were 1,521 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases from Feb. 11 to Feb. 18, according to the Division of Public Health. The total […]

Lights of Life Goes Disco Nights gala set on tap

DOVER — The Lights of Life Goes Disco Nights gala will take place Saturday at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. Each year, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition holds their Lights of Life gala to raise awareness and funds for local breast cancer programs and services in Delaware. This year’s event is a disco-themed celebration and […]

Flu season not backing down: State nears record-breaking numbers

  DOVER — The number of Delawareans who have been infected with the flu virus continues to rise and there are no indications of a slowdown on the horizon. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reported on Sunday that there were 1,268 lab-confirmed flu cases recorded in the state between Feb. 4 through Feb. […]

Bayhealth’s 12th Go Pink! campaign a success

DOVER — For more than a decade, Bayhealth has been raising money for screenings, education and overall breast cancer awareness through its annual Go Pink! campaign. Funds raised during the campaign are used to provide breast screenings and education programs offered through Bayhealth and its community partner the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The majority of […]

State suffers record-breaking flu season

DOVER — The week before last tallied up 995 lab-confirmed flu cases in the state. The total shatters the previous record of 671 cases in one week recorded during the 2009-2010 season. Delaware’s Division of Public Health first starting collecting this data about a decade ago. Six people died from flu-related complications during the same […]