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DOJ wins challenge to Seaford ‘fetal tissue’ law

Staff Writer Government, Headlines

  A Delaware court has overturned a Seaford law that would have required anyone who had an abortion or miscarriage to pay to bury or cremate the fetal tissue. Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled Wednesday morning that Seaford, as a junior sovereign, cannot enact a law that conflicts directly with law established by …

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2 companies to join Highmark in offering marketplace plans

Betsy Price Health, Headlines

  For the first time since 2017, Delawareans this year will have more than one company’s plans to choose from in the Delaware Health Insurance Marketplace. AmeriHealth Caritas and Aetna CVS Health will offer plans along with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, which has been going it alone. That will mean an additional 35 plans offered through the marketplace,  …

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COVID-19 vaccines for kids 6 months to 5 years ready in Del.

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Delaware’s pre-ordered COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months through 5 years old were expected to start arriving Monday, June 20. They will go to medical providers who pre-ordered them, but not all did. Parents of those children should be able to have the kids vaccinated starting Tuesday, the Division of Public Health announced, after the drugs were approved for emergency …

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Beebe Specialty Surgical Hospital in Rehoboth ready for first patient

Pam George Headlines, Health

  Damp, chilly weather couldn’t diminish the enthusiasm of the group that gathered Thursday in Beebe Healthcare’s new Specialty Surgical Hospital. Health care leaders, board members and caregivers were on hand to cut the ribbon on the $124 million, four-story hospital, located on the Rehoboth campus just off routes 1 and 24. The hospital will care for its first patient …

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COVID cases, hospitalizations rise about 50% in last month, still low

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The daily average number of COVID-19 cases in Delaware has risen by 50% in the last month, but is still miniscule compared to the thousands per day in January. As of Thursday, the number of daily new cases, averaged over seven days, was 157.1, up from 94 on March 25. The number of hospitalizations was 25 Thursday, up 10 from …

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House OKs bill allowing PAs to prescribe abortion medication

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  The Delaware House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to allow physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to prescribe abortion medications in Delaware. House Bill 320 passed along party lines.  Under federal regulations, physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses are authorized to prescribe Mifepristone, Misoprostol, or Mifeprex for use within ten weeks of pregnancy.  Health care …

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2022 Mini Medical School encourages active participation in health

Terry Rogers Health

ONLINE MINI MEDICAL SCHOOL CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE EACH THURSDAY IN MARCH. PHOTO BY TIMA MIROSHNICHENKO/PEXELS.   Whether you’d like to know more about sports medicine, the growth of telehealth or how anesthesiology works, you’ll find a topic of interest in an online Mini Medical School that includes healthcare topics and trends. “What’s exciting about the program and the offerings …

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UD will start winter classes virtually; Wilm U closes campus

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  The University of Delaware said students may return to campus Jan. 2, but winter classes will start virtually as the school tries to stem the tide of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases. At the same time, Wilmington University said it will react to a new Delaware State of Emergency by closing its campus starting Monday, Jan. 3. Faculty, staff and …