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Nemours A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in North Wilmington is ranked in the top 50 in nine categories by a national publication.

 

 


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Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children has a new tool to more closely examine children experiencing constant seizures.

 

 


Courtesy of University of Delaware Biomedical Engineering Department.

University of Delaware students and Nemours doctors have designed a chair to help keep babies with brittle bone structure safe. 

 

 


Bayhealth

Bayhealth Medical Center is selling its Milford hospital as it continues construction on the facility that will replace it.

A recent donation could help researchers in the First State design better treatments for cerebral palsy.

 

Michael and Ericka Hynansky donated $1 million to Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children in early February to establish the Nicholas T. Bracaglia Cerebral Palsy Research Endowed Fund.

 


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It wasn’t long ago Delaware led the nation in the number of women who got pregnant by accident, in particular teenagers.  Today, the state’s teen pregnancy rate is the lowest it’s been in three decades.   Eileen Dallabrida examine the role long-acting, reversible contraception - or LARC - is playing in that decline.


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Delaware is known as the “Small Wonder,” but when it comes to healthcare, the state is facing some big issues. Despite Delaware's size, the challenges can differ drastically for health care systems above and below the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. They can even vary from Kent County to Sussex County. In this two-part series, contributor Pam George takes a look at how the state's hospitals are addressing the issues – together and apart. In her first piece this week, she examines New Castle County.


 


Nearly a quarter million people in Delaware and Southeast Pennsylvania will soon have access to Nemours Children’s Health System.

 

Nemours and UnitedHealthcare have signed a contract that will allow people with United insurance plans to access Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children as an in-network provider starting October 1.

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Scientists who work in cancer research acknowledge that cells become cancerous because of genetic mutations that build up inside the cell. But recently, scientists at University of Delaware and Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children found that cancer cells can have a bad influence on their normal, healthy neighbors.

It was only three years ago that A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children started using tablets and video streaming as part of emergency care, but its grown quickly ever since.  Delaware Public Media contributor Pam George examines expansion of telehealth efforts in Delaware.

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