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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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Poultry is big business in Delaware and issues surrounding it - ranging from the building of new mega-chicken houses to the environmental impact of the industry - are stories we often delve into.

But in the process of that reporting, we don’t often paint a picture of what the day-to-day life of a local poultry farmer is like.

So, this week, as she works on a related story, Delaware Public Media’s Katie Peikes takes us inside a local organic chicken house to get a better feel for its operations.

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Children around the First State can get their pearly whites checked for free this Saturday in Milford.


Cavities, tooth decay and other dental diseases are preventable, but not every child has good oral hygiene.


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In response to a massive sewage spill, Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is temporarily halting shellfish harvesting in the Delaware Bay.

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Delaware wildlife officials are now allowing hunters to harvest snow geese to help control population levels.


The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has implemented a federal Snow Goose Conservation Order, which encourages hunters to harvest snow geese, to help stabilize the geese population.


Delawareans will be allowed to hunt snow geese every day except Sunday. There will be no limits on the amount of snow geese a hunter can harvest.


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President Trump’s recent executive order halting U.S. funding for groups overseas that offer abortion counseling and referrals may have negative implications for AIDS and HIV relief.


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Christiana Care Health System will dive deeper into research on head and neck cancer, thanks to a generous donation from a Pennsylvania family.


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The recent Nor’easter that blew through the region is the type of storm that can have a serious impact on Delaware's coast.  Last weekend,  a pair of University of Delaware students were out on Broadkill Beach getting measurements needed to paint a more precise picture of just how much of an effect it had.


As Delaware Public Media’s Katie Peikes reports, it’s part of a project to map and understand parts of Delaware’s coast. 



Delaware is responding to the ongoing opioid epidemic with some new regulations on prescription painkillers.


Delaware’s Division of Professional Regulation announced Wednesday new regulations that will limit the amount of opiates given to new patients. It will also increase monitoring of chronic pain patients who use opioids.

Allen Harim’s Harbeson chicken processing plant will soon stop discharging wastewater into a nearby creek as part of a recent agreement the company made with Artesian Wastewater Management.