Category: Health Care

A.I. has a new niche: Pediatric genetic testing

By Kathy Canavan Piper Lee had just celebrated her first birthday when her doctors told her parents genetic testing was the best way to pin down whether the doe-eyed toddler had a rare genetic kidney disorder called Denys-Drash Syndrome. Timing was crucial because Denys-Drash causes kidney failure and leads to the growth of a cancerous…

Delaware ranked third for state support of arts Delaware Arts Alliance (DAA) shared the findings of The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ (NASAA’s) State Arts Agency Fiscal Year 2016 Legislative Appropriations Preview report. The report shows that Delaware is third in the nation for the Per Capita State Arts Agency Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016. DAA…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials have decided not to develop the state’s own health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act and instead will keep the current state-federal partnership model. Delaware was granted nonbinding approval in June to develop a supported state-based health insurance marketplace, but Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf said…

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) It’s lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. Health care spending will outpace the nation’s overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday, highlighting a challenge for the next president, not to mention taxpayers,…

How wellness companies are providing their services to big businesses

By Kathy Canavan Dennis J. Carradin Jr. was at the New Castle County Courthouse within minutes after Thomas Matusiewicz opened fire on his former daughter-in-law and her friend in the crowded lobby in February 2013. Carradin is a traumatic stress counselor for New Perspectives Inc. in Wilmington, one of dozens of health-related companies that corporate…