• GOVERNOR MARKELL AND PUBLIC HEALTH URGE FLU VACCINATIONAt the annual Division of Public Health (DPH) flu immunization clinic at the New Castle Farmers Market, Governor Jack Markell urged Delawareans age six months and older to get their annual flu vaccination as early as possible. Then he pushed up his sleeve to receive his own flu shot. 2015-10-09 14:11:00
  • Public Health Stormy Weather TipsWith the potential for heavy rain and high winds this weekend, the Division of Public Health (DPH) reminds Delawareans to stay safe and healthy, and to protect their pets using some important tips.2015-10-01 16:06:57
  • Rabid Cat Confirmed In Dover Mobile Home ParkA cat living at Kings Cliff Mobile Home Park in Dover has tested positive for rabies.2015-10-01 10:51:59
  • State Will Close Emily P. Bissell Hospital PermanentlyDepartment of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Rita Landgraf has decided to close Emily P. Bissell Hospital near Wilmington permanently, citing a declining census across all of DHSS’ long-term care facilities and the desire of the majority of Emily Bissell residents to remain where they are living now. 2015-09-22 13:41:05
  • First Reports of Community Members Using NaloxoneThe Department of Health and Social Services has received the first reports of people in Delaware overdosing on opiates and being revived by community members who administered the overdose-reversing medication naloxone themselves. 2015-09-09 09:50:16
  • Division of Public Health Coordinates Prescription Drug Take-Back Day for September 12National studies show that the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, and that includes the home medicine cabinet. That’s why the Division of Public Health’s Healthy Homes Program is coordinating the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday September 12, 2015 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 2015-09-08 15:37:25
  • Protect Your Groundwater to Protect Your HealthNearly every person in Delaware drinks some form of groundwater on a daily basis, so we all have a reason to preserve its quality. That’s why the Delaware Office of Drinking Water (ODW) within the Division of Public Health (DPH) is recognizing national Protect Your Groundwater Day on September 8, 2015.2015-09-04 10:15:48
  • Two Organizations Receive Federal Grants to Help DelawareansChatman LLC and Westside Family Healthcare were awarded federal grants to help Delawareans learn about their options and sign up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.2015-09-03 07:25:20
  • Four Persons Reported Positive in Delaware for Human West Nile VirusFour persons in Delaware have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The cases, three in New Castle County and one in Kent County were reported to the Division of Public Health (DPH) in mid-late August. None of the individuals reported symptoms. Instead the virus was found as part of bloodwork related to a routine medical procedure. The mosquito-borne illness can become serious and DPH reminds people to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.2015-09-01 13:22:09
  • Back to School Health and Safety TipsBack to school is a busy time and there are many things for time-crunched parents to remember. The Division of Public Health (DPH) wants to help with tips for a healthy and safe school year.2015-08-28 12:37:10
  • Delaware’s Oct. 21 Disability Mentoring Day to Expand StatewideIn a sign of the increasing interest in employment opportunities for young people with disabilities2015-08-26 09:59:01
  • Donation of Naloxone Auto-Injector Units Will Expand Access to Overdose-Reversing AntidoteAs a new school year starts, nurses in Delaware’s public high schools will have access to the overdose-reversing drug naloxone through a donation to the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) from a company that manufactures naloxone auto-injector units.2015-08-26 09:51:26
  • Hepatitis - The Silent EpidemicThe state Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages baby boomers, or individuals born between 1945 and 1965, to speak to their doctor about getting tested for hepatitis.2015-08-03 10:16:28
  • Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill Recruiting Volunteers to Adopt Residents for Sept. 12 Friends & Families DayThe Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI) is recruiting volunteers to adopt residents for its annual Friends & Families Day event on Saturday, Sept. 12, on the facility’s grounds in Smyrna.2015-07-28 15:53:14
  • Beat the Heat: Cool StrategiesDelaware is in the midst of a classic summer heat wave with soaring temperatures and long, humid days.2015-07-20 15:33:22



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