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
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.
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
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
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
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
Know Your HIV StatusThis year marks the 20th anniversary of National HIV Testing Day, and on this occasion, the Division of Public Health (DPH) urges every Delawarean aged 15 to 65 to be screened for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection.
Men’s Health MonthDelaware Public Health celebrates Men’s Health Month with smart tips for men and boys to reduce their chances of getting chronic diseases, illnesses, and injuries.2015-06-22 11:22:46
"Taste of Summer" LunchFresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful during the warm summer months, but finding quick and easy recipes can be challenging2015-06-15 11:26:36
Beat The HeatHeat ranks among the top weather-related killers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).