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Governor Carney Signs Executive Order on Health Care Spending

Date Posted: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Governor John Carney Office of the Governor

Advisory group will advance health care benchmark initiative to reduce costs, improve outcomes WILMINGTON, Del. – Taking the next step in implementing a health care spending benchmark for Delaware, Governor John Carney has signed an executive order establishing the Health Care Delivery and Cost Advisory Group to provide feedback to the Secretary of the Department […]




Dog in Houston tests positive for rabies

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

DOVER — A family dog in Houston, Delaware tested positive for rabies after biting his two adult owners. The victims were bitten while attempting to put the dog in a kennel and the animal became aggressive towards them. The dog was not leashed when outside and the home has no fenced backyard, so it is […]




DNREC, DHSS issue new fish consumption advisories that reflect continuing improvement in water quality for Delaware waterways

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Fish and Wildlife Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances Division of Watershed Stewardship DNREC Public Health

New fish consumption advisories issued today by DNREC and DHSS show that the concentration of chemical contaminants in fish caught from Delaware waterways continues to decline – which indicates water quality is improving throughout the state and also means that fish caught in many Delaware waters can be eaten today with lowered concerns about risks to public health.




Single-Week Flu Cases Increase Again, DPH Reports Additional Flu Deaths, Including First in Kent County

Date Posted: Monday, February 19th, 2018
Categories:  News Public Health

The Division of Public Health (DPH) reports that there were 1,268 lab-confirmed flu cases recorded between February 4 to February 10. This brings the season’s total to 4,235. Last season’s final figures of 4,590, were the highest number of seasonal cases since record keeping began in 2004.




Volunteers Needed at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna

Date Posted: Friday, February 16th, 2018
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services

NEW CASTLE (Feb. 16, 2018) – The Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI) is seeking community volunteers to assist residents during upcoming holidays at the facility’s grounds in Smyrna. Groups and organizations are encouraged to volunteer to assist residents with activities and friendly visiting during Good Friday (March 30), Easter (April 1), Memorial Day […]




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