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  Category: Division of Public Health


DPH Marking First Lyme Disease Awareness Week with Outreach, Education and Activities

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019

DOVER  – Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States with approximately 20,000 new cases reported each year. Delaware is among the top 10 states in the United States with the highest incidence rates. In 2018, the Division of Public Health (DPH) reported 520 confirmed and probable cases in the state. […]




Drug Take-Back Day Event Collects 5,385 Pounds of Unwanted Or Expired Medications

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

DOVER (May 15, 2019) – During the 18th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on April 27, 2019, Delaware collected 5,385 pounds of unwanted or expired medicine, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Division of Public Health (DPH). That amount is approximately 1,600 pounds more than the 3,739 pounds collected in October. […]




Patients of Sussex County Doctor Whose Medical License, Controlled Substance Registration Revoked Getting Resources

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of State | Division of Public Health | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019

DOVER (May 9, 2019) – On May 8, 2019, the medical license and controlled substance registrations of Nihar B. Gala, MD, were permanently revoked by the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline. The revocation was a result of allegations of unprofessional conduct related to the prescription of opioids to a patient at high risk […]




DPH Urges Delawareans at High Risk of Lung Cancer to Get Life-Saving Screenings

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

April Designated as Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Month DOVER – Dramatic “before-and-after-smoking” inflatable lungs shared center stage with Governor John Carney as he urged Delawareans at high risk of lung cancer to get life-saving screenings. Governor Carney proclaimed April as Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Month in Delaware at the Delaware Cancer Consortium’s (DCC) annual retreat […]




Hepatitis A Exposure Update: DPH Announces Potential Exposure at Two Additional Food Establishments, Updated Timeline

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019

he Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing updated information regarding a potential Hepatitis A exposure at a Buffalo Wild Wings food establishment in Middletown, which was announced on Thursday, April 11, 2019.







  Category: Division of Public Health


DPH Marking First Lyme Disease Awareness Week with Outreach, Education and Activities

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019

DOVER  – Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States with approximately 20,000 new cases reported each year. Delaware is among the top 10 states in the United States with the highest incidence rates. In 2018, the Division of Public Health (DPH) reported 520 confirmed and probable cases in the state. […]




Drug Take-Back Day Event Collects 5,385 Pounds of Unwanted Or Expired Medications

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

DOVER (May 15, 2019) – During the 18th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on April 27, 2019, Delaware collected 5,385 pounds of unwanted or expired medicine, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Division of Public Health (DPH). That amount is approximately 1,600 pounds more than the 3,739 pounds collected in October. […]




Patients of Sussex County Doctor Whose Medical License, Controlled Substance Registration Revoked Getting Resources

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of State | Division of Public Health | News | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019

DOVER (May 9, 2019) – On May 8, 2019, the medical license and controlled substance registrations of Nihar B. Gala, MD, were permanently revoked by the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline. The revocation was a result of allegations of unprofessional conduct related to the prescription of opioids to a patient at high risk […]




DPH Urges Delawareans at High Risk of Lung Cancer to Get Life-Saving Screenings

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

April Designated as Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Month DOVER – Dramatic “before-and-after-smoking” inflatable lungs shared center stage with Governor John Carney as he urged Delawareans at high risk of lung cancer to get life-saving screenings. Governor Carney proclaimed April as Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Month in Delaware at the Delaware Cancer Consortium’s (DCC) annual retreat […]




Hepatitis A Exposure Update: DPH Announces Potential Exposure at Two Additional Food Establishments, Updated Timeline

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019

he Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing updated information regarding a potential Hepatitis A exposure at a Buffalo Wild Wings food establishment in Middletown, which was announced on Thursday, April 11, 2019.