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Take the Fright Out of Halloween This Year With Tips for a Healthy and Safe Oct. 31

Date Posted: Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Halloween is frighteningly close. While most young children are excited to dress up in costume and see how much candy they will get, this annual event can also bring some anxiety to parents. Between concerns about sugar overload, making sure children and their candy supply are safe, and how your pets may react, it takes some serious planning to be ready for Halloween.




DPH Launches Middle School Pilot Program to Prevent Addiction and Violence

Date Posted: Friday, October 20th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

Today, the Division of Public Health (DPH) announced the launch of a life-skills pilot program at eight middle schools across Delaware to teach students the skills they need to prevent addiction, promote positive decision-making and reduce violence. DPH is partnering with the Department of Education to bring the Botvin LifeSkills® curriculum to the classroom.




OAW Announces Arrest in Seaford Animal Cruelty Case

Date Posted: Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Categories:  Delaware Health and Social Services News Public Health

Officers from the Division of Public Health (DPH) Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) have made an arrest in a recent case in which 32 neglected animals were rescued from a residence in the Seaford area.




Turn in Unused and Expired Medications on Drug Take-Back Day: October 28, 2017

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

With hundreds of lives being lost to drug overdoses each year in our state, Delaware will hold a Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017, to help reduce the risk of prescription medications being diverted for misuse. Delawareans can discard their expired or unused medications at 22 locations statewide between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.




DPH Announces Delaware’s First Case of West Nile Virus in Humans in Two Years

Date Posted: Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Categories:  News Public Health

A 70-year-old Kent County woman was briefly hospitalized with West Nile virus (WNV) and is now recovering at home. The case is the first lab-confirmed human WNV case reported in 2017.




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