DHSS Press Release Date: October 27, 2012 DHSS-122-2012 Rita Landgraf, Secretary Jill Fredel, Director of Communications 302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498 Email: email@example.com The Delaware Division of Public Health announced today that it will open two medical needs shelters on Sunday, October 29, 2012 at noon Sunday at William Penn High School, 713 E. Basin Road, New […]
Date Posted: Friday, October 26th, 2012
Categories: Public Health
With a potential for Hurricane Sandy’s rains and wind to bring flooding to Delaware, the Division of Public Health (DPH) reminds Delawareans of the importance of observing the following guidelines during and after a flood.
During Food Safety Education Week in Delaware the goal is to recognize responsible food handling and safety techniques.
On National HIV Testing Day, Governor Jack Markell was joined by state officials, state legislators and HIV activists in Dover to sign Senate Bill 162, providing for routine HIV opt-out testing. SB 162 implements the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation that HIV testing should be part of the standard battery of medical tests. The new rule will not only increase HIV testing, but help destigmatize such screenings and cement HIV testing’s place as part of regular medical care. The bill preserves the opportunity for patients to decline the testing as with most other medical tests.
Women are traditionally the primary caregivers and nurturers, those frequently in charge of their family’s health and wellness. But do women devote enough time to their own health and well-being? The Delaware Office of Women’s Health joins the national Office on Women’s Health in celebrating “Women’s Health Week.”
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