Commentary: Having Naloxone on hand could help save a life

Too many Delaware residents continue to die from drug overdoses, but there is hope and there is help available to prevent further loss of life. As of Oct. 9, there have been a total of 213 suspected fatal drug overdoses in Delaware, according to the state Division of Forensic Science (DFS). An important tool in […]

Commentary: Raising tobacco sales age to 21 will protect Delaware’s future

Starting Tuesday, the law in Delaware prohibits the sale of tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, JUULs and other vape products to individuals under the age of 21. Additionally, no one under the age of 21 can enter a vape establishment, and parents and guardians of those under 21 cannot purchase tobacco products for […]

COMMENTARY: Tuberculosis – Stopping the spread; sharing the facts

Last week, the Division of Public Health announced that we are working with Georgetown Elementary School in Georgetown and the Indian River School District to investigate the potential exposure of approximately 50 individuals at the school to someone with active tuberculosis (TB). We understand that hearing such information can cause significant concern which is why […]

COMMENTARY: Protect yourself from mosquito bites, diseases

As many Delawareans can attest, this mosquito season has been a particularly harsh one in the First State. Not only do mosquitoes create an annoyance for those who spend any time outside, they can also carry infectious diseases that cause serious illness. The Division of Public Health (DPH) has just announced its fifth case of […]

COMMENTARY: Stay on schedule with vaccinations

As part of National Immunizations Awareness Month this August, the Division of Public Health is reminding Delawareans to make sure they are up to date on all recommended vaccinations. With the new school year fast approaching, now is the time for parents and caregivers to talk to their doctor and be sure their school-aged children […]