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* Delawareans who are struggling with addiction don't need judgment, they need support - and a connection to treatment. * Take the first step by calling DHSS' 24/7 Delaware Hope Line at 1-833-9-HOPEDE or finding nearby treatment services and supports at HelpIsHereDE.com
#DYK? CDC’s COVID Data Tracker now has data on booster shots for people ages 5 years and older. As of June 30, 2022, more than 106 million people have received a #COVID19 vaccine booster. See the data: bit.ly/CDTvaccination.
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This week, @CDCDirector adopted the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation to preferentially recommend the use of specific flu vaccines for adults 65 years and older, including higher dose and adjuvanted flu vaccines. Learn more: bit.ly/3bFjZ5B
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DEMA ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for New Castle County in DE until 4:30pm. Go to weather.gov/phi for more. #dewx
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We encourage anyone with information about drug activity to contact police. Besides calling 9-1-1 for emergencies or calling our non-emergency line at (302) 654-5151, you can also call our drug hotline.
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For those who've detected a funky scent coming from their Wilmington tap water, city officials confirm they've smelled it as well, and are working on a solution.  wdel.com/news/wilmingto…
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Today's #COVID19 summary in Delaware reflects data as of June 30: * No deaths were reported. * Keeps Delaware’s total deaths at  2,984.  * 344 new positive cases, bringing overall total to 285,046. * 102 hospitalizations, including 5 individuals in critical condition. #netde
* State offices, including all DHSS offices, will be closed Monday, July 4. * State-run COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites also will be closed. * Before heading to a testing or vaccination site, confirm with the location that it is open. * Test results may be delayed.
As of June 30, 260 million people have received at least one dose of a #COVID19 vaccine. Of those, 222.3 million are fully vaccinated. More than 106.3 million people have received a COVID-19 booster dose. Find a COVID-19 vaccine or booster near you: vaccines.gov.
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Today's #COVID19 summary in Delaware reflects data as of June 29: * No deaths reported. * Keeps Delaware’s total deaths at 2,984.  * 316 new positive cases, bringing overall total to 285,046. * 105 current hospitalizations, including 4 individuals in critical condition. #netde
Find a vaccine location for your child in Delaware: de.gov/youthvaccine twitter.com/CDCgov/status/…
Today's #COVID19 summary in Delaware reflects data as of June 28: * No deaths reported. * Keeps Delaware’s total deaths at 2,984. * 271 new positive cases, bringing overall total to 284,733. * 107 current hospitalizations, including 6 individuals in critical condition. #netde
A recent estimate suggests Covid infected more than 40% of the global population by November 2021, even before the spread of Omicron.
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Join us, every Wednesday for FREE HIV testing, FREE Covid-19 at-home tests/safety supplies, & Free condoms. Location: Rodeny Square Food Trucks & Farmers Market 1000 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801 Every Wednesday, June 29 - Oct 27th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
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The All-Star t-shirt and MLB ticket giveaways are a big hit with Blood Bank of Delmarva donors! Donate at a donor center before July 4th and you too can grab a t-shirt and two tickets: bit.ly/BBD_ZIPSEARCH
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Today's #COVID19 summary in Delaware reflects data as of June 27: * 1 death reported. * New Castle County resident in their 70s. * Had underlying health conditions and was not vaccinated. * Increases Delaware’s total deaths to 2,984. #netde
Today's #COVID19 summary in Delaware reflects data as of June 26: * No deaths reported. * Keeps Delaware’s total deaths at 2,983. * 154 new positive cases on Sunday, June 26; 270 on Saturday, June 25 and 301 on Friday, June 24. * Brings overall total to 284,334. #netde
An estimated 37.3M Americans have Type 2 diabetes, an increase of more than 40% from a decade ago. 6 papers in the upcoming July issue released ahead of print today. These papers discuss how we can prevent + improve care & outcomes for Type 2 diabetes. Continue on this 🧵thread.n
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The percentage of all Delawareans who are fully vaccinated - 2 doses of Moderna or Pfizer or 1 dose of J&J - has reached 70% (681,839). If you are ready to get your free #COVID19 vaccine or booster, find a vaccination location near you: de.gov/getmyvaccine
If you’re a gay or bisexual man in Florida or are traveling to Florida, talk with your healthcare provider about getting a #meningococcal #vaccine. Learn more about the vaccine and meningococcal disease outbreak in Florida: bit.ly/35Uqzmo.
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Thank you for this federal commitment to health care in Delaware. #netde #healthde twitter.com/RepLBR/status/…
DHSS' Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help eligible Delawareans with cooling, heating & utility crisis assistance. Call Catholic Charities, DHSS' contractor, to get started: New Castle County: 302-654-9295 Kent County: 302-674-1782 Sussex County: 302-856-6310
2/2 Another way to protect your health is by taking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a medicine that reduces your chances of getting HIV from sex or injection drug use. When taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV.
1/2 On National HIV Testing Day, we know this simple fact: The only way to know your HIV status is to get tested. CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV. Talk to your doctor about testing or find a site in Delaware: dhss.delaware.gov/dph/dpc/hivcts…
US Covid hospitalizations are continuing to increase as the BA.4/5 variants become dominant, fortunately at a far lesser slope than BA.1
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At the grand opening of a new Gaudenzia facility, Joanne Champney, director of DHSS' Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, alongside Rick Urey from DSAMH, talks about the difference that community partnerships are making to serve Delawareans with substance use disorder.
Delawareans who are struggling with addiction don't need judgment, they need support - and a connection to treatment. With treatment, a long life in recovery is possible. Take the first step: Call DHSS' 24/7 Delaware Hope Line at 1-833-9-HOPEDE or visit HelpIsHereDE.com.
Why are some U.S. women reluctant to receive #COVID19 vaccines? New study looks at responses of women by race, ethnicity, education, income, and more. bit.ly/3LYBtHC.
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Today's #COVID19 summary in Delaware reflects data for June 22: * No deaths reported. * Keeps Delaware’s total deaths at 2,982. * 356 new positive cases, bringing the overall total to 283,370. * 105 current hospitalizations, including 11 individuals in critical condition. #netde
Do you sit for most of the day at a desk❓ The 8 biggest health risks are weight gain, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic pain, venous stasis, decreased balance and depression. #Depression can be linked to lack of #movement and lack of daylight.
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Bayhealth is leading the way in medical education in central and southern Delaware with a new state-of-the-art training space. The new PCOM Simulation Center at Bayhealth is opening this summer. bayhealth.info/SimCenter
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Rep. Paul Baumbach honors departing Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay with a resolution honoring her 13 years of service. "This really has been the greatest honor of my lifetime," she told members of both the House and Senate. #netde #healthde
Today's #COVID19 summary in Delaware reflects data for June 21: * 2 deaths reported. * 1 resident each from New Castle & Sussex counties. * Ranged from their 80s-90s. * Both had underlying health conditions. * 1 was fully vaccinated;1 was not. * Increased total deaths to 2,982.
Join CDS and the Delaware Network for Excellence in Autism as we welcome Priya Lalvani from @montclairstateu for a special Lunchtime Learning event on disrupting ableism. Register today at udel.edu/009649
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2/2 * Increased Delaware’s total deaths to 2,980. #netde
1/2 Today's #COVID19 summary in Delaware reflects data as of June 20: * 3 deaths were reported. * 2 residents of Kent County and 1 from Sussex County. * Ranged in age from their 50s-70s. * All had underlying health conditions. * 2 were fully vaccinated; 1 was not vaccinated.
One of the easiest habits you can embrace for a Healthier You is walking - with or without a dog. On this first day of summer, just put on your favorite walking shoes, start with a simple walk around your neighborhood or local park, and build up your duration and pace. #healthde
BA.4/5, the Omicron subvariants with the most immune escape (and highest transmissibility) since the pandemic began, now account for 35% of new cases in the United States covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tra…
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Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children age one to four. cdc.gov/drowning/preve… #safetyfirst #watersafety
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Attention parents and grandparents! As a reflection of our commitment to the health of our community, Bayhealth is offering FREE sports physicals on Saturday, July 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at Bayhealth Family Medicine, Dover. Click here: bayhealth.info/3xkrlmi
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Today's #COVID19 summary in Delaware reflects data as of June 19: * No deaths reported. * Keeps Delaware’s total deaths at 2,977. * 184 new positive cases on Sunday, June 19 (234 on Saturday, June 18, and 395 on Friday, June 17). * Brings the overall total to 282,743. #netde
REMINDER: Today, June 20, 2022, is the observance of Juneteenth. State-run #COVID19 testing and vaccination sites are closed. Before heading to a testing or vaccination site, please confirm with the location that they are open. Test results may be delayed. #netde
On #Juneteenth, we honor and recognize the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, celebrate freedom for all, and commit to moving toward a more just and equitable nation. #netde
From all us at DHSS, Happy Father's Day to all of the dads who empower us with strength, confidence, happiness, faith and love. #netde #FathersDay
Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Stay cool, hydrated, and informed to beat the heat. Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having a heat-related illness. bit.ly/2sklxsi
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We're honored to recognize Delaware's 1st School Based Behavioral Health Specialist of the Year, Rosa Dipiazza from Mispillion Elementary School (Milford). Here's Annie Slease with Rosa, Speaker of the House Rep Peter Schwartzkopf, and House Majority Leader @RepLonghurst.
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