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Thursday, November 17, 2005
HEALTH DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVES TO PREVENT CHILDHOOD OBESITY
In an effort to prevent childhood obesity, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has created several new initiatives. These measures – ranging from educational campaigns to innovative physical activity training – enlist parents, caregivers and educational staff to help prevent what is today the most significant health threat to young children in the U.S.: overweight and obesity.
PRESS RELEASE # 114-05




Thursday, November 17, 2005
FOR “GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE OUT" 2005, NEW YORK CITY HEALTH COMMISSIONER REMINDS NEW YORKERS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF SMOKING
New York City Health Commissioner, Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, today reminded New Yorkers that being tobacco-free is the most important thing they can do for their health. Most New Yorkers who have ever smoked have already quit, and most who still smoke want to quit. Additionally, Dr. Frieden reminded New Yorkers that the City’s Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC) offers smoking cessation services; information is available through 311. Today’s announcement coincides with the American Cancer Society’s “Great American Smoke Out” an annual event to educate New Yorkers about the dangers of smoking and how they can quit.
PRESS RELEASE # 113-05




Tuesday, November 1, 2005
NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE AND HEALTH & HOSPITALS CORP. LAUNCH SMOKING CESSATION CAMPAIGN FOR RUSSIAN NEW YORKERS
Today the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) unveiled a new smoking cessation campaign for the city’s Russian community.
PRESS RELEASE # 112-05




Monday, October 31, 2005
MEDIA ADVISORY
NYC Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden, Coney Island Hospital Executive Director Pete Wolf, and Shorefront Y Executive Director Sue Fox join movie stuntman Igor Zinoviev to announce “You Are Stronger Than Cigarettes,” a new smoking cessation campaign, featuring Mr. Zinoviev, which is directed at Russian New Yorkers.
PRESS RELEASE # 111-05




Monday, October 31, 2005
MEDIA ADVISORY: HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL OFFER FLU SHOTS TO ALL NEW YORKERS AGE 4 AND OLDER TOMORROW TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
To increase flu vaccination rates, especially among those at high risk of serious illness or death from the flu, the City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will offer flu shots to anyone age 4 and older at a special clinic that will take place next Tuesday, November 1 from 7:30 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
PRESS RELEASE # 110-05




Tuesday, October 18, 2005
NYC HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND HEALTH & HOSPITALS CORP. ANNOUNCE TOBACCO CESSATION CAMPAIGN FOR CHINESE NEW YORKERS
A new smoking cessation campaign for New York City’s Chinese community with the tagline “Don’t Let Your Loved Ones Fade Away” was launched today during a health education event hosted by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) at Gouverneur Healthcare Services in Chinatown.
PRESS RELEASE # 109-05




Monday, October 17, 2005
MEDIA ADVISORY
NYC Dept. Of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH joins NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) Acting President Alan D. Aviles, Dr. Nhu Tran of Gouverneur Hospital, and Chinese community and business leaders to announce the launch of “Don’t Let Your Loved Ones Fade Away,” a tobacco cessation campaign directed at Chinese New Yorkers. Speakers will deliver remarks in both Chinese and English.
PRESS RELEASE # 108-05




Wednesday, October 12, 2005
FLU SHOTS NOW BEING GIVEN FOR NY'ERS AT HIGH RISK OF SERIOUS ILLNESS FROM INFLUENZA
To prepare for the coming flu season, City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden today urged New Yorkers at highest risk for serious illness or death from influenza (flu) to get a flu shot starting this month. Vaccine is currently available, and additional supplies will arrive from manufacturers periodically over the next few months, according to federal health officials.
PRESS RELEASE # 107-05




Thursday, October 6, 2005
THREE ORGAN RECIPIENTS TEST POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS
Three organ transplant recipients – two of whom are critically ill – contracted West Nile virus from an organ donor who resided in New York City, according to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 106-05




Wednesday, October 5, 2005
NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE ANNOUNCES FREE DEPRESSION SCREENINGS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
Today the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced that free screenings for depression will be offered to New Yorkers tomorrow Thursday, October 6, which is National Depression Screening Day. To find one of the 30 screening sites throughout the city, residents may call 311 and ask for LIFENET.
PRESS RELEASE # 105-05



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