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Wednesday, March 30, 2005
CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES FIRST "GOLDEN APPLE" RECIPIENTS
Nine food service establishments, including a Manhattan juice bar, a Guyanese restaurant in the Bronx and a fast food restaurant in Queens, received the first-ever Golden Apple Excellence in Food Safety Awards from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 027-05




Tuesday, March 29, 2005
UPDATE ON THE INVESTIGATION OF A RARE STRAIN OF HIV IN A NEW YORK CITY RESIDENT
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is continuing its investigation of a multi-drug-class resistant strain of HIV that appears to have rapidly progressed to AIDS in a New York City man. This is an update on the status of the investigation.
PRESS RELEASE # 026-05




Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Media Advisory
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) awards the first Golden Apple certificates and decals to restaurants that have excelled in food safety practices.
PRESS RELEASE # 025-05




Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Tuberculosis Cases Down 73% Citywide Since the Peak of the NYC Epidemic
Tuberculosis (TB) has reached a historic low in New York City with 1,039 cases reported in 2004, according to preliminary data presented today by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 024-05




Tuesday, March 22, 2005
New Yorkers Urged to Safeguard Their Homes Against Accidental Poisonings
New York City Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, reminded New Yorkers that taking simple steps such as putting medications out of childrens' reach and installing child-proof cabinet locks can help reduce the number of unintentional poisonings at home.
PRESS RELEASE # 023-05




Tuesday, March 15, 2005
NYC Health Dept. Warns Against Consumption of Some Imported Mexican Cheeses
Several types of cheese imported from Mexico may be contaminated with Mycobacterium bovis, which causes tuberculosis, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
PRESS RELEASE # 022-05




Monday, March 14, 2005
Colonoscopies at City Hospitals Double in 2004; Blacks in NYC Still Have Lowest Screening Rates and Highest Colon Cancer Death Rates
The number of tests to prevent and find colon cancer done at New York City's public hospitals have more than doubled, to more th an 9,880 last year, preventing hundreds of additional cases of cancer and preventing scores of colon cancer deaths in the years to come.
PRESS RELEASE # 021-05




Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Black, Hispanic, and Low-income Women in New York City at Increased Risk for Premature Illness and Death
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden today presented findings from "Women at Risk: The Health of Women in New York City," a new report that outlines health behaviors, health care access, and health outcomes among different economic and racial/ethnic groups of women in New York City.
PRESS RELEASE # 020-05




Monday, March 7, 2005
Media Advisory: Board of Health to meet on Thursday, March 10, 2005
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Health will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 9:30 A.M.
PRESS RELEASE # 019-05




Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Media Advisory: Women at Risk
New data to be presented on the health of New York City women in different racial, ethnic, geographic and socio-economic groups. Breakfast event to be held at KPMG.
PRESS RELEASE # 018-05



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