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Thursday, August 11, 2005
NYC HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN THE ROCKAWAYS
To reduce mosquito activity, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of the Rockaways, Queens from 8:00 P.M. on Monday, Aug. 15 to 6:00 A.M. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, and from 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, Aug. 16th to 6:00 A.M. on Wednesday, Aug. 17th.
PRESS RELEASE # 084-05




Wednesday, August 10, 2005
HEALTH DEPARTMENT ASKS RESTAURATEURS AND FOOD SUPPLIERS TO VOLUNTARILY MAKE AN OIL CHANGE AND ELIMINATE ARTIFICIAL TRANS FAT
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today asked City restaurateurs and food suppliers to voluntarily make an oil change by eliminating partially hydrogenated vegetable oils from the kitchen.
PRESS RELEASE # 083-05




Tuesday, August 9, 2005
NYC HEALTH DEPT. CONTINUES SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN REFORM OF DAY CARE
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today reported significant progress in the reform of its Bureau of Day Care (BDC). New inspection procedures are in place, and the Department is on schedule to complete inspections of all Group and Group Family Day Care facilities in 2005.
PRESS RELEASE # 082-05




Friday, August 5, 2005
MOSQUITO SPRAYING SCHEDULED FOR PARTS OF THE BRONX
To reduce mosquito activity and to control West Nile virus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in sections of the Bronx from 8:15 P.M. on Monday, August 8th to 6:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 9th, weather permitting.
PRESS RELEASE # 081-05




Wednesday, August 3, 2005
NYC DEPT. OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S SIGNING OF LEGISLATION THAT LIFTS RESTRICTIONS ON BUPRENORPHINE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR NARCOTIC ADDICTION
Yesterday, President Bush signed a bill that will greatly increase the availability of buprenorphine treatment for people addicted to opioids (e.g., heroin, narcotic pain killers). An estimated 200,000 New Yorkers use heroin and an even larger number may be abusing narcotic pain killers. Currently, only a small fraction of those who abuse opioids are in regular treatment in New York City.
PRESS RELEASE # 080-05




Friday, July 29, 2005
HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN THE ROCKAWAYS
To reduce mosquito activity, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of the Rockaways, Queens from 8:15 P.M. on Weds. Aug. 3 to 6:00 A.M. on Thurs. Aug. 4 and from 8:15 P.M. on Thurs. Aug. 4 to 6:00 A.M. on Fri. Aug. 5.
PRESS RELEASE # 079-05




Thursday, July 28, 2005
NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE REMINDS NEW YORKERS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST TICKS
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today cautioned New Yorkers to protect themselves against ticks and tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, as they spend more time outdoors during the summer months.
PRESS RELEASE # 078-05




Wednesday, July 27, 2005
HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES ARRIVAL OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN NYC
The first signs of West Nile virus (WNV) in New York City during the 2005 mosquito season have been detected, health officials announced today. Three pools of mosquitoes collected in the Bronx have tested positive for WNV; the infected mosquitoes were identified in the neighborhoods of Eastchester, Woodlawn, and Baychester.
PRESS RELEASE # 077-05




Wednesday, July 27, 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 (DOHMH) last updated the public on the investigation of a patient with a rare strain of multi-drug-class resistant HIV on March 29 (http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/pr/pr026-05.shtml). Recent media reports of a presentation by a physician not affiliated with DOHMH (Dr. Gary Blick of Norwalk, CT) have raised questions about the ongoing investigation.
PRESS RELEASE # 076-05




Tuesday, July 26, 2005
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF COOLING CENTERS AND PROVIDES TIPS TO BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner Joseph F. Bruno today announced the opening of cooling centers throughout all five boroughs to give New Yorkers relief from the extreme summer heat.
PRESS RELEASE # 293-05



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