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Thursday, June 23, 2005
HEALTH DEPARTMENT PARTNERS WITH FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL FITNESS AND NUTRITION
Today the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced the Faith-Based Physical Activity Challenge, a multi-week program that provides exercise equipment and physical fitness instructors to faith-based organizations in each of the five boroughs.
PRESS RELEASE # 065-05




Friday, June 17, 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 8:30 P.M. on Monday, June 20 to 6:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 21.
PRESS RELEASE # 064-05




Thursday, June 9, 2005
HEALTH DEPARTMENT STATEMENT ABOUT MANHATTANVILLE CLINIC
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) fully supports the availability of health services for all New Yorkers. While the Manhattanville clinic is under renovation, child health services are still available at the Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (HHC) nearby clinic at Grant Houses.
PRESS RELEASE # 063-05




Thursday, June 9, 2005
NEARLY 200,000 FEWER SM0KERS IN NEW YORK CITY SINCE 2002; AT LEAST 60,000 EARLY DEATHS PREVENTED
From 2002 – the year New York City launched an intensive tobacco control plan – to 2004, the number of New Yorkers who smoke dropped by 188,000, according to data released today by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 062-05




Friday, June 3, 2005
AS MANY AS ONE IN FOUR SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN FAIL EYE EXAMS AND NEED FURTHER EVALUATION
More than 20% of school-aged children in New York City fail their eye exams, officials from the City Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and Education (DOE) announced today.
PRESS RELEASE # 061-05




Thursday, June 2, 2005
NYC HEALTH DEPT. HAS FEWER THAN 5,000 FREE NICOTINE PATCH KITS LEFT TO DISTRIBUTE
Nearly one month after the launch of its nicotine patch program, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has distributed more than 40,000 of its free patch kits, leaving less than 5,000 kits available for New York City smokers who want to quit.
PRESS RELEASE # 060-05




Thursday, June 2, 2005
MEDIA ADVISORY
There are an estimated 120,000 New Yorkers with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities (MRDD). In recognition of the City’s MRDD Awareness Month, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is sponsoring a series of art workshops throughout June for direct care staff and clinicians who work with people with MRDD.
PRESS RELEASE # 059-05




Friday, May 27, 2005
BEGINNING SATURDAY, MAY 28th NYC HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES ALL CITY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BEACHES OPEN FOR SWIMMING BEGINNING SATURDAY, MAY 28th
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today announced that all of the City’s 19 public and private beaches will be open for swimming beginning May 28th. Based on the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines, DOHMH performs regular testing of the City’s beaches to determine whether or not waters are safe for swimming. Test results will be continually updated throughout the summer and are posted online at www.nyc.gov/health/beach; beach advisories and closures will be issued as necessary and will also be available online or via 311.
PRESS RELEASE # 058-05




Thursday, May 26, 2005
HEALTH DEPARTMENT STATEMENT ON TODAY’S CLOSURE OF AN ILLEGAL DAYCARE IN STATEN ISLAND
Today, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) responded to a report of an illegal day care operation at 289 Harold Street in Staten Island. DOHMH inspectors found the facility to be operating without a permit and closed the facility this afternoon.
PRESS RELEASE # 057-05




Thursday, May 26, 2005
STATEN ISLAND BOROUGH PRESIDENT MOLINARO JOINS NYC HEALTH COMMISSIONER FOR FINAL NICOTINE PATCH PUSH
In less than three weeks since the launch of its nicotine patch program, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has distributed about 35,000 patch kits to smokers in all five boroughs – a feat accomplished in roughly half the time of the first patch program in 2003.
PRESS RELEASE # 056-05



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