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Press Release


Wednesday, December 27, 2006
THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES MOST POPULAR DOG NAMES AND BREEDS OF 2005
"Max" and Mixed Breeds Top the Lists
PRESS RELEASE # 122-06




Animal Rabies in Staten Island


Thursday, December 21, 2006
SHARP INCREASE IN ANIMAL RABIES CASES ON STATEN ISLAND
Health Department Announces Plan to Provide Free Rabies Vaccination for Cats in Collaboration with Animal Care and Control
PRESS RELEASE # 121-06




Vital Statistics


Wednesday, December 20, 2006
LIFE EXPECTANCY OF NEW YORKERS INCREASES NEARLY FIVE MONTHS IN ONE YEAR
The life expectancy of New Yorkers increased nearly 5 months in one year, the Health Department announced today as it released its latest Annual Summary of Vital Statistics.
PRESS RELEASE # 120-06




Get your flu shot


Tuesday, December 19, 2006
DON’T LET INFLUENZA SPOIL YOUR HOLIDAYS; GET YOUR FLU SHOT TODAY
The New York City Health Department today reminded all New Yorkers to get their annual flu shot before the holidays so they are protected for the peak of flu season. People 50 and older, young children, and the chronically ill – who are most likely to get seriously ill or die if they get influenza – should get their flu shot as soon as possible.
PRESS RELEASE # 119-06




World Trade Center Health Registry


Thursday, December 14, 2006
MORE THAN 13,000 WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH REGISTRY ENROLLEES HAVE COMPLETED THEIR FOLLOW-UP SURVEY IN THE PAST THREE WEEKS
The New York City Health Department today announced that, in the past three weeks, more than 13,000 enrollees in the World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) have completed a follow-up survey about their physical and mental health after 9/11. The Health Department urges all remaining enrollees to complete the re-survey as this is the first opportunity for enrollees to inform the Registry about their physical and mental health since 2004.
PRESS RELEASE # 118-06




Press Release


Friday, December 8, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATE ON E. COLI O157:H7 INVESTIGATION IN NEW YORK CITY
The City Health Department today reported 1 probable case and 9 suspected cases of E. coli O157:H7 to the New York State Health Department. The person with probable E. coli infection ate at a Taco Bell restaurant in New York City on November 24.
PRESS RELEASE # 117-06




Healthy Bodegas Initiative


Thursday, December 7, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES “MOVE TO FRUITS AND VEGETABLES” CAMPAIGN WITH BODEGAS
Fresh fruits and vegetables hit the shelves in dozens of bodegas in East Harlem and the South Bronx this week as part the Healthy Bodegas Initiative. The campaign –“Move to Fruits and Vegetables”– is part of an expansion of this Initiative and a broader citywide effort, announced by Mayor Bloomberg last month, to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods.
PRESS RELEASE # 116-06




Health Code Changes


Tuesday, December 5, 2006
BOARD OF HEALTH MAKES NYC CONSISTENT WITH NEW YORK STATE AND MOST OF THE UNITED STATES BY ALLOWING SEX-SPECIFIC TRANSGENDER BIRTH CERTIFICATES
The New York City Board of Health today approved the Health Department’s proposal to allow transgender individuals to acquire new birth certificates reflecting their acquired sex.
PRESS RELEASE # 115-06




Health Code Changes


Tuesday, December 5, 2006
BOARD OF HEALTH VOTES TO PHASE OUT ARTIFICIAL TRANS FAT FROM NEW YORK CITY’S RESTAURANTS
Restaurants are a major source of artificial trans fat, but customers currently have no practical way to know whether food they eat contains it. Today, the New York City Board of Health voted unanimously to make New York City even healthier by requiring that all City restaurants remove artificial trans fat over the next 18 months.
PRESS RELEASE # 114-06




Calorie Labeling


Tuesday, December 5, 2006
BOARD OF HEALTH VOTES TO REQUIRE CALORIE LABELING IN SOME NEW YORK CITY RESTAURANTS
Restaurants that publish calorie information generally do so in hard-to-find brochures, on the internet, or on food wrappers or tray liners where customers cannot see it at the time of purchase. Today, the New York City Board of Health voted unanimously to require restaurants that make calorie information publicly available as of March 1, 2007 to post it on menus and menu boards, where consumers can see it when they order.
PRESS RELEASE # 113-06



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