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Get screened for depression.


Thursday, April 13, 2006
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE LAUNCHES DEPRESSION SCREENING CAMPAIGN
In a new public awareness campaign, New Yorkers are encouraged to ask their doctor about a simple test for depression.
PRESS RELEASE # 023-06




Take Care New York


Monday, April 10, 2006
750,000 NEW YORKERS HAD FREQUENT MENTAL DISTRESS IN 2005
Three quarters of a million New York City adults reported experiencing frequent mental distress last year, according to new data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 022-06




WTC Health Registry


Friday, April 7, 2006
SUBSTANTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS REPORTED BY WTC BUILDING SURVIVORS
According to survey findings released today and based on World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) data, survivors of buildings that collapsed or were damaged as a result of the World Trade Center attack reported having substantial physical and mental health problems when interviewed in 2003 and 2004.
PRESS RELEASE # 021-06




Helping Children Reach a Healthy Weight


Wednesday, April 5, 2006
1 IN 4 KIDS IN CITY HEAD START PROGRAMS IS OBESE BY AGE 2
One in four young children is obese and more than 40% are obese or overweight in New York City Head Start programs, according to a report released today by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).
PRESS RELEASE # 020-06




High Blood Pressure Put Your At Risk


Monday, April 3, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB LAUNCH CITYWIDE CAMPAIGN TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HEALTHY BLOOD PRESSURE
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and Bristol-Myers Squibb today unveiled a new campaign to raise awareness about hypertension (high blood pressure), a leading cause of heart disease and stroke in New York City.
PRESS RELEASE # 019-06




Citywide Diabetes Campaign - Are You at Risk


Tuesday, March 28, 2006
MAYOR BLOOMBERG UNVEILS AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY AD CAMPAIGN ON NATIONAL DIABETES ALERT DAY
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined by Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden and Dr. Peter Sheehan, President of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) New York City Leadership Council, today unveiled the ADA’s New York City subway ad campaign, “Are You at Risk?” – a nationwide call to action to identify the millions of Americans who are unaware that they have diabetes.
PRESS RELEASE # 089-06




Tuberculosis is Preventable and Curable. Get Tested.


Thursday, March 23, 2006
FEWER THAN 1,000 TUBERCULOSIS CASES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NYC
Tuberculosis (TB) in New York City is at a historic low with 989 cases reported in 2005, a 5% drop from the previous year and a 74% overall decrease in cases from the peak of the most recent epidemic in 1992 according to preliminary data from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 018-06




Prevent Unintended Poisonings in the Home


Friday, March 17, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT REMINDS NEW YORKERS TO PREVENT UNINTENDED POISONINGS IN THE HOME
In advance of National Poison Prevention Week, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today reminded all New Yorkers to take steps to prevent unintended poisonings in the home.
PRESS RELEASE # 017-06




MEDIA ADVISORY: BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET ON THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2006


Monday, March 13, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY: BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET ON THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2006
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Health will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 16 at 10:00AM. The meeting will be held at 125 Worth Street , Third Floor Boardroom, in lower Manhattan.
PRESS RELEASE # 016-06







Thursday, March 9, 2006
MAYOR BLOOMBERG, HEALTH COMMISSIONER FRIEDEN AND SCHOOLS CHANCELLOR KLEIN ANNOUNCE A 36% DECREASE IN SMOKING AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SINCE 2001
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, joined by Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden and Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein, today announced significant declines in smoking among high school students in New York City public schools.
PRESS RELEASE # 072-06



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