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Avoid Tres Pasitos


Thursday, November 2, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT REMINDS NEW YORKERS TO AVOID USING ILLEGAL RAT POISON TRES PASITOS AND TO CONTROL PESTS SAFELY
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and New York City Councilman Miguel Martinez today urged New Yorkers to avoid using Tres Pasitos, a highly toxic rat poison made in the Dominican Republic and Mexico and sold illegally in New York City. In October, three New Yorkers – one child and two adults – were poisoned by Tres Pasitos. All have made a full recovery.
PRESS RELEASE # 102-06




Flu Shot


Tuesday, October 31, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT URGES PEOPLE OVER 50, YOUNG CHILDREN, PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS, AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS TO GET THEIR FLU SHOT THIS SEASON
City clinics are now offering flu shots, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced today. DOHMH urged people over age 50, people with chronic medical conditions, young children – as well as their caretakers and household contacts – to get a flu shot. Additionally, all health care workers should get vaccinated.
PRESS RELEASE # 101-06




Trans Fat Public Hearing


Monday, October 30, 2006
PUBLIC HEARING ON TRANS FAT AND CALORIE LABELING PROPOSALS BEING HELD TODAY, MONDAY OCTOBER 30
Today, a public hearing is being held on the two proposals made to the Board of Health last month. The first proposal for comment is a partial phase-out of artificial trans fat in all New York City restaurants. The second would require restaurants that already make calorie content publicly available on or after March 1, 2007 to also post it on their menus and menu boards.
PRESS RELEASE # 100-06




Neighborhood health reports released


Thursday, October 26, 2006
NEW NEIGHBORHOOD REPORTS HIGHLIGHT HEALTH AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today released a new set of comprehensive reports that detail the health of all New York City neighborhoods.
PRESS RELEASE # 099-06




Breast Cancer


Wednesday, October 18, 2006
WOMEN WHO HAVE A REGULAR DOCTOR AND HEALTH INSURANCE ARE NEARLY TWICE AS LIKELY TO GET MAMMOGRAMS
Women who have a regular doctor and health insurance are almost twice as likely to receive a mammogram screening for breast cancer, according to new data released today by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Only about 40% of women without a regular doctor or health insurance received the recommended screening that can detect early forms of breast cancer, compared with 76% of women who have both a doctor and insurance.
PRESS RELEASE # 098-06




What is your HIV status?


Friday, October 13, 2006
MORE THAN 1,000 LATINO NEW YORKERS ARE DIAGNOSED WITH HIV EACH YEAR.
In honor of National Latino Aids Awareness Day, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene today urged Latino New Yorkers to get an HIV test. Rapid testing is available to all New Yorkers at clinics throughout the five boroughs (see locations below). Free, confidential tests are available on a walk-in basis and results are ready within 30 minutes. All clinics offer services in Spanish.
PRESS RELEASE # 097-06




Popular Baby Names


Wednesday, October 11, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT PRESENTS NEW YORK CITY’S MOST POPULAR BABY NAMES FOR 2005
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today announced the most popular names for the 122,725 babies born in New York City in 2005. Among the 59,714 baby girls, Emily, Ashley, Kayla and Sarah held onto their previous positions as the top four most popular names (in that order). Michael, the most popular name among the 63,011 boys born this past year, boasts more than 20 consecutive years in first place.
PRESS RELEASE # 096-06




Press Release


Friday, October 6, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT URGES NEW YORKERS TO DISCARD BOLTHOUSE FARMS “100% CARROT JUICE” DATED UP TO AND INCLUDING NOVEMBER 11
The New York City Health Department today reminded distributors and consumers that Bolthouse Farms, a California-based company, recalled its "100% carrot juice" with sell-by dates up to and including November 11, 2006.
PRESS RELEASE # 095-06




National Depression Screening Day


Thursday, October 5, 2006
ON NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE REMINDS NEW YORKERS THAT DEPRESSION CAN BE TREATED
Today the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced that free screenings for depression will be offered to New Yorkers Thursday, October 5, which is National Depression Screening Day. To find one of the 30 screening sites throughout the city, New Yorkers can call 311 and ask for LIFENET.
PRESS RELEASE # 094-06




Health Code proposals


Tuesday, September 26, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TWO CHANGES TO CITY’S HEALTH CODE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: FIRST, TO PHASE OUT ARTIFICIAL TRANS FAT IN ALL RESTAURANTS; SECOND, TO REQUIRE CALORIE LABELING IN SOME RESTAURANTS
The Health Department today proposed for public comment two separate initiatives that will affect New York City restaurants. The first proposal is a partial phase-out of artificial trans fat in all New York City restaurants. The second would require restaurants that already make calorie content publicly available on or after March 1, 2007 to also post it on their menus and menu boards.
PRESS RELEASE # 093-06



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