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Quit Smoking


Wednesday, August 9, 2006
“I DON’T WANT TO BE SITTING IN CLASS THINKING ABOUT A CIGARETTE.”--TEEN SMOKER, 11TH GRADE
Teen girls face a complex set of pressures in their decisions about smoking and are influenced by media, peers, parents, and teachers, according to a study released today by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 072-06




West Nile virus


Monday, August 7, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING ON STATEN ISLAND
To reduce mosquito activity and the risk from West Nile Virus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Staten Island from 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 9 to 6:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 10.
PRESS RELEASE # 071-06




West Nile virus


Friday, August 4, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN STATEN ISLAND
To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile Virus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Staten Island from 8:00 P.M. on Monday, August 7 to 6:00 A.M. the next morning.
PRESS RELEASE # 070-06




West Nile virus


Friday, August 4, 2006
STATEN ISLAND MAN TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS
This year’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in a 67-year old Staten Island man, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 069-06




Rabies


Friday, August 4, 2006
STRAY KITTEN TESTS POSITIVE FOR RABIES IN HUGUENOT AREA OF STATEN ISLAND
A stray kitten found in the Huguenot area of Staten Island has tested positive for rabies, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reported today.
PRESS RELEASE # 068-06




West Nile virus


Monday, July 31, 2006
HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN STATEN ISLAND
To reduce mosquito activity, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Staten Island from 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 2 to 6:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 3.
PRESS RELEASE # 067-06




West Nile virus


Friday, July 28, 2006
HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN STATEN ISLAND
To reduce mosquito activity, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Staten Island from 8:15 P.M. on Monday, July 31 to 6:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 1.
PRESS RELEASE # 066-06




West Nile virus


Monday, July 24, 2006
HEALTH DEPT. TO CONDUCT MOSQUITO SPRAYING IN STATEN ISLAND
To reduce mosquito activity, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Staten Island from 8:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July 26 to 6:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 27.
PRESS RELEASE # 065-06




Press Release


Friday, July 21, 2006
HEALTH COMMISSIONER FRIEDEN REMINDS NEW YORKERS AFFECTED BY POWER OUTAGE: "WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT!"
All New Yorkers affected by the power outage are urged to make sure that food that may have spoiled during is not consumed and is thrown out. It is critical for New Yorkers to avoid getting sick by following food safety guidelines.
PRESS RELEASE # 064-06




Press Release


Friday, July 21, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT REMINDS NEW YORKERS OF RISK OF EATING RAW OR UNDERCOOKED SHELLFISH
Following an increase in stomach illness related to consuming raw or undercooked shellfish over the past several weeks, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today reminded New Yorkers of the health risks associated with eating raw clams, oysters, and other shellfish.
PRESS RELEASE # 063-06



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