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Get Tested for HIV


Tuesday, June 27, 2006
ON NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY, HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE COMMISSIONER ENCOURAGES NEW YORKERS TO GET TESTED FOR HIV
On National HIV Testing Day, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden urged all New Yorkers to know their HIV status by getting tested either by their doctor, or at a City clinic.
PRESS RELEASE # 052-06




Rabies


Thursday, June 22, 2006
RABID KITTENS FOUND IN PRINCE’S BAY SECTION OF STATEN ISLAND
A kitten in the Prince’s Bay section of Staten Island has tested positive for rabies, the New York City Department of Health Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reported today.
PRESS RELEASE # 051-06




Take Care New York


Wednesday, June 21, 2006
MORE NEW YORKERS TAKING STEPS TO LIVE LONGER AND HEALTHIER LIVES
More New Yorkers are taking steps to live longer and healthier lives, including having a regular doctor, getting life saving colonoscopies, and quitting smoking, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced today.
PRESS RELEASE # 050-06




West Nile Virus


Thursday, June 15, 2006
LARVICIDE APPLICATION BY HELICOPTER SCHEDULED FOR MARSH AND NON-RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF STATEN ISLAND, QUEENS, AND BRONX
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will apply larvicide for mosquito control by helicopter to marsh and other non-residential areas of Staten Island, Queens and Bronx.
PRESS RELEASE # 049-06




Poison Control


Thursday, June 15, 2006
HEALTH DEPARTMENT WARNS NEW YORKERS AGAINST THE USE OF HERBAL MEDICINE PRODUCTS MADE IN CHINA THAT CONTAIN LEAD AND MERCURY
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today warned New Yorkers against the use of certain herbal medicine products made in China containing high levels of lead and mercury.
PRESS RELEASE # 048-06




West Nile Virus


Thursday, June 15, 2006
AS WEST NILE VIRUS SEASON APPROACHES, NEW YORKERS SHOULD REPORT DEAD BIRDS AND ELIMINATE STANDING WATER
With warmer weather already here and peak West Nile virus (WNV) season approaching, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) today reminded New Yorkers that they can help prevent the spread of WNV by reporting dead birds and eliminating standing water from their property.
PRESS RELEASE # 047-06







Wednesday, June 14, 2006
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ADDRESSES THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION'S "THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH AND THE LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY FIFTH ANNUAL PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE"
The following is the text of Mayor Bloomberg's Address at "The Public's Health and the Law in the 21st Century Fifth Annual Partnership Conference"
PRESS RELEASE # 203-06







Tuesday, June 13, 2006
PROGRESS STALLS IN FIGHT AGAINST SMOKING IN NYC
After two years of declines, smoking rates among New York City adults leveled off in 2005, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reported today. Results from DOHMH’s 2005 Community Health Survey showed that 18.9% of adults in New York City smoke, virtually identical to the rate of 18.4% in 2004.
PRESS RELEASE # 046-06







Tuesday, June 13, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY: JUNE IS NEW YORK CITY’S MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH
There are an estimated 120,000 New Yorkers with mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities (MRDD). June is New York City’s MRDD Awareness Month, an annual commemoration created to promote MRDD recognition and awareness in the community.
PRESS RELEASE # 045-06




Media Advisory


Friday, June 9, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY: BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET ON THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2006
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Health will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 15 at 10:00AM. The meeting will be held at 125 Worth Street, Third Floor Boardroom, in lower Manhattan.
PRESS RELEASE # 044-06



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