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Take Care New York


Thursday, May 11, 2006
1 IN 5 NYC WOMEN ARE NOT REGULARLY SCREENED FOR CERVICAL CANCER
One in five New York City women are not getting timely cervical cancer screenings (Pap tests), according to a report released today by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
PRESS RELEASE # 033-06




NRT Patch Giveaway Program


Tuesday, May 9, 2006
12,000 PATCHES DISTRIBUTED IN JUST SIX DAYS
More than 12,000 courses of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches have been given out to New Yorkers who smoke, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden announced today.
PRESS RELEASE # 032-06




kick asthma


Friday, May 5, 2006
ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES HAVE NEARLY DOUBLED IN THE PAST WEEK
The number of New Yorkers experiencing allergy and asthma symptoms over the past week has more than doubled, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced today. DOHMH’s daily monitoring of hospital emergency department showed an increase from 250 emergency department visits per day for asthma symptoms during the first three weeks of April to an average of 500 visits per day for the past several days.
PRESS RELEASE # 031-06




Protect Yourself and Your Pets Against Rabies


Thursday, May 4, 2006
TWO RABID RACCOONS FOUND IN STATEN ISLAND
Two Staten Island raccoons have tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) reported today. There were no reported bites or exposures to the raccoons. The first raccoon was captured on April 4 in the Charleston area. A second raccoon captured on April 26 in Pleasant Plains indicated that rabies may be spreading among raccoons.
PRESS RELEASE # 030-06




First-Call, First-Served Nicotine Patch Giveaway Program


Wednesday, May 3, 2006
NYC DEPT. OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE TO ANNOUNCE FIRST-CALL, FIRST-SERVED PATCH GIVEAWAY PROGRAM
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, Acting Commissioner Ron Bergmann of the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), and former smokers announce new initiative to help New Yorkers quit smoking.
PRESS RELEASE # 028-06




NRT Patch Giveaway Program


Wednesday, May 3, 2006
NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE OFFERS NICOTINE PATCHES TO FIRST 35,000 ELIGIBLE NYC SMOKERS WHO CALL 3-1-1 STARTING TODAY
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is offering courses of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches at no cost to the first 35,000 smokers Citywide who want to quit, Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden announced today.
PRESS RELEASE # 029-06




Primary Care Information Project


Wednesday, April 26, 2006
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND HEALTH COMMISSIONER FRIEDEN ANNOUNCE THAT 1,000 NEW YORK CITY DOCTORS WILL GET ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SYSTEMS
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden today fulfilled a pledge from the Mayor’s campaign and State of the City by announcing that the City has appropriated $27 million to help provide 1,000 New York City Doctors with electronic health records (EHR) systems by 2008.
PRESS RELEASE # 130-06




Take Care New York


Tuesday, April 25, 2006
NYC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE REMINDS PARENTS THAT CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS PREVENT SERIOUS ILLNESSES
During National Infant Immunization Week, parents and caregivers are reminded that immunizations protect children against serious, vaccine-preventable illnesses.
PRESS RELEASE # 026-06




Take Care New York


Tuesday, April 18, 2006
FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS WILL BE OFFERED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC), and the Oral Cancer Consortium will offer free oral cancer screenings on Thursday, April 20.
PRESS RELEASE # 025-06




Take Care New York


Tuesday, April 18, 2006
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE URGES NEW YORKERS TO GET HELP FOR UNHEALTHY DRINKING
During National Alcohol Awareness Month, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is encouraging New Yorkers who drink excessively to seek help.
PRESS RELEASE # 024-06



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