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Friday, December 28, 2007
HEALTH DEPTARTMENT PRESENTS THE TOP EIGHT FOR ‘08: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR A HEALTHIER LIFE
Each year as the ball drops, New Yorkers resolve to improve their lives and their health by carrying out New Year’s resolutions. The right resolution, properly observed, could save your life. So, in the spirit of the season, the Health Department's doctors and other specialists offer eight resolutions to make in '08.
PRESS RELEASE # 102-07




Health Department


Thursday, December 20, 2007
SEASONAL STOMACH VIRUS ARRIVES IN NEW YORK CITY
Illness from a common infection called norovirus has spiked in New York City in recent weeks. Emergency department visits for vomiting and diarrhea, the most common symptoms, have jumped from 300 visits per day to nearly 500 visits per day since November, prompting health officials to remind all New Yorkers to stay home when they are sick and to wash their hands frequently. Norovirus, commonly known as stomach flu, is a seasonal illness that typically peaks during the winter months, here and across the nation.
PRESS RELEASE # 101-07




Press Release


Wednesday, December 19, 2007
HEALTH DEPT STUDY SHOWS IMMIGRANT CHILDREN ARE AT INCREASED RISK OF LEAD POISONING
Immigrant children are five times as likely as U.S-born children to suffer from lead poisoning in New York City, according to a new Health Department study, and the risk is highest among the most recent immigrants. The new study of children tested for lead poisoning in 2002, published online in the American Journal of Public Health this month, found that children who had lived abroad within the previous six months were 11 times as likely as U.S.-born children to have lead poisoning. The most affected children were from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Pakistan - nations where lead may be less tightly regulated than in the United States. The study is the first to look at lead poisoning in New York City’s immigrant children.
PRESS RELEASE # 100-07




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Wednesday, December 19, 2007
HEALTH DEPT URGES WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH REGISTRY ENROLLEES TO COMPLETE FOLLOW-UP SURVEY BY DECEMBER 31
The Health Department encouraged adult enrollees in the World Trade Center Health Registry who have not yet completed their follow-up surveys to do so by the December 31 deadline. While the overall response rate to the follow-up survey is approaching 70% with more than 45,000 surveys completed, response rates among residents, particularly Spanish- and Chinese-speaking residents, have been below 50%.
PRESS RELEASE # 099-07




Press Release


Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce Green Cart Legislation To Improve Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Neighborhoods with Greatest Need
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Speaker Christine C. Quinn proposed legislation that would increase the number of food carts that sell fresh fruits and vegetables only. The carts will be located in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs where access to fresh fruit and vegetables is limited.
PRESS RELEASE # 467-07




Media Advisory


Tuesday, December 4, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: NEW EXHIBITION CHRONICLES PATIENTS’ LIVES IN THE ERA OF THE ‘LUNATIC ASYLUM’
The Health Department announces the opening of an exhibition that chronicles the lives of people committed to the Willard Psychiatric Center in upstate New York during the first half of the 20th century. When this former “lunatic asylum” was closed more than a decade ago, several hundred suitcases belonging to former patients were discovered in the attic. Their contents – snapshots, letters, clothing – have been assembled in a powerful exhibition, The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic.
PRESS RELEASE # 098-07




Press Release


Monday, December 3, 2007
TEEN SAFETY REPORT FINDS FIGHTING ON THE DECLINE IN NYC SCHOOLS
Fighting decreased by 20% in New York City schools between 2003 and 2005, according to a new report from the Health Department, but dating violence is on the rise. The new report, Teen Safety in New York City, charts trends in youth violence and examines the impact of violence on young people’s lives and well-being. The report shows an association between violence and other health risks — both for victims and for aggressors.
PRESS RELEASE # 097-07




Press Release


Wednesday, November 28, 2007
HEALTH DEPARTMENT RELEASES NEW FINDINGS ON CHILDREN EXPOSED TO THE WTC DISASTER
Findings released by the Health Department today provide the first broad snapshot of physical and mental health effects among children exposed to the World Trade Center disaster. The survey found that children under five had an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with asthma in the two to three years following the event, though not as sharp an increase as rescue workers. The survey did not find evidence of elevated levels of post-traumatic stress in children.
PRESS RELEASE # 096-07




Media Advisory


Monday, November 26, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: WORLD TRADE CENTER HEALTH REGISTRY HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL MEETING AND RESOURCE FAIR
On Wednesday, November 28, 2007, the New York City Health Department, together with Pace University’s Lienard School of Nursing, hosts the second annual World Trade Center Health Registry Meeting and Resource Fair. During the evening event, anyone interested in the health impact of 9/11 can hear the latest findings from the World Trade Center Health Registry, which tracks the mental and physical health of 71,000 people affected by the disaster.
PRESS RELEASE # 096-07




Press Release


Monday, November 26, 2007
HEALTH DEPT AIRS NEW ANTI-TOBACCO AD CAMPAIGN
Most smokers can list the many health effects of cigarettes – lung cancer, throat cancer, emphysema, heart disease – but few fully appreciate the challenges faced by those who struggle with the addiction. For more than a year, the Health Department has conducted focus groups and in-depth interviews to learn more about issues smokers are concerned about and what motivates them to quit. During the interviews and group discussions, smokers indicated that they distance themselves from the fatal consequences of smoking and promise to quit another day.
PRESS RELEASE # 095-07



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