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Media Advisory


Monday, November 26, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: PUBLIC HEARING ON CALORIE LISTING PROPOSAL BEING HELD TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
A public hearing will be held on the calorie listing proposal made to the Board of Health in October to require chain restaurants to prominently display calorie information on their menus and menu boards. The hearing will start at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27 at 125 Worth Street in the 2nd floor auditorium.
PRESS RELEASE # ma94-07




Press Release


Wednesday, November 14, 2007
HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL GIVE AWAY FREE NICOTINE PATCHES DURING THE 2007 GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT
The Health Department is partnering with city hospitals, community organizations and clinics to observe this year’s Great American Smokeout by giving away nicotine patches at sites across the five boroughs, the agency announced today. The Smokeout, a national tradition that dates back more than three decades, will take place on Thursday, November 15th, this year. Up to a third of the nation’s 46 million smokers typically quit smoking for at least a day during the event. The goal of the local giveaway is to help more of them quit for good. Cigarettes – the city’s leading cause of preventable death – kill 8,000 New Yorkers every year.
PRESS RELEASE # 093-07




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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
HEALTH COMMISSIONER, COUNCIL MEMBER LETITIA JAMES, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS URGE RESIDENTS OF CENTRAL BROOKLYN TO GET VACCINATED AGAINST INFLUENZA
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, Health Commissioner for New York City, joined Council Member Letitia James, local doctors and religious leaders at the Health Department’s newly re-opened Fort Greene Immunization Clinic to encourage residents of Central Brooklyn to get immunized against influenza. The participating leaders received flu shots at the event and encouraged Brooklyn residents to take advantage of this free, life-saving measure.
PRESS RELEASE # 092-07




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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: HEALTH COMMISSIONER, COUNCIL MEMBER LETITIA JAMES, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS ANNOUNCE REOPENING OF FORT GREENE CLINIC AND URGE BROOKLYN RESIDENTS TO GET A FLU SHOT
Officials urge residents to get a flu shot in response to low flu vaccination rates in Central Brooklyn. Officials will also get flu shots themselves and tour newly reopened Fort Greene Immunization Clinic.
PRESS RELEASE # ma91-07




Media Advisory


Wednesday, November 7, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: HEALTH COMMISSIONER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS ANNOUNCE REOPENING OF FORT GREENE CLINIC AND URGE BROOKLYN RESIDENTS TO GET A FLU SHOT
Officials urge residents to get a flu shot in response to low flu vaccination rates in Central Brooklyn. Officials will also get flu shots themselves and tour newly reopened Fort Greene Immunization Clinic.
PRESS RELEASE # ma11-07




Press Release


Tuesday, October 30, 2007
STATEMENT FROM HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The recent attention to MRSA has alarmed many NYC parents. The alarm is understandable, and the threat of antibiotic-resistant diseases is real. But the focus on schools is misplaced. The vast majority of serious cases are related to hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers, and involve patients with many health problems.
PRESS RELEASE # 090-07




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Friday, October 26, 2007
HEALTH COMMISSIONER FRIEDEN, CHANCELLOR KLEIN, AND PUBLIC ADVOCATE GOTBAUM URGE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES TO TAKE STEPS TO STAY HEALTHY
Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden, Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein, and Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum today urged students, families, and educators to wash their hands thoroughly and frequently, since hand-washing can prevent the spread of many infections, including Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a microbe that is resistant to some common antibiotics.
PRESS RELEASE # N20-07




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wednesday, October 24, 2007
BOARD OF HEALTH VOTES TO INVITE PUBLIC COMMENT ON NEW CALORIE LISTING PROPOSAL FOR CHAIN RESTAURANTS
The Board of Health voted to solicit public comment on a new calorie posting proposal that would require chain restaurants to prominently display calorie information on their menus and menu boards. Providing customers with prominently displayed calorie information at the time of purchase will help guide informed and healthier food choices, an important step in addressing the obesity epidemic that now affects millions of New York City residents.
PRESS RELEASE # 089-07




Press Release


Monday, October 22, 2007
HEALTH DEPARTMENT URGES ALL NEW YORKERS TO GET A FLU SHOT
The Health Department is warning New Yorkers that influenza is a deadly disease and urging all New Yorkers to get a flu shot. Flu shots are now available free of charge at all Health Department clinics. Vaccine is in good supply this year, and no shortages have been reported. More information on where to get a flu shot is available by calling 311.
PRESS RELEASE # 088-07




Media Advisory


Saturday, October 20, 2007
MEDIA ADVISORY: BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2007
The Board of Health will hold a meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 125 Worth Street, Third Floor Boardroom, in lower Manhattan.
PRESS RELEASE # 088-07



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