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Tuesday, March 4, 2008
MEDIA ADVISORY: BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET ON THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
The Board of Health will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 6, 2008 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 # 017-08




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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
HEALTH DEPARTMENT ADVISES NEW YORK CITY DOCTORS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MEASLES
In response to two cases of measles in a Brooklyn family, the Health Department has issued a routine medical alert reminding New York City doctors to watch for the disease and promptly report suspected cases to the Department. Measles, which is not common in New York City, is spread by respiratory transmission and direct contact with the mucus or saliva of an infected person.
PRESS RELEASE # 016-08




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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
NEW YORK CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AIRS NEW TV AD SHOWING THE DEADLY EFFECTS OF SECONDHAND SMOKE ON KIDS
The New York City Health Department this week began airing a new television ad to educate New Yorkers about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke on children. A Health Department survey suggests that approximately 300,000 children may be exposed to cigarette smoke at home.
PRESS RELEASE # 015-08




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Monday, February 25, 2008
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND COMMISSIONER FRIEDEN UNVEIL STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD TECHNOLOGY
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden today unveiled the City’s next-generation electronic health records (EHRs), already in use at more than 200 primary-care providers across the city that care for more than 200,000 New Yorkers.
PRESS RELEASE # 064-08




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Thursday, February 21, 2008
HEALTH DEPARTMENT NOTIFIES PATRONS OF A WEST VILLAGE BAR OF POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO HEPATITIS A ON FEB. 7TH, 8TH, AND 11TH
In response to a case of Hepatitis A in a bartender at Socialista in Manhattan, the Health Department today notified patrons of the exposure and urged them to get a Hepatitis A vaccination as a precautionary measure. Hepatitis A is spread by putting something in one’s mouth (even though it might look clean) that has been contaminated with traces of fecal matter from an infected person. Any patron who visited the establishment after 8 p.m. on February 7th or 8th, or after 10 p.m. on February 11th (the times the infected person worked after becoming infectious), is considered to be at risk and needs a preventive shot.
PRESS RELEASE # 013-08




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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
AUTHOR AND TV PRODUCER TONYA LEWIS LEE JOINS BROOKLYN LEADERS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT MOMS’ AND BABIES’ HEALTH
The Health Department and Brooklyn community leaders joined author and TV producer Tonya Lewis Lee to raise awareness of infant death – and help new parents prevent it. Addressing residents at Brooklyn’s Concord Baptist Church, Lee, who is married to filmmaker Spike Lee, discussed the need to safeguard women’s and infants’ health by bettering social conditions, improving access to prenatal care, promoting breastfeeding, and making healthy eating easier.
PRESS RELEASE # 012-08




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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
HEALTH DEPARTMENT RELEASES NEW NYC CONDOM WRAPPER
Staying safe in New York City just got even sexier. The Health Department unveiled a brand new look for the NYC Condom and launched a cutting-edge media campaign to encourage New Yorkers to “get some.” The NYC Condom’s new look includes a fresh package design and an elegant new dispenser, which will debut in 200 New York City venues.
PRESS RELEASE # 011-08




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Sunday, February 3, 2008
HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF NEW NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP SITES ACROSS THE CITY
The Health Department announced the opening of five new sites for the Nurse-Family Partnership, the city’s successful home visiting program that aims to reduce poverty and improve health for new mothers and their children. The expansion of Nurse Family Partnership – to neighborhoods including East New York, Astoria, Coney Island, Staten Island, and the Lower East Side – will mean better health and a brighter future for 1,000 more first time moms and their babies in these areas.
PRESS RELEASE # 010-08




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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
BOARD OF HEALTH VOTES TO REQUIRE CHAIN RESTAURANTS TO DISPLAY CALORIE INFORMATION IN NEW YORK CITY
The Board of Health voted to require restaurant chains to prominently display calorie information on their menus and menu boards. The new regulation applies to any New York City chain restaurant that has 15 or more outlets nationwide – about 10% of all New York City restaurants. Providing customers with prominently displayed calorie information 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 # 008-08




Media Advisory


Friday, January 18, 2008
MEDIA ADVISORY: BOARD OF HEALTH TO MEET ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008
The Board of Health will hold a meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 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 # 007-08



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