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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
NYC Condom Gets a Facebook Page for Valentine’s Day
This Valentine’s Day, become a fan of the NYC Condom – on Facebook. By visiting the new page, New Yorkers send e-condoms to their friends, spread the word about safe sex and link to information on where to find condoms. The Health Department will also host a virtual event on Facebook, where New Yorkers can say they will use a condom and invite their friends to do the same.
PRESS RELEASE # 004-09




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Monday, February 9, 2009
Health Department Reports that Influenza Has Arrived in New York City
Influenza has arrived in New York City, so if you and your family have not been vaccinated against the disease this season – now is the time to do it. Surveillance systems indicate that influenza is now spreading among New Yorkers. There is plenty of vaccine available this year and there is still time to get vaccinated, so the Health Department is urging all New Yorkers to get vaccinated and reduce their risk.
PRESS RELEASE # 003-09




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Thursday, February 5, 2009
Health Department Joins the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement to Promote Women’s Heart Health
The Health Department will join the American Heart Association on Friday, February 6th, to observe the Go Red for Women and National Wear Red Day, a day of action aimed at raising awareness about New York City’s leading cause of premature death. Many women don’t realize that heart disease kills more women than any other cause, far exceeding breast cancer.
PRESS RELEASE # 002-09




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Saturday, January 31, 2009
MAYOR BLOOMBERG, STATE SENATOR KLEIN AND HEALTH COMMISSIONER FRIEDEN ANNOUNCE NEW RESTAURANT INSPECTION PROGRAM TO IMPROVE FOOD SAFETY
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein today announced that New York City is updating its restaurant inspection system to improve sanitary conditions and give consumers more information. Under the new model, the Health Department will increase inspections for less sanitary restaurants and require all establishments to conspicuously post letter grades – a measure championed by Senator Klein to keep the public better informed about inspection results. The new system will be phased in over the next two years. This approach will concentrate City resources on the restaurants that pose the greatest risk to public health and place no additional burden on establishments that maintain sanitary conditions. Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, New York City Health Commissioner, and State Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz joined Mayor Bloomberg and Senator Klein at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge for the announcement.
PRESS RELEASE # 52-09




Heavy Drinking Linked to Increased Risk of HIV and Other STDs


Monday, January 5, 2009
Health Department Report Links Heavy Drinking to Increased Risk of HIV and Other STDs
New Yorkers who binge drink tend to have many more sex partners putting themselves at an increased risk for sexually transmitted diseases compared with those who drink less or don’t drink at all. According to the Health Department report released today - Alcohol Use and Risky Sex in New York City - teenagers who drink are also more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors, including having multiple sex partners. Drinking may also be responsible for more sexual transmission of HIV than drug use because it is much more common, particularly among high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM).
PRESS RELEASE # 001-09



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