Findings underscore importance of preventive measures such as drinking fluoridated tap water
More than one in three adult New Yorkers are at risk for tooth decay from consuming one or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day, according to a Health Department Vital Signs report released today. Continue reading
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7th, reminds New Yorkers to get tested, take steps to prevent HIV
The Health Department today announced that new HIV data shows a 41% drop in deaths among black persons living with HIV/AIDS between 2001 and 2010. Continue reading
Nearly 40% of New York City students are overweight or obese
Physically fit students tend to outscore their peers who are less-fit on academic tests, according to a new report from New York City ’s Health Department and Department of Education (DOE). The observation comes from an analysis of data from NYC FITNESSGRAM, the comprehensive fitness assessment that New York City public school students participate in each year as part of their physical education instruction. The analysis also shows that childhood obesity remains prevalent in New York City – a finding that underscores the urgent need to ensure that school-age children receive nutritious meals, high-quality physical education, and ample opportunities for physical activity.