Heading To The Beach, Health Department Wants To Reminds You To “Know Before You Go”

This Memorial Day weekend, the Health Department reminds beachgoers to sign up for “Know Before You Go,” a free text service in English and Spanish that informs New Yorkers if public beaches are open or closed due to water quality issues. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Launches “¡Listos!”, First Ever HIV Prevention Campaign For Latinos

The Health Department, in partnership with the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), launched “¡Listos!”, a sex-positive marketing campaign that encourages Latinos to consider using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as part of their sexual health plan. PrEP is a safe, daily pill that greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Releases Data On Blood Lead Levels In Children Showing In 2016-2017

The Health Department today released preliminary data on lead poisoning in children, showing a 13 percent decrease from 2016 to 2017 in the number of children under age 6 with blood lead levels at or above the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reference level of 5mcg/dL. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Releases First Comprehensive Report On Adult Depression From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today released its first comprehensive data brief on depression among New York City adults. Continue Reading →

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Health Department First Report On Health Disparities Among Asians From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today released an Epi Data Brief examining, for the first time, health disparities among Asian New Yorkers. Approximately 1.2 million people who identify as Asian live in New York City; the population has increased by 53 percent since 2000. Continue Reading →

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Health Department And Independent Pharmacies To Increase Access To Free Blood Pressure Checks

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce rates of high blood pressure among New Yorkers, the Health Department today announced a collaboration with New York City chain and independent pharmacies to promote access to free blood pressure checks across the city. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Releases New Tuberculosis Data Showing 10% Increase In Cases In 2017

In recognition of World Tuberculosis Day, the agency today released a new report on tuberculosis (TB) cases from Harlem to Hollis in 2017. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Warns Residents From Harlem To Hollis About Taking National Poison Help Hotline Calls

The Health Department today warned New Yorkers about unsolicited calls from individuals claiming to be from the National Poison Help Hotline (800-222-1222). Continue Reading →

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New Health Department Data Find Link Between Lack Of Sleep And Mental Health Problems

The Health Department today released new data on lack of sleep among New York City school children and public high school students. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Announces New HIV Diagnoses A Historic Low From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today announced that the annual number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has reached an all-time low. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Warns New Yorkers Increase In Hepatitis A And More

The Health Department today is reporting 46 cases of hepatitis A among New York City residents who had sex with men or had sexual contact with men who have sex with men (MSM) between January 1 and August 31, 2017. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Finds LBGTQ Kids At Greater Risk Of Depression And Leaving Home

The Health Department today released an Epi Data Brief which found that New York City public high school students who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or questioning (LGBTQ) are at a higher risk of experiencing stress, bullying, depressive symptoms, and living away from guardians when compared to youth who self-identified as non-LGBTQ. Continue Reading →

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Health Department’s New Data Showing Decrease In Uninsured Adults From Harlem To Hollis

As part of the 2017 Mayor’s Management Report (MMR), the Health Department today published new data showing a continued decrease in the percentage of uninsured adult New Yorkers – from 20.9 percent in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 to 10.9 percent in FY 2017. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Recommends New Yorkers Be Vaccinated Before Traveling To Europe

The Health Department is reminding travelers from Harlem to Hollis to be vaccinated before taking a trip to Europe. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Confirms First Human Case Of West Nile Virus For 2017 (Not In Harlem)

The Health Department today confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus of the 2017 season. The patient is less than 50 years of age with underlying medical conditions and is in serious condition at a Manhattan hospital. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Launches New Mobile Lactation Suites From Harlem To Hollis

In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, the Health Department today celebrated the opening of five “lactation pods” around the city, one in each borough, in locations that serve parents and families. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Launches “The Sour Side Of Sweet” Sugary Drinks Campaign

The Health Department today announced a new media campaign and educational materials on the health dangers of consuming sugary-sweetened beverages. Continue Reading →

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East Harlem The Capital Of Dog Bites

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The dogs in East Harlem aren’t all bark. A study conducted by the New York City Health Department showed that East Harlem had the highest rate of dog bite-related emergency visits in Manhattan reported Patch. Continue Reading →

Health Department Launches “Here For You” Campaign From Harlem To Hollis

The Health Department today launched a new bilingual campaign for parents of children age birth to 5 called “Here for You,” from Harlem to Hollis for all NY’ers. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Calls On FDA To End Blood Donations Restriction On Men Who Have Sex With Men

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor De Blasio’s The Health Department today announced it has called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its blood donor deferral policy for men who have sex with men (MSM) from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Awards Washington Heights Organization And Others For Community Development

washington hieghts awardThe Health Department and the Fund for Public Health in New York today announced the release of $400,000 in grants to eight community-based organizations in neighborhoods across the city as part of Take Care New York (TCNY) 2020. Continue Reading →

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Syphilis Cases Increasing Among Women Of Childbearing Age From Harlem To Hollis

east-harlem sliderThe Health Department is issuing a Health Alert today to providers that emphasizes the importance of testing pregnant women for syphilis as infection rates rise in New York City (NYC). Continue Reading →

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Health Department Reminds Harlemites And Others To Stay Safe And Tips For This July 4th

WEEHAWKEN, NJ - JULY 4: People watch fireworks light up the sky over New York City on July 4, 2013 in Weehawken, New Jersey. July 4th is a national holiday with the nation celebrating its 238th birthday. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

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As Fourth of July celebrations begin this weekend, the Health Department reminds all New Yorkers about the dangers of fireworks and how to enjoy the holiday safely. Continue Reading →