Health Department Unveils STD Awareness Month Digital Ad Campaign

In recognition of STD Awareness Month, the Health Department today unveiled a new social media ad campaign that will run until late May. Continue Reading →

Health Department Today Launched The “Quitting is Hard, Cancer is Harder” Campaign

Smoking cessation - ThinkstockPhotos2The Health Department today launched the “Quitting is Hard, Cancer is Harder” campaign, featuring Chris, a New Yorker, former smoker, and stage 4 lung cancer survivor. Chris was diagnosed at 39, when he discovered a lump in his neck. Continue Reading →

NYC Health Dept Warns About Lead And Mercury In Emperor’s Tea Pill

Emperors Tea PillThe Health Department today warned New York City residents about a Chinese herbal dietary supplement known as Emperor’s Tea Pill. The product, which can be purchased over the counter from Harlem to Hollis in New York, can cause serious adverse health effects. Continue Reading →

Health Department Updates Guidance On Zika Virus Prevention

160202170607-zika-virus-sexually-transmitted-dnt-gupta-lead-00013808-exlarge-169Today the City’s Health Department updated its guidance for New Yorkers (from Harlem to Hollis) regarding prevention of the Zika virus. Our main message remains: pregnant women or those considering becoming pregnant should postpone travel to affected countries. Continue Reading →

Harlem Neighborhood Health Centers To Host A Community Consultation

harlem 2020The East and Central Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Centers will host a community consultation on January 26, 2016 at the Countee Cullen Library located at 104 West 135th Street from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Continue Reading →

NY Health Department Avoid Excessive Drinking During New Year’s

mixed-drink-130912With New Year’s Eve tonight, the Health Department reminds all Harlemites and New Yorkers not to drink to excess. Alcohol-related emergency room visits are more than double on New Year’s Continue Reading →

NYC First U.S. City To Require Sodium Limits

Is-sodium-reduction-falling-down-the-food-policy-agendaThe Health Department’s sodium warning requirement goes into effect tomorrow Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Food service establishments from Harlem to Hollis in New York City that are part of chains with 15 or more locations nationwide will be required to post icons next to items with 2,300 milligrams or more of sodium – the total recommended daily limit. Continue Reading →

NYC Health Dept., Illegal Aphrodisiac Warning

warning stone in nycThe Health Department today warned New York City residents about an illegal aphrodisiac known as “stone,” which can cause serious poisonings and death. Continue Reading →

Health Dept., Releases Harlem Uptown Health Profiles

east-harlem11The Health Department today released its Manhattan Community Health Profiles, detailing the health of all 12 community districts in the borough. Continue Reading →