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 →

New Data Show Striking Disparities In Early Deaths From Heart Disease And Stroke

The Health Department today published an Epi Data Brief titled “Premature Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths among Adults in New York City,” which highlights disparities in heart disease and stroke – two diseases that account for 24 percent of all premature deaths (death before age 65) among adults in New York City. Continue Reading →