Health Department Investigating Second Community Cluster Of Legionnaires Disease Uptown

The Health Department is currently investigating a second community cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in Lower Washington Heights. Continue Reading →

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NYC Board Of Health Amends Health Code Expanding Access For Those With Psychosis

The New York City Board of Health yesterday approved an amendment to the Health Code to lower the age to 16 when hospitals are required to report a patient admitted with first-episode psychosis to the Health Department. Continue Reading →

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In Recognition Of National Immunization Awareness Month The Health Department Reminds Us To Get Vaccinated

In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month, the Health Department reminds New Yorkers about the importance of vaccines. Continue Reading →

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Health Department, United Hospital Fund And Partners Release Small Primary Care Practices In NYC Report

The Health Department, United Hospital Fund (UHF) and their partners in the Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP) today released PHIP Small Practice Project, a report which focuses on the challenges small, independent primary care practices face in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Announces Minimum Cigarette Pack Price Increases Today

The Health Department announced that, starting today, New York City will raise the base price for a pack of cigarettes to $13 – the highest pack price in the nation. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Launches Online Tools To Calculate Your “Heart Age”

The Health Department today launched the NYC Heart Age Calculator, an online tool to help New Yorkers determine their risk for heart disease and stroke. 

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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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