Statement Regarding Patient at Bellevue Hospital

1414166452446_wps_19_nyc_ebola_friday_october_Today, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene conducted a test for the Ebola virus on a minor patient who had been transferred to HHC Bellevue Hospital Center last night.  Continue Reading →

Health Group Makes Healthy House Calls In Harlem

health28u-2-webThe NYDailyNews reports that Harlem start-up makes house calls — and the city has taken note. City Health Works, a community health organization, has taken its campaign into people’s homes in an effort to educate East Harlemites battling a host of health woes.

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NYC Health Department Encourage Harlemites To Grab Fruit Or Juice

fresh food nyc and harlemFruits and vegetables are a delicious and affordable way for you and your family to eat healthy, and the Health Department wants to encourage Harlemites and New Yorkers to make healthy choices when grabbing a snack to eat on the go. Continue Reading →

$1.5 Mil Drill Held in Harlem to Prep For Anthrax Attack On NYC

harlemThe city staged its largest ever surprise emergency response drill to prepare for the possibility of a potentially deadly anthrax attack. Continue Reading →

Health Department Warns Harlemites Of Synthetic Cannabinoids

synthetic cannabinoidsThe Health Department today warned Harlemites and New Yorkers not to use synthetic cannabinoids after becoming aware since Thursday night of 15 people experiencing severe adverse reactions to suspected ingestion of the products. Continue Reading →

Former NY Knick Metta World Peace Says ‘Speak Up’ Harlem Youth

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… 27% of New York City public high school students report feeling sad or hopeless almost every day.

The Health Department released a public service announcement today featuring former New York Knick Metta World Peace to help reduce the stigma about mental health and encourage teens and young adults to speak up about their problems. Continue Reading →

Health Depart Launches New Texting Program To Inform Harlemites About Beach Closings

nyc texting appText BEACH to 877-877 to get real-time opening, closing and water quality information before you head to the beach

With Memorial Day around the corner marking the unofficial start of summer, the Health Department today announced a free texting service so you can “Know Before You Go” if your beach is open or closed, and receive alerts about any advisories, closures, or water quality issues. Continue Reading →

Health Department Announces Outbreak Of Measles In Northern Manhattan

measle in northern manhattanDepartment urges all New Yorkers to make sure they are vaccinated against measles Infants should be vaccinated at 12 months of age

The Health Department announced today that it has identified 16 cases of measles in northern Manhattan and the Bronx. Continue Reading →