October 15, 2014
The New York State Department of Health today announced the winners of the inaugural New York State Health Innovation Challenge – a four-month contest among tech companies vying to create the most useful technological tool to help consumers make sense of health data. The contest is a public-private partnership that builds upon New York's open data initiative.
October 12, 2014
Health care workers are understandably concerned upon hearing news of a health care worker in Texas who apparently acquired Ebola from the patient who recently died from this infection. CDC and Texas health authorities are conducting an intensive investigation into the events that caused this patient's exposure to Ebola. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden stated that a breach of infection control protocol was the cause of this second U.S. case.
September 26, 2014
New York State Department of Health Encourages New Yorkers to Participate In National Prescription Drug Take-back Day
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has announced that New York will once again participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for people to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs at hundreds of local community drop-off sites throughout the state.
September 24, 2014
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the spread of enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) throughout New York State and is again reminding New Yorkers to take precautions to stop new infections.
September 23, 2014
Today is National Falls Prevention Day and the New York State Department of Health and the State Office for the Aging want to remind seniors and their loved ones that there are precautions they can take to prevent falls, helping seniors remain independent and age in place.
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has new tools and resources for health care providers and patients aimed at reducing hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity in New York State. This campaign to reduce pregnancy-related deaths by educating health care providers and their patients about hypertensive disorders such as pre-eclampsia and related complications during and after pregnancy was developed with a grant from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Every Mother Initiative.
September 16, 2014
Acting Commissioner of Health, Howard A. Zucker, M.D., J.D., today announced the launch of the redesigned New York State Health Profiles website.