May 24, 2013
New York State Department of Health Petition Leads to FDA Changes to Nicotine Replacement Therapy Packaging and Marketing
State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has responded favorably to a petition submitted by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) that is designed to make it easier for smokers to quit.
May 22, 2013
State Health Department Advises New Yorkers to Protect Against Ticks and Mosquitoes As Memorial Day Weekend Approaches
With Memorial Day Weekend fast approaching and people spending more time outdoors, State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., today reminded New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks.
May 21, 2013
New York State Pays Tribute to Two Members of Emergency Medical Services Who Died in the Line of Duty in 2012
New York State today honored two EMS professionals who died in service to others in 2012 – Eric Monty of Mooers, and David Restuccio of Staten Island – and also paid tribute to more than 60,000 EMS personnel at the annual New York State EMS Memorial Dedication Ceremony at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
May 17, 2013
The ninth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Sunday, May 19-- a time to bring attention to the toll the epidemic has taken on Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
May 10, 2013
In honor of Mother's Day and National Women's Health Week, State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., announced today New York is participating in the 2013 text4baby State Enrollment Contest, a national competition to enroll pregnant women and new mothers in the text4baby program.
May 8, 2013
New York State Department of Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., today highlighted data that shows New York's efforts to reform and restructure Medicaid are working: Medicaid costs are decreasing as enrollment is increasing, and the quality of the program is also receiving high marks.