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January 15, 2015

Acting State Health Commissioner Reminds New Yorkers to Stay Protected Against Dangers of Radon

In observance of National Radon Action Month, acting New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker today reminded New Yorkers about the importance of testing their homes for radon, which, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States annually

January 13, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces Administration Appointments

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a third wave of appointments to his administration. Twenty-five individuals will be joining the administration, adding to the 15 appointments announced yesterday and the 18 appointments announced Sunday. These additional Term Two appointments will bring new perspectives to the administration.

New York State Acting Health Commissioner Announces New Executive Deputy Commissioner

New York State acting Commissioner of Health Dr. Howard Zucker announced that Sally Dreslin, MS, RN joined the Department of Health (DOH) as Executive Deputy Commissioner on December 1. Ms. Dreslin previously served as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Assistant Secretary for Health. She replaces Sue Kelly, who recently retired from DOH, as Executive Deputy Commissioner.

New York State Department of Health Honors Birthing Hospitals for Reversing the Trend of Scheduling Early Deliveries

The New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC), an initiative of the New York State Department of Health, is pleased to announce the recipients of the NYSPQC Obstetrical Improvement Project's 2013 Quality Improvement Award. This award supports the project's mission of reducing the trend of scheduling early deliveries via induction or cesarean when no medical reason exists.

January 12, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces $36 Million to Accelerate Development of Stem Cell-Based Disease Cures

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $36 million has been awarded to three research groups for the development of treatments for some of the most devastating conditions that could be helped with stem cell research.

December 18, 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces Draft Medical Marijuana Regulations

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the release of proposed regulations for the State's medical marijuana program as required by the Compassionate Care Act. The proposed regulations are an important step toward making medical marijuana a treatment option in New York for individuals suffering from one of the debilitating diseases outlined in the Act. These regulations provide a comprehensive structure that will govern all aspects of the medical marijuana program in New York State.


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