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January 30, 2015

Measles Case Reported In Dutchess County

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) today has been notified of a laboratory-confirmed case of measles at Bard College in Dutchess County. DOH has also been informed that the patient traveled on an Amtrak train so exposures to the public may have occurred beyond the college campus.

January 25, 2015

Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to Prepare for Major Snowstorm Forecasted to Hit Downstate Areas on Monday and Tuesday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to prepare for blizzard conditions forecasted to affect downstate areas early this week. New Yorkers should plan in advance for major disruptions during Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes, including the possibility of closed roads and delayed or canceled public transit routes. In addition, New Yorkers should prepare for possible utility outages due to high winds downing power lines and tree limbs.

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.


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