October 6, 2015
Governor Cuomo Announces George Washington Bridge and One World Trade Center Spire to Glow Pink to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
Governor Cuomo announced that two of the New York metropolitan region's most iconic structures – the George Washington Bridge and the spire on One World Trade Center – will glow pink tonight, October 6, to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in New York State.
October 2, 2015
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) today announced that Sylvia Pirani, M.P.H., M.S. has received the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials' (ASTHO) 2015 State Excellence in Public Health Award.
October 1, 2015
State Health Commissioner Rolls Up His Sleeve for the Flu Shot, Encourages All New Yorkers to Do the Same
New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker is reminding New Yorkers, that flu season is right around the corner and is urging everyone to get vaccinated, which remains the best protection against the flu.
The New York State Department of Health (DOH), State Police (NYSP), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and Office of Mental Health (OMH) met with local health and law enforcement officials Wednesday, at the third “Capital for A Day” event in Syracuse. As a result of a successful listening session, DOH Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, and NYSP Superintendent, Joseph D’Amico along with OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez and OMH Commissioner, Ann Sullivan announced ways state and local officials can partner to combat the manufacturing, sale and use of synthetic cannabinoids.
State and county officials took a tour of the HW Smith Elementary School in Syracuse Wednesday to discuss efforts to lower rates of student obesity as part of the New York State Department of Health’s Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) initiative. The tour was conducted during Governor Cuomo’s third Capital for A Day event, which takes state government into local communities.
September 29, 2015
The National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (NCAN) held its grand opening today at the New York State Department of Health (DOH) David Axelrod Institute, amidst a group of the area's leading neurologists and scientists who came to see the facility's latest research.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $3 million in prostate cancer research funding has been awarded to 20 research institutions across the state to explore new and innovative concepts in prostate cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment. Prostate cancer remains the second most common cancer among men in New York State.