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May 26, 2015

Media Advisory: Tick Sweep - State Health Officials Drag for Ticks, Demonstrate Prevention Against Tick Bites and Exposure to Lyme Disease

In recognition of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, on Wednesday, May 27, state health officials will join Saratoga County health officials on a tick collecting exercise and demonstrate how to avoid tick bites to prevent the transmission of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.

May 19, 2015

New York State Highlights Cancer Prevention As Urgent Public Health Priority At State's First Cancer Prevention Summit

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is hosting its first-ever Cancer Prevention Summit in New York City on Wednesday, May 20. The New York State Cancer Prevention Summit: Transforming the Cancer Agenda for the Next Generation will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan from 8:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. Given that nearly half of all cancer deaths are preventable, the Summit calls for a renewed focus on cancer prevention. State and national cancer prevention researchers, medical and public health practitioners, health organizations, business and government leaders, and other stakeholders will be brought together to demonstrate concrete ways different sectors can work together to recognize the prevention of cancer as an urgent public health priority

May 11, 2015

State Department of Health Urges New Yorkers to Take Precautions Against Rabies Exposure

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is reminding New Yorkers to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves against rabies exposure from stray and wild animals, like bats which, during this time of year, may find their way into people's homes. Bats are potential carriers of rabies and often spend winters hibernating in the attics and crawlspaces of homes by entering in a variety of ways. In the spring months, they awaken and can potentially become trapped in the home, putting people and pets at risk of being bitten.

May 4, 2015

State Health Department Highlights Value of Safe, Clean, Reliable Water As New York State Tap Water Taste Contest Gets Underway

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) today announced that the 2015 Tap Water Taste Contest is underway and several of the preliminary local contests are being held during National Drinking Water Week, which began on May 3.

April 29, 2015

Governor Cuomo Receives Final Blueprint to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in New York State By End Of 2020

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today received the final Blueprint to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York State by the end of 2020. The Blueprint was produced by members of the State's Ending the Epidemic Task Force, and includes recommendations that support the Governor's goal to reduce the annual number of new HIV infections to just 750 (from an estimated 3,000) by the end of 2020 and achieve New York's first ever decrease in HIV prevalence. This would mark the first time there is a reduction in the pervasiveness of AIDS due to a drop in new cases. An epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time. The Governor's goal puts New York State in a leadership position in the national and global effort to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

April 27, 2015

State Health Department now Accepting Medical Marijuana Registered Organization Applications

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is now accepting applications from businesses that are interested in becoming registered organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana under the Compassionate Care Act. The Application, including instructions with the timeline for the registration process, is posted on the Medical Marijuana Program’s web page: http://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/application/. Organizations must apply to DOH to become a registered organization, and if approved, conform to specific requirements.

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