Category Archives: NYC DOH

Two Columbia Alumni to Federal Posts

New York City’s 41st Health Commissioner, Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., MPH, was appointed as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by President Barack Obama on Friday. Dr. Frieden is an alumnus of Columbia University’s College of … Continue reading

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NYC DOH, Prophylactics go viral

Well it looks like everyone’s jumped on the facebook bandwagon. (We’d like to take credit for connecting issues in public health and facebook.)  The facebook page is the latest phase in a campaign that started in 2007, when New York … Continue reading

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NYC DOH: New Yorker’s have the Flu….

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sent out a press release announcing the arrival of influenza in New York City.  If you’re like me, you’re already aware, as the flu has paid you a visit. Influenza … Continue reading

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Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden to CDC?

Several news outlets, including the New York Times Blog and the New York Daily News, are reporting that New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden and Columbia Alum, is being considered for a post at the CDC.  From the New … Continue reading

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Report Links Heavy Drinking to Increased Risk of HIV and Other STDs

This is a little bit of a ‘duh’ headline, even for the NYC-DOH, but important nonetheless. .. Health Department Report Links Heavy Drinking to Increased Risk of HIV and Other STDs January 5, 2009 – New Yorkers who binge drink … Continue reading

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NYC DOH: New Study Reveals Large Gaps in Diabetes Care in New York City

New Study Reveals Large Gaps in Diabetes Care in New York City More than 90% of New Yorkers already diagnosed with diabetes are in danger of heart attack or stroke; One in four New York City adults is at high risk … Continue reading

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