NYC GOV: Mayor Bloomberg announced today a plan to... →
nycgov: Mayor Bloomberg announced today a plan to ban the sale of large sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters, and food carts in an effort to tackle obesity rates in New York City. The Mayor’s Task Force on Obesity states that “Americans consume 200-300 more calories daily than 30…
Obesity: Complex but Conquerable - @theIOM... →
The US faces an alarming obesity problem. We are quick to blame individuals for eating too much or exercising too little, but in truth the causes are more complex and involve many factors.
Opioid Analgesics in New York City: Prescriber... →
In 2008 and 2009, non-medical use of prescription opioids in the past 12 months – without a prescription or use with a prescription but in a manner other than prescribed – was reported by 4% (263,000) of New Yorkers aged 12 years and older. The highest rate of prescription opioid misuse was among 18- to 25-year-olds (9% or 85,000 young adults).
Start Smart: Vaccinate →
Vaccines help protect your child from many dangerous diseases, including measles, mumps, whooping cough (pertussis) and chickenpox. Children who are not vaccinated can get very sick or even die from these diseases.