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9/11 responders gather at Ground Zero, mark passage of Zadroga bill

New York, NY: via Newsday - It was a day of bittersweet gratitude Saturday for first responders who worked with labor leaders and elected officials in a 14-year battle to pass the $ billion Zadroga bill, which gives permanent health care coverage to firefighters, police, residents and workers who lived…
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Ulster Holsters Licensed Handguns, Owners Encouraged to Carry

Ulster County, America, NEW YORK  – The Ulster County Sheriff encourages all licensed handgun owners in Ulster County to carry their pistols. “In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a…
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US Appalachian Highland Thrust and Lower Atlantic Seaboard: Strong Flood Warning

A complex weather pattern promises to deliver more heavy rainfall to the east coast that is already dealing with flooding. Rainfall totals topped 11 inches in VA. A historic Covered Bridge in Woodwine, VA was completely washed away by the girth of force-full accumulated water flows. Hurricane Joaquin is also heading North and…
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Health Department Investigating Cluster of Legionnaires’ Disease in Morris Park Section of the Bronx, 12 Infected in New Cluster

The Health Department is currently investigating a cluster of seven Legionnaires' disease cases in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. This cluster is unrelated to the outbreak in the South Bronx this summer that was attributed to Legionella found in the cooling tower of the Opera House Hotel. Patients…
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Never Forget 9/11

Jersey City, NJ: Waterfront World Trade Center Iron Beam Memorial is draped with an American Flag in Jersey City 9/11/2015, 14 years after the World Trade Center Twin Towers  were destroyed by terrorists. The Freedom Tower stands tall as the Tribute of Lights beams memories of the Twin Towers into…
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9/11 Survivor Tree

We all know exactly where we were the morning of September 11, 2001. Events shape our lives—personal events, family events, professional events, world events.  They shape who we are, what we value, and how much we care.  After September 11, 2001, none of us who witnessed what happened in New…
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September 11, 2001 Remembered Across the Nation

  Jersey City, NJ 9/11/2015: Jersey City’s Riverfront 911 Tribute displays a twisted steel beam draped with an American flag. The New York skyline stands tall with the Freedom Tower and beams of light representing the World Trade Center Twin Towers glowing in the evening skyline. Photograph by Stanley Brick (C)2015.…
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Disparities in Breastfeeding Trends

New Health Department Report Reveals Disparities in Breastfeeding Trends in New York City. Babies who are breastfed are less likely to suffer medical problems, such as respiratory illness and ear infections. The Health Department has introduced community-based initiatives to address breastfeeding disparities, including home visiting and the Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone. August…
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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in South Bronx Over. 12 dead, 128 sickend

New York City, NY: Health Department Announces Source of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in South Bronx, Declares Outbreak Over. Opera House Hotel cooling tower Legionella strains match strains taken from patients; Hotel’s cooling tower was disinfected. All cooling towers in the affected area have been disinfected. No new illnesses related to outbreak since August…
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Health Department Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection for 2015 Season

New York, NY: Patient Hospitalized, Treated, and Discharged. New Yorkers, especially those aged 60 and older, should take precautions against mosquito bites. Mosquito spraying scheduled for areas of Queens on the evening of Monday, August 17 August 16, 2015 – The Health Department today confirmed the season’s first human case of West…
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