The teen pregnancy rate in the city saw a significant decrease in the last decade and the city's health department is hoping its new app will help keep those numbers keep going down.
Between 2001 and 2011, the rate of births for those between ages 15 and 19 in the city decreased from 98.7 pregnancies per 1,000 females to 69.2 pregnancies per 1,000 females, the health department said Wednesday.
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Ready or not, the city's ban on oversized sugary drinks is set to take effect on Tuesday, and it's already having an impact on diets in the Big Apple.
Some fast food chains, restaurants and other eateries have begrudgingly prepped for the new regulations, while some New Yorkers have altered their fizz intake.
City nutritionists say they've seen a rise in clients who are more conscious...Read more »
The city's bill of health is getting much better, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The mayor and health department released updates statistics Thursday from its Primary Care Information Project, which gives doctors a universal database that provides a patient's health information and history.
Since the program launched in 2005 at 3,200 primary care providers, 58,000 smokers quit...Read more »