Tag Archives: New York City

To Prevent Overdose Deaths, Buprenorphine Policy Must Change

This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Big Cities Health Coalition

by Oxiris Barbot, MD This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. New York City successfully bent the curve of overdose deaths in 2018 for the first time in almost a decade. Still, 1,444 people died of drug overdose, leaving behind families and loved ones. The tragedy of this epidemic is

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Measles in New York:  The Outbreak, the Response, and the Potential Unintended Consequences

This month’s “Boots on the Ground” column is a bit different from the first two columns. First, because its primary author, Dr. Jana Shaw, is a pediatric infectious disease physician; second, because it addresses a current public health crisis, the measles outbreaks in New York; and finally, because of the complexity of the issue, it is longer. Jana, an extraordinarily

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The Source of a Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in New York City Not Yet Determined

The New York Times reports that one person has died and 17 others have been sickened in New York City by an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Upper Manhattan between 145th and 165th streets. Health department officials and city council members are urging anyone with flu-like symptoms to seek medical advice immediately. Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, NYC Deputy Commissioner of Disease Control,

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July 2017 Hot Topic: The 2015 New York City Legionaires’ Disease Outbreak: A Case Study on a History-Making Outbreak

The July-August 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) includes “The 2015 New York City Legionaires’ Disease Outbreak: A Case Study on a History-Making Outbreak” authored by Allison Chamberlain, Jonathan Lehnert, and Ruth Berkelman of Emory University School of Public Health. In July of 2015, the Bureau of Communicable Disease of the New York City Department of

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