Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine and avoiding the triggers that can cause an attack. You must also remove the triggers in your environment that can make your asthma worse.
Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.
General Health Care
Take Care New York is the City\'s comprehensive health policy to help all New Yorkers live longer and healthier lives. First launched in 2004, Take Care New York identified 10 steps New Yorkers could take to improve their health and set ambitious goals for 2008 in each of the 10 priority areas. Since 2002, much progress had been made, and by 2007, DOHMH had reached or surpassed goals for 2008 in four areas.