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Health Groups Want To Know If Tom Price Shares President's Dubious Views On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― An array of public health advocacy groups wants to make sure President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Hu...

Hate Is A Public Health Emergency

Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH

Orlando is a wake-up call, an opportunity to say "never again," not only to obvious acts of violence like the Pulse Nightclub massacre, but to the more subtle but equally lethal acts of violence fueled by every day, systemic hate.

NYC Health Says Dogs Are Unsanitary. Really, Dogs Are Awesome.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

A new bill proposed in New York state would make it legal for dog owners to dine with their pups in the outdoor areas of restaurants, like patios and ...

A Simple, Powerful Service for Young Children: Home Visiting

Judith Sandalow | Posted 10.02.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Dr. García, now that you're taking the lead at the Department of Health, we hope that you will prioritize this home visiting work so that the funds your department worked so hard to win aren't lost. Thank you for your attention to this issue.

Obamacare Struggles To Meet Make-Or-Break Deadline

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - With time running out, U.S. officials are struggling to cope with the task of launchin...

The (Soda) Counter Hearing to NYC's Phony Soda Ban Hearing

Audrey Silk | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The sparkle of a "hearing" is as flat as an hours old open can of seltzer.

A Back of the Napkin Plan to Run NYC Garbage Trucks on Restaurant Waste Oil

Harris Silver | Posted 02.06.2012 | New York
Harris Silver

The NYC Department of Sanitation will use 10 million gallons of fuel, at a cost of approximately 40 million dollars, to collect and dispose of 3.2 mil...

First Libyan Casualty To Be Treated By NHS Arrives In Britain

PA | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

The first of 50 Libyan conflict victims who will be treated by the NHS has arrived in Britain. Abdul Malek El Hamdi, 15, went into su...

WATCH: Bronx Granny Sells Flavored Ice From Second Story Window

Posted 09.07.2011 | New York

For 25 years, 81-year-old Providence Lamultt, known around the neighborhood affectionately as "Gramma", has been selling flavored ices from her secon...

Popular Williamsburg Eatery Closed Down By Health Department

Posted 06.07.2011 | New York

WIlliamsburg's favorite BBQ joint, Fatty Cue, was shut down by the Department of Health on Monday after accumulating a staggering 115 points worth of ...

A Medical Liability Reform That Will Actually Work

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

H.R. 5 imposes cruel measures on the backs of the innocent and injured. How could so many doctors be sued, when almost no one sues and those who do are not suing frivolously?

Purity Diner Shut Down For Health Violations

Fucked in Park Slope | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Courtesy of an anonymous Brooklynian (Grand Canyon, is that you?), news of the DOH'ing of Purity Diner for some serious-sounding lapses in purity....

BP and the Food Truck Guy

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

Should government destroy New York's Bistro Food truck guy because of three parking tickets, but not revoke the charter of BP for being a corporate recidivist?

Health Inspectors Crack Down On Street Vendor Bathroom Breaks | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Street vendors be warned: Take a bathroom break, and it may be your business that gets flushed down the toilet....

Bed Bugs: Clues On How They Spread

BrickUnderground | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The same week that NYC's Department of Health finally published a consumer guide to fighting bed bugs, the Journal of Economic Entomology released a c...

Swine Flu: Albany Spends $19,000 On Anti-Swine Flu Hand Sanitizer

New York Politics News, Reaction, and Analysis | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Swine flu is upon us. And New York has responded, in part, by spending over $19,000 on 546 hand sanitizer dispensers that are now dotting the walls of...

State Comptroller's Medicaid Audits Find $100 Million In Waste | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Audits conducted by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli show that New York State has lost nearly $100 million in billing errors and waste in Medicaid....

Did Espada Lie For $3 Million Grant?

Times Union | JAMES M. ODATO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY --- The attorney general's office is investigating if Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. submitted false statements in a grant application...

NYC Street Venders Scam To Save And Make Money

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York City Department of Health is investigating a scam in which people pretend to be vendors who have either died or left the country in order...

Put Women's Health Back in the Picture

Meghan Rhoad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meghan Rhoad

The Global Gag Rule withheld critical funds from organizations abroad which provided legal, voluntary abortions, counseled women about abortion, and engaged in advocacy for abortion rights.

Alert! Evidence of Flying Insects at Les Halles!

Sophie Brickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sophie Brickman

Don't want to eat an establishment where mice and rats rule the kitchen? Go browse those establishments that have received Golden Apple Excellence in Food Safety Awards.