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Hold the Salt: NYC Warning Labels and Tips You Can Take to Shake the Habit

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 12.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

In addition to being on the lookout for the salt shaker icons (if you live in NYC), here are six things we can all do to reduce or salt consumption.

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 ...

450,000 New Yorkers Have Quit Smoking: Report

Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

A record-low 14 percent of New York City residents are smoking, according to a new study from the city Department of Health. In 2002, 22 percent o...

WATCH: Bodega Cats, The Documentary

Posted 10.04.2011 | New York

Everyone knows and loves their local bodega cat--that feisty feline that splits its time between protecting the store's goods from mice and cuddling u...

Mars Bar No More

| Patrick Hedlund | Posted 09.18.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN — The fat lady has finally sung for Mars Bar. The beloved Second Avenue saloon, slated for demolition next month under a plan to constr...

Strangest New York Visitors: Leprosy And The Bubonic Plague

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Did you think we were done with cholera, or the bubonic plague? Well, we're not. Millions of people come to New York City every year, and a few of t...

'It's Never Just HIV' Ad Campaign Oversimplifies the Issue

Sean Strub | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sean Strub

This ad campaign is terrible. It assumes the intended audience can be manipulated by over-the-top fright messages, speaks down to them and assumes they are presently not caring whether or not they get HIV.

WATCH: Is The Department Of Health's H.I.V. PSA Too Graphic?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The NYC Department of Health, which recently has made a name for itself by publicizing startlingly graphic public service announcements, has release a...

When "I Don't Know" Is the Only Answer

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony DePalma

The Zadroga bill is another response to the need for compassion to take the place of certainty. It is now expected to come up for a vote in the House on September 29.

Conversations around Food

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Eating and cooking - we all know the joy and benefits of these activities. They are not only productive in that a goal is achieved (a meal is prepare...

The Harsh Reality for New York Carriage Horses

Laura Eldridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Eldridge

At the end of the day carriage horses return to their tiny stalls in stables on the far West side of the city, or as Jon Stewart once called it, "The sad-eyed horse carriage district."

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...

A Museum, A Community, A Festival

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

How interesting to embark on a project developing the menu for a museum whose surrounding neighborhood -- El Barrio -- has been described as a food desert.

H1N1 Flu Shot: A Needle in the Universal Healthcare Haystack?

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Susan Sawyers

If last weekend's experience getting the H1N1 shot was any indication of what we can expect, a government plan shouldn't be dismissed out of hand.