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A Cure For Hepatitis C: Bringing Medication Within Reach For All

Hany Abdelaal, DO | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Hany Abdelaal, DO

This new class of HCV drugs, which are much easier on the human body and virtually free of side effects, attacks the virus directly and can reduce the viral load to zero when taken correctly.

NYC's Doctor: My Life As a Smoker and Why New Yorkers Are Tough Enough to Quit

Dr. Mary Bassett | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mary Bassett

As New York City's doctor, I am outraged that the tobacco industry continues its insidious marketing practices. But as a former smoker, I also know that New Yorkers are smart and can see through these tactics and, with support, can and will quit.

The Ruling on Soda Servings and Its Implications for Public Health

Linda P. Fried | Posted 08.26.2014 | New York
Linda P. Fried

New York State's highest court ruled on June 26 against New York City's proposal to limit the size of servings of sugary sodas. It's a ruling that raises real concerns about limiting the ability of municipal health departments to tackle 21st-century public health challenges.

UPDATE: NYC's Cronut Hub Is Back In Business

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.08.2014 | Small Business

UPDATE: April 8 -- Dominique Ansel Bakery reopened Tuesday morning, and workers were greeted by long lines of eager customers. Chef Ansel debuted a sp...

HIV/AIDS: NYC, Community Viral Load and Individual Responsibilities

Renato Barucco | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Renato Barucco

The entire city suffered physical, emotional, and financial damage. The epidemic will stop being a threat when every New Yorker will sustain a shared response to this communal and ongoing public health challenge.

Everyone Is Drinking, Everyone Is Hungover

Posted 10.15.2013 | New York

New Yorkers are getting piss drunk more than ever, according to a 2012 Community Health Survey, One in five New York residents say they've engaged...

NYC Obesity Rate Skyrockets

Posted 09.30.2013 | New York

Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office in 2002, the obesity rate in New York City has climbed a staggering 25 percent among adults. The New Yor...

Court Upholds Ruling Striking Down Soda Ban

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) - New York City's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was an illegal overreach of execut...

Bloomberg Encourages Using The Stairs

Posted 07.18.2013 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg wants you to take the stairs. The mayor issued an executive order Wednesday requiring city agencies to implement "active design strate...

West Nile Virus Found In NYC Mosquitoes

Posted 07.09.2013 | New York

The West Nile virus has been detected in New York City mosquitoes for the first time this summer, according to the city's Health Department. The i...

Diabetes Epidemic Reaches All-Time High In NYC

Posted 06.11.2013 | New York

The number of fatalities related to diabetes in New York City has reached an all-time high, nearly doubling over the past twenty years, according to a...

NYC Could Raise Minimum Age For Smokes To 21

Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

Young New Yorkers could have to wait three more years before being allowed to buy cigarettes. The New York Post reports City Council Speaker, and ...

Palin Cheers NYC Soda Ban Ruling

Posted 03.12.2013 | New York

Michael Bloomberg's plan to limit the sale of large, sugary drinks has proven to be one of the most divisive initiatives of his three terms as mayor o...


Posted 03.12.2013 | New York

A day before New York CIty's unprecedented soda ban was set to begin, Reuters reports a judge has rejected the restrictions, calling the initiative "...

Lady Gaga's Family's Restaurant Gets Bad Grade

Posted 10.08.2012 | New York

Lady Gaga might love the pasta dishes at Joanne Trattoria, after all her parents own the Upper West Side restaurant, but don't expect city health insp...

City Proposes Waivers For Controversial Circumcision Ritual

Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

In light of the shocking report linking newborn babies with herpes infections in the weeks after undergoing Metzitzah B'peh circumcisions, the city's ...

NYC Health Commissioner Defends Soda Ban

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | New York

* Says limiting drink size sends a message * Ban won't limit freedom to drink sugary products-official * Industry defend...

Subway Has More Health Violations Than Any Other NYC Chain

Posted 04.18.2012 | New York

A new report conducted by The Daily News reveals more Subway restaurants have been closed due to health violations than any other chain in the city, w...

Trendy West Village Restaurant Closed By Health Department | Posted 10.17.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Health inspectors hit the chic West Village restaurant Bobo with 62 health violation points on Saturday, forcing it to close.  The He...

Which Neighborhood Has The Dirtiest Restaurants?

| Della Hasselle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Morningside Heights has more dirty restaurants than any other neighborhood in Manhattan, according to a new analysis of Health Department...

WATCH: Does This Graphic Anti-Sugar Ad Go Too Far?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

At first, it seems like a run of the mill PSA about the dangers of sugary drinks. There's an overweight gentleman, enjoying a soda in the morning, ...

Good News From The Health Department

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There's good news for anyone planning to go out for dinner this evening. New York City's Health Department released the results of its first round o...

What Is Killing The 9/11 Responders? | By Michael Mcauliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON - The staggering death toll for Ground Zero responders has soared past 916 - and still no one knows what really killed them. Now, nine y...

38 Percent Of All NY Pregnancies Ended In Abortion In 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The city's health department released a report that says 38.7% percent of New York's pregnancies in 2009 were aborted. While the number of induced ter...

New York Kills AIDS Prevention

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

The problem that now confronts the public health structures of New York City and State is that both have not paid for their major community AIDS preve...