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

Dr. Mary Bassett | Posted 06.23.2015 | 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...

One Of NYC's Most Expensive Restaurant Gets Terrible Health Department Rating

AP | Posted 03.06.2014 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Its $310 tasting menu makes Per Se one of New York City's most expensive restaurants, but its "C'' grade from health inspectors puts...

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...

City Still Trying To Make The Soda Ban Happen

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A state appeals court panel had few sweet words Tuesday for a city health regulation that would fight diabetes and obesity by setting...

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 ...

Subway Ads: Hold The Salt

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Subway riders, after being cautioned about smoking, sugar and teen pregnancy, are getting a new message: Pass on the salt. The city's Dep...

NYC Ask Judges To Reinstate Soda Ban

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 03.28.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City is asking appeals judges to reinstate a ban on supersized sodas and other sugary drinks, which was struck down by a Manhatta...

Mixed Reviews For Bloomberg's Tobacco Proposal

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Walk into any convenience store or gas station in the country, and chances are the cigarettes will be in roughly the same spot: at eye lev...

Anti-Smoking Campaign Hopes To Keep Tobacco Products Out Of View In NYC

AP | MEGHAN BARR and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Cigarettes would have to be kept out of sight in New York City stores under a first-in-the-nation plan unveiled by Mayor Michael Bloo...

WATCH: Bloomberg Reacts To Soda Ban Ruling

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bullishness, political realities and legal questions make for an uncertain future for one of the pr...

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 Soda Ban Step Closer To Becoming Reality

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City's Board of Health signaled strong support Tuesday for the mayor's plan to fight obesity by banning the sale of large, 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...