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Let's Put a Cap on Big Soda

Dr. Mary Bassett | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mary Bassett

In order to win the fight against the obesity epidemic, limiting portions is an important and necessary first step toward improving the health of all residents, regardless of where they live. Putting the brakes on big soda also will send a powerful message to the industry.

Rowing Together: How Public Health Supports the 'Upstream' Doctor

Brian Castrucci | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Castrucci

Veronica's story illustrates how clinicians can effectively address the social determinants of health by using tools that assess a patient's community and environmental circumstances, as well as by including non-medical providers as part of a health care team.

Restaurant Health Grades? Now You Can Find Them On Yelp

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.17.2013 | Food

Restaurant-goers curious about the cleanliness of the environments they're eating in and how safe the food is have had to rely on two different strate...

Did Obamacare Help or Harm the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation in Tennessee?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As infectious disease doctors, we routinely care for patients with meningitis, but never have we treated a case of aspergillus meningitis, the type of fungal infection that has caused more than a dozen deaths and sickened nearly 200 people in Tennessee and other states.

How The Health Department Hurts Restaurants

Food Republic | Posted 03.15.2012 | Food

The Bloomberg administration ostensibly introduced the letter grading system for restaurants in order to inform the public of the apparent cleanliness...

Healthy Food - Against the Law?

Ann Gentry | Posted 12.31.2011 | Food
Ann Gentry

Did you ever think there could be a police crackdown against raw food? It's a reality, and right here in Los Angeles.

Trendy West Village Restaurant Closed By Health Department

dnainfo.com | 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...

San Francisco's Hookah Ban: A Racist Policy?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco

Bad news for SF smokers: The public health department is shutting down 17 hookah lounges for allegedly violating bans on indoor smoking. But with an e...

Health Department Employees Not Allowed To Eat Fried Foods, Wear Cologne

| Gabriela Resto-Montero | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Health Department officials are practicing what they preach with a new set of strict workplace rules. The rules, called "Life in the Cub...

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...

Officials Confirm 3 Cases Of Cholera In NYC

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City officials have confirmed that three New Yorkers contracted cholera while in the Dominican Republic for a wedding. The ...

PHOTOS: Department Of Health Targets Drinking In New Subway Ads

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The NYC Health department, who previously brought you nauseating public service messages about drinking fat, is now targeting New Yorker's habit of be...

PHOTOS: Department Of Health Targets Drinking In New Subway Ads

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The NYC Health department, who previously brought you nauseating public service messages about drinking fat, is now targeting New Yorker's habit of be...

Doma Cafe Worst Health Violator In The Village

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

GREENWICH VILLAGE -- The bookshelves and paintings lining Doma Café's white brick walls make it a popular spot to read or write, but the peaceful atm...

Would Your Kitchen Pass A Health Inspection?

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Could your kitchen at home pass a restaurant inspection? New research suggests that at least one in seven home kitchens would flunk t...

Healthy Students Learn Better Than Unhealthy Ones: Report

Gotham Schools | Anna Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(via the Heath Department and DOE report) In a report released today, city health and education researchers conclude that students' academic ...

UPDATE: Fulton's Back Open After City Shutdown

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fulton's on the River reopened Monday after failing two earlier city inspections that found a fruit fly infestation and other health code violations. ...