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Hep A Outbreak At NYC Restaurant

| Posted 11.22.2013 | New York

By Claire Cameron and Jess Wisloski WILLIAMSBRIDGE — Within two hours of opening its doors, a city vaccine clinic hoping to target potential vict...

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

New NYC Ads Target Sweet Teas, Energy Drinks

AP | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City's campaign to cut consumption of sugary drinks now features ads warning people about sweet teas, sports and energy drinks an...

Increase Fresh Food Access to Improve Health Outcomes

Nancy Biberman | Posted 06.25.2013 | New York
Nancy Biberman

Conventional wisdom suggests that the neighborhoods near the world's largest produce market would be veritable fresh food paradises where locals have access to an endless array of nutritious fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, that's not the case.

Bloomberg Now Fighting Against Loud Earbuds

Posted 03.06.2013 | New York

After successfully crusading against large sugary beverages, trans-fat, and smoking, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now focusing his attention on the peri...

Probably More Suicides Than Murders In NYC This Year

Posted 12.20.2012 | New York

The New York City murder rate is on pace to reach its lowest point in 52 years. According to the NYPD, as of December 12th, there were 388 murders...

West Nile Virus Detected In Brooklyn

Patch | Posted 08.20.2012 | New York

The West Nile Virus has been detected in zip codes covering Prospect Heights, Prospect Park and Park Slope. According to the NYC Department of Heal...

Bloomberg To Target Alcohol Again?

Posted 07.25.2012 | New York

Is Mayor Bloomberg quietly plotting to tackle the city's alcohol consumption again? Despite a quick and angry backlash following the mayor's last a...

PHOTOS: Heated Testimonies At Soda Ban Hearing

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 09.23.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Medical professionals who favor a proposed ban on large-sized sugary drinks likened soda companies to Big Tobacco at a public hearing...

Is New York's Trans Fat Ban Working?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York

WASHINGTON -- Turns out it's possible to make a fast-food lunch a bit healthier even without skipping the fries. New York City now has hard evidence ...

Bloomberg Thinks Breastfeeding Is The Breastest

Posted 04.20.2012 | New York

A new program being pushed by Mayor Bloomberg and the New York City Department of Health will try to convince city moms that breastfeeding is the, ahe...

Need A Free Condom In NYC? There's An App For That

Posted 02.14.2012 | New York

It's not just Valentine's Day, New York. it's also National Condom Awareness Day (maybe we'll see the Condom Cupid today?) and the city's "Condom Find...

Quinn Questions Restaurant Grading System

Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

Council Speaker and mayoral-hopeful Christine Quinn is concerned about the Department Of Health's letter grading system for restaurants. "If you h...

Mayor's Next Nanny Target: Booze

Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

First it was smoking in public places. Then it was sodas, salts and trans-fats. And now, the Bloomberg administration, perhaps taking a cue from l...

WATCH: Teen Safe Sex Series Uses Terms Like 'Raw-Dogging'

Posted 01.05.2012 | New York

Don't know what "raw-dogging" is? Neither did we. Thanks to "More Than Just Sex" however, we will never forget. The new series of video PSAs, made...

City: Light Smokers Die Too

Posted 01.02.2012 | New York

Bloomberg's next conquest in his crusade against smoking? Light smokers. That's right, Ms. "I only smoke when I'm drunk" or Mr. "I like a cigarette af...

Letter Grades Coming To Food Carts?

Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

New York City's street-meat vendors could soon be subject to health letter grades if one Queens lawmaker has it his way. State Senator Jose Peralta...

NYC Sues DIY Cigarette Shop

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 01.21.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — There is no place in the U.S. more expensive to smoke than New York City, where the taxes alone will set you back $5.85 per pack. Yet...