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A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Health Department Keeps An Eye On Bronx, Manhattan Measles Outbreak

So far, 16 cases have been identified including 9 children and 7 adults, officials said. Four people have been hospitalized.

03/08/2014

Photo Credit: Palisades Center

Measles Warning Issued For Shoppers At Palisades Center Mall

The Rockland County Health Department said anyone who was at the mall this past Sunday, Feb. 2, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. may have been exposed.

02/07/2014

FILE - A health worker prepares a flu shot. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Seeks To Vaccinate More Kids Against Flu

Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says 65 percent of children aged 6 to 59 months received an influenza vaccination in the past year.

01/08/2014

FILE - A health worker prepares a flu shot. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Board Of Health Approves Flu Shot Mandate For Young Children

New York City’s Board of Health voted Wednesday in favor of the mandatory vaccine for children under 6. The initiative takes effect in 30 days and will be required for about 150,000 children.

12/11/2013

Hospital Bed (file / credit: clipart.com)

Health Officials: Lead Poisoning In NYC Children At Record Low

The agency says that children under the age of six identified with lead poisoning declined 66 percent from 2005 to 2012.

10/04/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Bloomberg: New Yorkers Breathing Easier Thanks To Clean-Air Program

Bloomberg said the city’s Clean Heat program has reduced toxic soot in the air by 23 percent in four years.

09/26/2013

New Hawaii Sea Restaurant  (hawaiiseanyc.com)

Hundreds Line Up For Vaccinations After Health Scare At Bronx Restaurant

A popular Bronx restaurant remained closed on Saturday night following an outbreak of a very serious virus.

09/21/2013

Health officials said a food handler at Westside Market on Broadway between 97th and 98th streets contracted hepatitis A. (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Offering Free Hepatitis A Vaccinations After UWS Health Scare

Health officials said Thursday a food handler at Westside Market on Broadway between 97th and 98th streets contracted hepatitis A.

08/23/2013

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NYC Health Department To Spray For Mosquitoes In Queens

The pesticide trucks will be spraying between 8:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday in Bayside, Douglaston, Glen Oaks, Little Neck and Oakland Gardens.

07/24/2013

A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in Bell Harbor on April 29, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ad Campaign Highlights Counseling Services For Superstorm Sandy Victims

Project Hope was launched shortly after Sandy in November 2012 in order to provide crisis counseling and emotional support for those hit hardest by the storm.

05/20/2013

Person receiving vaccine (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Warns Of ‘Absolutely Terrifying’ Meningitis Outbreak, Urges Vaccination Among Gay Men

The outbreak of meningitis among gay men has sickened four people already this year, increasing the number of cases to 17 since 2012, according to city health officials.

03/06/2013

New Venus Diner

Chelsea’s New Venus Diner Back Open After Health Department Shutdown

The New Venus Diner in Chelsea has reopened, after being shut down by the city late last week for mouse and fly infestation.

01/28/2013

Boys High Five/file (credit: http://www.co.orange.nc.us)

Manhattan Youth Soccer Club Bans High-Fives Due To Flu Epidemic

Forget about shaking hands with anyone these days – the flu emergency has some people taking drastic precautions.

01/15/2013

Equipment used for the extraction of natural gas is viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. (credit: Spencer Platt/
Getty Images News)

Report: Gas Drilling Safe Under Proposed Rules

An unreleased state report found potential health impacts from fracking are addressed in the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regulatory plan, making a separate health impact study unnecessary.

01/03/2013

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