Health Department

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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

Bedbugs (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Nothing Is Immune, Apparently: Bedbug Found In City Health Department

The agency said in a statement that there wasn’t any evidence of infestation, and standard procedures were followed. Those include steam cleaning and vacuuming, as well as alerting the staff.

09/29/2012

Restaurant 'A' Grade (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Restaurant Health Inspection Results Come To Smart Phones

If you are a skeptical diner or just want to be a smarter one, smart phones will soon be able check the cleanliness of a restaurant through an application that scans a code.

CBS 2–09/25/2012

Jennifer Cannizzaro

NYC’s ‘Baby Friendly Initiative’ Pushes More Moms To Breastfeed

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Department of Health hope to spread the initiative to as many as 24 other hospitals.

04/19/2012

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Suspected Botulism Cases May Have Come From Tofu Bought For ‘Stinky Tofu’ Dish

The city Health Department has confirmed one case and suspects a second case of botulism. The botulism is believed to have come from tofu bought at a store in Flushing.

04/01/2012

A woman smokes in a Times Square pedestrian island on September 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Health Department Kicks Off Giveaway Campaign To Help New Yorkers Quit Smoking

The health department will be giving away nicotine patches and gum through March 16.

03/01/2012

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