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Someone smokes a cigarette in the pedestrian plaza located in Times Square. (Credit: Getty Images)

Health Department Data Show Spike In Number Of Smokers In New York City

In an effort to combat the rise in smoking, city officials are launching a new anti-smoking ad campaign called “Imagine for Life.”

09/15/2014

Health Department Conducts Largest No-Notice Emergency Response Drill In NYC History (Andrea Grymes/CBS 2)

New York City Conducts Largest Ever Surprise Bioterror Response Drill

The Rapid Activation for Mass Prophylaxis Exercise (RAMPEx) is testing the city’s ability to respond to the release of a biological agent.

08/01/2014

Severe storms strike the Tri-State Area. (Credit: Alf Daland

Severe Weather Hits Tri-State Area; Tropical Storm Arthur Headed North

Severe weather brought lightning and drenching rains to the Tri-State area early Wednesday evening, while Tropical Storm Arthur threatened parts of the East Coast.

07/02/2014

A carriage horse near Central Park. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)/A ferret on a leash. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some Horse Carriage Advocates Upset Over Proposal To Lift Ban On Ferrets In NYC

The city’s Department of Health is considering overturning the ban on ferrets after advances in vaccines have made ownership safer.

05/29/2014

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City Considers Reversing Ban, Placing Regulations On Ferrets As Pets

As the de Blasio administration considers reversing a 1999 ban on ferrets as pets in New York City, one ferret advocate said the plan to regulate the animals is “wrong.”

05/28/2014

An FDNY ambulance. (Credit CBS 2)

Report: NYC Health Department Underreporting Deaths Caused By Accidents, Preventable Medical Complications

The health department’s bureau of vital statistics reported only a fraction of deaths caused by accidents or preventable medical complications compared to the medical examiner’s office.

05/25/2014

Teen Sex Ed

N.Y. State Suggests HIV Tests For 13-Year-Olds, Sex Ed In Elementary School

One in four adolescents is likely to acquire a sexually transmitted disease, according to the first ever Youth Sexual Health Plan released by New York State.

05/21/2014

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

Health Department Confirms 2 New Cases On Measles In NYC

The health department says the total number of confirmed cases of measles is now at 26, with 12 pediatric and 14 adult cases.

04/16/2014

Dominique Ansel's cronut. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Barneys New York)

Dept. Of Health Closes ‘A’ Rated Home Of The ‘Cronut’ Following Mouse Video

The Dominique Ansel bakery, which brought you the “cronut” and the milk and cookie shot, was shut down by the Department of Health on Friday for several sanitary violations, including a severe mouse infestation.

04/04/2014

FILE -- A Dunkin' Donuts store (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

City Shuts Down Midtown Dunkin’ Donuts After Rat Video Goes Viral

The 15-second cellphone video which was posted on YouTube shows a rat crawling around the doughnuts at the shop at 37th Street and Eighth Avenue.

04/03/2014

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

Health Officials: 25 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In NYC

It first showed up in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, but the three most recent cases were reported on the Lower East Side.

04/02/2014

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

NYC Health Department Investigating Measles Outbreak

The health department said seven adults and nine children have been diagnosed to date and four people have been hospitalized.

03/07/2014

A Chinatown fish market on March 5, 2014.  (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Rare Skin Infection Traced To Chinatown Fish Markets

The Health Department said there have been 30 reported cases of the infection caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium marinum.

03/05/2014

(credit: William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

Sex In The City: New Survey Reveals Which Boroughs Are Getting Busy

It may be the city that never sleeps but New Yorkers seem to be spending a lot of time in the bedroom.

11/08/2013

File - A woman uses a tanning bed (Photo credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Health Department To Look At New Proposed Guidelines For Tanning Salons

Under the proposal, the health department would assume oversight of tanning salons from the state, which issues their permit.

10/15/2013

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