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Rat scurrying on a city street. (file/credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

City To Launch Pilot Program To Combat Rats On Upper West Side

Starting in September, the West 80s and 90s will be a testing ground for the Department of Health, which plans to put a pebble-like material called Stalite in 30 tree pits.

08/13/2013

State Senators are proposing legislation that would warn parents about violations by city day care centers. (Credit CBS 2)

Report: Conditions At Some City Day Care Centers Could Put Your Child At Risk

Common violations included failure to properly screen workers for criminal records, not keeping areas clean, and not maintaining window guards.

05/16/2013

Mosquitoes (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Health Officials: Sandy Rebuilding Poses Mosquito Risk In NJ

The state Department of Health said the storm has left behind wet debris piles and depressions from fallen trees. Mosquitoes will breed in standing water.

05/07/2013

FILE - A nurse teaches a diabetic patient how to draw her own insulin injections. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: More Than 10 Percent Of NYC Adults Diagnosed With Diabetes

An estimated 650,000 adult residents city-wide were diagnosed with the disease in 2011, the health department said.

04/25/2013

Retracting syringes (file/photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Health Department: Illness Of Nassau County Resident Linked To Tainted Steroid

Jeffrey Hammond, a spokesman for the state’s Department of Health, said the illness is not fungal meningitis, which has infected 250 people and killed at least 20 nationwide.

10/19/2012

L.R. Academy in Flatbush (Credit: CBS 2)

Operators Of Brooklyn Daycare Center Charged In Connection With Death Of Child

The NYPD arrested Cecily Roberts and her daughter, Camille Gordon, on Friday morning. They operate the L.R. Academy in Flatbush, which has been licensed by the city’s Department of Health since March of 2010.

09/15/2012

Mohel performing circumcision (credit: CBS 2)

New NYC Rule Requires Parental Consent Before Controversial Circumcision Ritual

The New York City Health Department said one aspect of the ritual — that is commonplace in parts of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, but rare in other branches of Judaism — is not safe.

09/13/2012

A Suffolk County Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Suffolk Cop Uses Nasal Spray To Save L.I. Man Who Overdosed On Heroin

The Suffolk County Police Department recently joined the New York State Department of Health’s pilot program involving the deployment of the intranasal anti-narcotic medication Narcan.

08/01/2012

Mosquito Pamphlet (Credit: CBS 2)

Upper West Side Residents Demand City Take Action Against Sewer-Bred Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are breeding in sewers along West 84th Street, entering apartments through cracks in basements, sidewalks and roadways.

05/18/2012

Mosquito Pamphlet (Credit: CBS 2)

Upper West Side Residents Getting City’s Attention As Mosquitoes Plague Neighborhood

CBS 2 was the first to report on the invasion of sewer-bred mosquitoes last year, and they are back with a vengeance. But bite-weary residents are now finally getting the city’s full attention.

05/11/2012

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Suffolk County Layoffs Hit Department Of Health Especially Hard

With the county drowning in red ink and shouldering a projected deficit of more than $500 million, 315 jobs will be axed. The hardest hit agency is the health department, where 123 positions are being cut.

04/30/2012

Classroom (File - credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Teachers Protest Unsafe Conditions At Williamsburg School

Dozens of people gathered on Friday outside MS 577 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, protesting that the school has been plagued by problems for years — including mold inside the classrooms.

03/31/2012

(credit: YouTube Screen Shot/Dept. of Health)

Nina In New York: NYC Dept. Of…Ew, Gross.

By now you’ve most likely noticed the NYC Health “Pouring on the Pounds” subway posters campaigning to get people to cut down on sugary drinks.

03/15/2012

(credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Department Of Health Orders Peninsula Hospital To Stop Accepting Patients

As Peninsula Hospital struggles to stay alive, it has been told to stop accepting new patients and transfer existing patients. Ambulances will also be diverted.

08/23/2011

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Long Island Officials Warn Of Rapidly Spreading Whooping Cough Virus

A cluster of whooping cough is growing on Long Island, with dozens of people – mostly children – infected by the virus.

06/29/2011

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