Department of Health

Residents: Raccoons Running Amok In Carroll GardensThe city's Department of Health said it has plans to inspect the neighborhood for the ongoing problem.
Health Department: Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak In South Bronx Sickens 31Symptoms of Legionnaires' disease include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea. Symptoms appear between 2-10 days after exposure to Legionella bacteria.
Free KYNG Size Condoms Available From NYC Dept. Of Health In Time For Valentine's DayThe campaign, which was launched Friday at the Museum of Sex as part of National Condom Awareness Day, is called "Be Sexy. Be Safe."
Chirlane McCray Opens Up About Family's Struggles With DepressionChirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, got personal as she spoke at a public health conference in Brooklyn.
NYC To Require Flu Shots For Children 6 Months To 5 Years OldThe New York City Department of Health has announced new measures to fight this year's outbreak of the flu.
New York State Health Department Says Flu Is Now 'Prevalent'Flu season is officially here. The State Department of Health said the virus is now "prevalent" in New York.
New Jersey Releases Ebola Protocol DetailsNew Jersey's protocol to manage patients being screened for possible Ebola includes providing financial assistance to anyone who loses income because of a state-ordered quarantine.
NY Dept. Of Health: Enterovirus D68 Spreading Across StateThe New York State Department of Health says enterovirus D68 is spreading and is warning New Yorkers to take steps to prevent new infections.
Health Department Data Show Spike In Number Of Smokers In New York CityIn an effort to combat the rise in smoking, city officials are launching a new anti-smoking ad campaign called "Imagine for Life.''
New York City Conducts Largest Ever Surprise Bioterror Response DrillThe Rapid Activation for Mass Prophylaxis Exercise (RAMPEx) is testing the city's ability to respond to the release of a biological agent.
Severe Weather Hits Tri-State Area; Tropical Storm Arthur Headed NorthSevere weather brought lightning and drenching rains to the Tri-State area early Wednesday evening, while Tropical Storm Arthur threatened parts of the East Coast.
Some Horse Carriage Advocates Upset Over Proposal To Lift Ban On Ferrets In NYCThe city's Department of Health is considering overturning the ban on ferrets after advances in vaccines have made ownership safer.