Department of Health
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.
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.
Mosquitoes are breeding in sewers along West 84th Street, entering apartments through cracks in basements, sidewalks and roadways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A cluster of whooping cough is growing on Long Island, with dozens of people – mostly children – infected by the virus.
Westchester County’s Department of Health says that a rabid raccoon was found in Larchmont on Monday and a rabid stray cat was discovered in Yorktown Heights Tuesday.
There have been three more cases of measles confirmed in New York City. The new cases bring the number of people who have come down with the disease since January to 13.
The hospital reportedly has asked the state Department of Health for permission to build the center in Harrison, N.Y.
Residents in Brooklyn are raising a stink – or maybe a squawk – over a quirky collector who lives on their street. His house is surrounded by countless bird cages they call an eyesore.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan gathered with other religious leaders on Thursday to draw attention to the city’s high abortion rate.
Shah is an internist at Bellevue Hospital Center, associate investigator at the Geisinger Center for Health Research and assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center.