Dr. Thomas Farley
According to the The Partnership at Drugfree.org, one in six teens has used prescription painkillers to get high and nearly two-thirds of teens who misuse prescription medication get the pills from family members and friends.
Parts of Manhattan will be sprayed on Friday to combat the spread of West Nile Virus. The city’s health commissioner said it’s expected that there will be a big jump in the number of people infected with West Nile coming in the next few weeks.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York until 9 p.m.
The proposal would put a 16-ounce limit of sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and would apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.
“Smoking in parks is now down two-thirds and we now have less litter at our beaches and playgrounds,” Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley told.
The New York City Health Department is launching a new campaign to show just how much sugar is in a can of soda.
The goal of the nationwide celebration is to focus on eating healthy food. Apples are touted as an easy and inexpensive way to eat better.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that there are 450,000 fewer adult smokers in New York City than there were nine years ago.
Restaurants in New York City have been required to display letter grades from the health department for over a year now but not street vendors. The City Council may consider changing that.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg returned to Sparks Deli, the Queens restaurant that received the city’s first-ever A grade last year, to present them with their second consecutive A rating for cleanliness.
An apple a day may keep the doctor away. But when you put it in a Happy Meal, it might help keep regulators at bay, too.
Teterboro, N.J., reached 100 degrees and Central Park hit a high of 97. With the humidity factored in, the 97-degree temperature in Central Park actually felt like 109 degrees.
New York City’s Health Department is no stranger to controversial health campaigns, will this be one of them?
New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says the flu is widespread in New York right now and that it likely will reach its peak this month or next.
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