Dr. Thomas Farley

Apples at Montgomery Place Orchards - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Sep 22, 2011 (credit: Deborah Rodriguez / WCBS 880)

Bloomberg Hands Out Apples In Queens To Celebrate Food Day; Communal Table In Times Square

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.

10/24/2011

A woman smoked in the Times Square pedestrian plaza - New York, NY - May 23, 2011 (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York City Smoking Rate Down To 14 Percent

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that there are 450,000 fewer adult smokers in New York City than there were nine years ago.

09/15/2011

Actress Julia Stiles stops by a food cart in SoHo - New York, NY (file / credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

City Council Mulls Letter Grades For Food Carts

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.

08/02/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Sparks Deli - Queens, NY - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Most NYC Restaurants Get An ‘A’ From The Health Department

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.

08/01/2011

Happy Meal (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

New York City Health Commissioner Applaudes Addition Of Apples In McDonald’s Happy Meals

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.

07/26/2011

Bronx residents cooling off to beat the hear. (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Hits Record-High 102; Excessive Heat Warning Until Late Friday

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.

07/21/2011

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Health Department Rolls Out New HIV Prevention Ads

New York City’s Health Department is no stranger to controversial health campaigns, will this be one of them?

02/08/2011

Flu Shot (credit:  David Greedy/Getty Images)

Stock Up On Chicken Soup; Flu Nearing Peak

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.

01/20/2011

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