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Someone smokes a cigarette in the pedestrian plaza located in Times Square. (Credit: Getty Images)

Health Department Data Show Spike In Number Of Smokers In New York City

In an effort to combat the rise in smoking, city officials are launching a new anti-smoking ad campaign called “Imagine for Life.”

09/15/2014

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CDC: No Infectious Disease Risk Found In Sick Passenger Aboard JFK-Bound Flight

At approximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control was notified of a flight from Abu Dhabi into Kennedy International Airport with a sick passenger on board, Port Authority said.

08/05/2014

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Health Department Confirms 2 New Cases On Measles In NYC

The health department says the total number of confirmed cases of measles is now at 26, with 12 pediatric and 14 adult cases.

04/16/2014

A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014