New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

A person coming home sick from Guinea on Sunday, Aug. 9 does not have Ebola, officials say. (Credit: CBS2)

Health Department: Person Returning From Guinea Does Not Have Ebola

A person who was not feeling well upon returning from the West African country of Guinea does not have the Ebola virus, officials said Sunday night.

08/09/2015

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NYC Health Department Fights Assembly’s Dog Dining Bill

The Health Department asserts that dogs at restaurants can create a risk to the health and safety of customers, restaurant workers and other dogs.

06/01/2015

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett, left, holds a baby at a news conference at Harlem Hospital Center on April 13, 2015. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC Launches Campaign To Fight Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Nearly one infant dies every week in New York City because of unsafe sleep practices, said Gladys Carrion, commissioner of the city Administration for Children’s Services.

04/13/2015

Brooklyn Shigella Outbreak

CBS2 Exclusive: Shigella Outbreak Strikes Borough Park, Williamsburg

Children have been sick and highly contagious by an infection caused by the Shigella bacterium, which has been spreading across Brooklyn.

01/14/2015

A large grouping of gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria (credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

NYC Health Officials Investigating Spike In Legionnaires’ Disease Cases

City health officials are trying to determine if a common source is to blame for a spike in cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx.

01/08/2015

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Dannel Malloy: Connecticut Hospitals Ready To Treat Ebola

While Malloy said the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is “very low,” he also said the state Department of Public Health has requested Connecticut hospitals to complete detailed checklists.

10/02/2014

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New York City Reports First Human West Nile Cases Of The Year

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Monday confirmed the city’s first human cases of the West Nile virus this season.

09/08/2014

People receive a free meningitis vaccine from Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Officials Warn Of New Menigitis Outbreak Among HIV-Positive Gay Men

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Friday was investigating a cluster of meningitis cases among HIV-positive gay men.

09/05/2014

Synthetic marijuana (Credit: CBS 2)

WCBS 880: NYC Officials Issue Warning About Synthetic Marijuana After Wave Of ER Cases

Synthetic marijuana has sent at least 15 people to city emergency rooms over the past few days, a Health Department official said.

07/27/2014

New NYC Condoms

Health Department Launches New Look For NYC-Branded Condom, Larger ‘KYNG’ Size

Friday marked not only Valentine’s Day, but also National Condom Awareness Day – and the city marked the occasion by unveiling a new extra-large size condom with NYC branding.

02/14/2014

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Hepatitis A Vaccinations Continue Monday For Customers Of Bronx Eatery

The New York City Department of Mental Hygiene will continue offering free vaccinations Monday to those who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A at a Bronx restaurant.

09/22/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

City Council Holds Hearing On Series Of Tough Anti-Smoking Measures

The bills before the City Council would reduce the visibility and accessibility of cigarettes. The council’s health committee took up debate Thursday on the proposals.

05/02/2013

FILE - A nurse teaches a diabetic patient how to draw her own insulin injections. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Health Department Issues Warning After Alarming Diabetes Study

In the wake of a new study showing that more than 10 percent of New York City adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued some reminders for control and prevention.

04/27/2013

Children ride a school bus in NYC (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Mental Health Problems Afflict About 1 In 5 New York City Kids

About one in five preteens in New York City struggles with mental illness or emotional problems, according to a new study.

03/25/2013

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Health Inspectors Shut Down East Village’s Sunburnt Cow Brunch Restaurant

The popular Sunburnt Cow Australian brunch restaurant and bar in the East Village was shut down by the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene late last week.

03/11/2013

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