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NYC Campaign Urges Snackers To Reach For More Fruits, Veggies

The campaign called “Take Me With You” will appear at bus stops, check-cashing centers and other locations around the city.

08/19/2014

Dominique Ansel Bakery (credit: Siobhan Wallace/BlondieandBrownie.com)

Dominique Ansel Bakery To Reopen Tuesday After Being Cited For Mice

A Dominique Ansel spokeswoman said the Soho bakery was approved by the city Board of Health for reopening after an intense a three-hour inspection.

04/07/2014

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

NYC Hospitals May Be To Blame For Measles Outbreak

There have been 20 confirmed cases of measles in the city during the past several weeks.

03/18/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio talks with the family of a victim of a fatal traffic accident on Jan. 15, 2014, in Woodside, Queens. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Initiative Aims To Slam Brakes On Deadly Traffic Accidents

The mayor on Thursday announced the initiative, which will create a task force, who will develop strategies with the goal of eliminating deadly crashes, especially those involving pedestrians.

01/15/2014

New York City Health Department ads about the dangers of loud headphone use. (credit: NYC Health Department)

NYC Ad Campaign Aims To Cut Volume On Headphones

Blaring your headphones can cause irreversible hearing loss, city officials warn in a new ad campaign.

12/03/2013

Restaurant Fine Reductions

City Council Poised To Modify Restaurant Grading System To Lower Some Fines

New York City restaurants will soon be paying lower fines for minor health department violations.

08/18/2013

Screen shot of new sugary drinks ad launched by the NYC health department. (credit: YouTube)

New NYC Ad Campaign Targets Sweetened Teas, Fruit Drinks

The American Beverage Association says the ads oversimplify the causes of obesity.

06/03/2013

Forgione family, Petey the Pig and State Sen. Tony Avella at a press conference calling for a change to New York's pet pig rules Feb. 19. 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Queens Lawmaker Urges City To Change Rules Against Pet Pigs

Danielle Forgione said she legally bought Petey the miniature Juliana pig last year to help her children cope with the sudden death of their uncle. But the city has since cited Forgione for harboring an illegal animal.

02/19/2013

Mayor Bloomberg gets flu shot from pharmacist Barbara Naprawa at Duane Reade in lower Manhattan Oct. 25, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Mayor Bloomberg Gets Flu Shot, Urges New Yorkers To Do The Same

The mayor got his flu shot from pharmacist Barbara Naprawa at a Duane Reade pharmacy in lower Manhattan. New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley also received his influenza vaccine at the Duane Reade Thursday morning.

10/25/2012

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs, Health Commissioner Thomas A. Farley and Human Resources Administration Commissioner Robert Doar announce the Shop Healthy NYC initiative. (credit: Stan Brooks, 1010 WINS)

Fighting Obesity, City Launches Healthy Eating Campaign In The Bronx

The city has launched a new healthy eating campaign in the Bronx that promotes healthy consumer choices at grocery stores in order to crack down on obesity.

07/18/2012

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Health Department Group Seeking Proposals To Limit Alcohol Sales In NYC

He doesn’t like the salt on the margarita glass and has fought against the fat in the Kahlua and cream. But was Mayor Michael Bloomberg really thinking of trying to shut the tap on the bar business as the New York Post reported?

01/11/2012

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Isabella & Jayden Rank As Top Names For NYC Babies In 2010

The names Sophia, for girls, and Ethan, for boys ranked number 2 in terms of New York City popularity for 2010.

12/28/2011

Eye on New York: Whooping Cough

Eye On New York: On The Whooping Cough

In this segment of Eye on New York, CBS 2’s Emily Smith reports on the infection’s rise and Dana Tyler speaks with Dr. Jane Zucker, the New York City Health Department’s Assistant Commissioner for Immunization, about what you can do to protect your children.

12/04/2011

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Exclusive: Upper West Side Mosquito Mystery

An insect invasion is terrorizing New York City homeowners, making life miserable, even dangerous, for many families. Parents have been forced to take extreme measures to protect their children and their homes.

11/03/2011

FILE - A picture of various cans of soda. (Photo credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

1 Soda A Day Equals 50 Pounds Of Sugar A Year, Says NYC Health Department

The New York City Health Department is launching a new campaign to show just how much sugar is in a can of soda.

10/25/2011