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Religious Schools Lead the Vaccine Opt-Out List

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

In dozens of schools around metropolitan New York, more than 10 percent of students are unvaccinated for measles.

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New York Moves to Prohibit Fracking

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New York will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

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New Yorkers Flock to Flu Shots

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Are they buying the mayor's message the vaccine can help with the Ebola fight, indirectly, or is it just much more widely available?

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City Issues Ebola Memo for Schools

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New York City's Health Department has distributed guidance about the virus to schools and daycare centers.
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Comptroller: City Too Slow on Rat Complaints

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Comptroller Stringer released an audit that urges health officials to improve how it addresses rat complaints.

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Social Smokers, You've Been Warned

Monday, September 15, 2014

As the number of NYC smokers continues to tick up, health officials are targeting their latest ads at light smokers.

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Band-Aid or Breath of Life? Struggling Hospitals Get Federal Aid

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Struggling hospitals across New York are getting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid to stay afloat. It's the first step in a long-term plan orchestrated by the Cuomo administration to dramatically change how the state's healthcare system works.

The Health and Hospitals Corporation, the city's public hospital system, ...

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Hunker Down or Head Out? Infant Parents' Dilemma in Measles Zone

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting for the outbreak to clear, some parents are getting mixed signals about risk of exposure and what to do about it.

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New Health Commissioner's Tale of Two Beverages

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Under Mayor de Blasio's new health commissioner, soda is still OUT. So what else is new? Listening to people, instead of dictating.

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Despite National Decline, in NYC Tuberculosis Ticks Upward

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Not an epidemic — but the trend is troubling.

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There's a Skin Infection New Yorkers are Catching From Fish

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Thirty people who have handled fish from Chinatown markets in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan have contracted skin lesions, and health officials are warning New Yorkers handling raw fish to wear waterproof gloves to combat infection with a rare bacteria known as Mycobacterium marinum, or M. marinum.

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How Dirty is Your Local Grocery Chain?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Is your local supermarket a hotbed of rat poop and cockroach activity? Does the deli counter grow bacteria at will? Search this New York World interactive to find out the grossness of your grocery store. Are you surprised by the results? Let us know in the comments below.

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NYC's Top Dogs: Mapping Names & Breeds in the City

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

If you own a dog in New York City, odds are it’s a mutt named Max.

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Cuomo's Environmental Agency Delays Fracking Decision Again

Friday, September 21, 2012

After rejecting calls for an independent health analysis of hydraulic-fracturing, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens said he’ll conduct an internal health review instead.

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City Could Eliminate Office of Minority Health, Other Heath Programs

Monday, March 19, 2012

The city has proposed eliminating its Office of Minority Health.

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Panel Hears Testimony Against Proposed E.R.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A state health panel got an earful Thursday from Greenwich Village residents trying to block what would be the state’s first free-standing emergency room from coming to their neighborhood on the former site of St. Vincent’s Hospital. 

 

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A Spoonful of Sugar – and Then Some

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A new public service ad by the city Health Department shows that drinking just a few sodas a day is like eating more than 90 packets of sugar.  It’s part of the city’s “Pouring on the Pounds” campaign, one of several where the city’s going for the gross-out, in the hope it will move people to change their behavior.

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