New York City Health Department
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Thursday, July 15, 2010
By Ilya Marritz
Restaurant owners may feel queasy about having food-safety grades posted at their entrances. But what about diners who have really felt ill thanks to restaurant food? Ilya Marritz examines the evidence behind the decision of the New York City Health Department to adopt letter grades.
Monday, July 12, 2010
By Charlie Herman : Business and Economics Editor
Starting later this month, color-coded grades based on restaurant food-safety conditions will begin appearing in prominent locations to the entrances of New York City’s nearly 24,000 eating establishments.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
New York health officials are looking into the death of a 16-month-old toddler who was taken to a Queens hospital with flu-like symptoms. Elmhurst Hospital Center said the little boy had a high fever when he was brought in last night.
On Sunday, a public school assistant principal, Mitchell Wiener, became the city's first swine flu death. Hospital and city officials say complications other than the virus probably played a part in Wiener's death. But his family has said he suffered only from gout, a joint disease.
The city is increasingly encouraging people in certain health categories to get medical help – and even go to the hospital -- if they think they have swine flu. For weeks, Mayor Bloomberg and health officials discouraged most people from heading to emergency rooms. But following the flu death of Wiener and the possible flu death of the 16-month old, Bloomberg says people shouldn’t be shy about getting help.
'If you have an underlying medical condition, such as asthma or diabetes, and you have a fever with either a cough or sore throat, see your doctor immediately for medical treatment.'
Health officials say they are assembling a statewide system for tracking sick students amid the H1N1, or swine flu, outbreak. This follows concerns raised by Governor Paterson who's worried about the lack of a centralized system that could help detect flu cases earlier.
Monday, April 27, 2009
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC