The state's highest court said Thursday it will hear the city's appeal of the ruling that nixed the soda ban. But it's highly unlikely that Mayor Michael Bloomberg will still be in office when the decision comes down.
The state court of appeals granted the city approval to appeal the lawsuit filed by the beverage companies and other groups that overturned the department of health's proposal... » more
Nothing is more October-appropriate than a pumpkin. And it's multipurpose: a pumpkin is both decoration and dinner.
And luckily, pumpkin is also versatile and delicious. It can be made into a sweet dessert like pumpkin pie, or used as a topping on a savory dish, like this flatbread from the Austrian restaurant Edi & the Wolf (102 Ave. C, 212-598-1040)
When chefs and co-owners Eduard... » more
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the nation is going pink to recognize the challenges facing women with breast cancer and to raise money for research.
Last week in New York City, E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and had a double mastectomy, attended the launch of CureDiva, a shopping website for women facing breast cancer. The... » more
Now that Fall is here, it's the perfect time to make an appointment with your physician for a checkup and health screening -- or two. But which ones do you really need and why? Gary Rogg, MD, an internist at Montefiore Medical Center, gives us his hotlist of the 10 tests you should know about.
Who needs it: Everyone
Why you need it: Also known as the 'silent killer'... » more
CrossFit was the most difficult fitness class I've ever attended -- no joke. The program incorporates gymnastics techniques, strength training and conditioning, to provide a complete workout that shapes and strengthens the entire body; and its equally effective for men and women.
The idea is that people taking CrossFit classes should head to "the box," as it's known among regulars,... » more
If you've noticed fewer people coughing in the streets, you're not alone.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's health department revealed Thursday that the Big Apple's air quality is at its cleanest levels in more than 50 years. Levels of sulfur dioxide, which can cause asthma, have dropped by 69% since 2007, and soot pollution has dropped by 23% during the same time, according to the mayor.... » more
The city's Department of Investigation made two busts this week in cases involving health department letter grades.
On Wednesday, the department arrested Anastasios Kountis, 32, the owner of Rapid Consulting Inc., which represented restaurants during Health Department appeals. The Staten Island man, who was arraigned on several charges including forgery, allegedly sold fake restaurant grade... » more
It looks like New Yorkers can drink to their health.
Big Apple residents are taking better care of themselves by cutting down on smoking, junk food and drinking, while exercising more, according to a report released Wednesday by the city's health department.
Not only is life expectancy at a record high, with the average New Yorker living to 80.9 years, it's a three-year increase from... » more
At Krav New York, Krav Maga students spend their class time punching, kicking, fighting and screaming. Then practitioners of this martial arts method of combat used by Israeli Defense Forces do something atypical of fighters: yoga. They relax.
Krav New York is one of the first high-impact sports studios to incorporate low-impact yoga routines into its normal class repertoire. After every class,... » more