Issues: Health Care

Cancer Wellness Connections Luncheon

Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak at Cancer Wellness Connections luncheon. Cancer Wellness Connections helps women stay healthy, positive, and strong as they go through the challenge of cancer treatment. I am photographed with Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Eileen Grossman.

October 12, 2012
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Senator Carlucci, Lions Club of North Rockland Announce Free Eye Screening Program for Children 2-5 Years Old

NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) and the Lions Club of North Rockland today announced that they will be hosting a free eye screening program for children between the ages of 2 – 5 years old.  The program helps identify children with amblyopia and is conducted in partnership with the Ira G. Ross Eye Institute.

The event will be held next Monday, October 8th from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Senator Carlucci’s District Office, located at 95 South Middletown Road, Nanuet.

October 3, 2012
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to issue this reminder about the importance of scheduling a yearly mammogram.

October 3, 2012
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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Senator Dilan stresses the importance of early detection

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is urging women to take advantage of free breast cancer support and referral services available throughout New York City this October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the state Department of Health, one in eight women will develop breast cancer.

September 28, 2012
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Senator Martins Supports Shoes For All

Williston Park Doctor Starts Non-Profit to Collect and Distribute Footwear

Senator Jack M. Martins recently congratulated Dr. Mary Carlson for her work for Shoes For All, a non-profit organization Dr. Carlson founded to collect and distribute shoes to those less fortunate and in desperate need of footwear.

Dr. Carlson, podiatrist with an office located in Williston Park, ran her first shoe drive at a local street fair in September 2010. The tremendous community support encouraged her to continue her outreach service. The result was Shoes For All, which is making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate by providing shoes, which will ultimately prevent foot health problems.

September 28, 2012
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RITCHIE MEETS WITH OSWEGO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

Ritchie, Huang Discuss Working Together to Fight Mosquito-Borne Disease

State Senator Patty Ritchie met with Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang Monday, to discuss what can be done to stop the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses in the Central New York region.

September 17, 2012
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Anthony L. Jordan Health Center Provides Services at Andrew's Park Apartments

(Rocheser, N.Y.) - On Friday, August 17th, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of Anthony L. Jordan's new basic medical and dental services suite at Andrew's Terrace Apartments. For more information on the great work that Anthony L. Jordan Health Center does in our community, visit their website, http://www.jordanhealth.org/.

August 20, 2012
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Kennedy, Ryan Host Roundtable Forum on Drug Addiction Treatment in Western New York

Several leading treatment providers, advocates and researchers outline local issues related to addiction treatment and prevention. Forum discusses steps forward to improve patient care and adapt to the new challenges of prescription drug addiction

BUFFALO – Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblyman Sean Ryan hosted a roundtable discussion on the future of drug addiction treatment in Western New York Monday at D’Youville College. Several expert panelists participated in the conversation and detailed challenges facing treatment providers and prevention advocates.

August 13, 2012
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BROOKLYN DELEGATION: STATE MUST ACT NOW TO SAVE SERVICES, MED EDUCATION AT DOWNSTATE

Electeds Urge Comprehensive Plan to Save Hospital and Medical School

BROOKLYN – Today, a coalition of Brooklyn elected officials sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging immediate action to save critical services and medical training at the State University of New York’s Downstate Medical Center (Downstate) and its affiliates.

Downstate faces a major operating deficit, and a significant restructuring is necessary for the institution’s survival. Downstate’s Long Island College Hospital has already laid off 150 employees; over 400 more Downstate employees will receive contract-mandated notice of future layoffs this month, with over a thousand layoffs expected in the next year. This will lead to a massive cut in services and the ability to train medical professionals in Brooklyn.

August 9, 2012
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Senator Dilan Announces Legislation Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

Legislation permits optometrists to certify vision related disabilities

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law a bill authored by State Senator Martin Malave Dilan (D-Bushwick).  The legislation, S.1340A, permits licensed optometrists to certify a vision related disability for the purposes of receiving a handicap license plate from the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

August 6, 2012
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LaValle Legislation To Help Breast Cancer Patients Recover From A Partial Mastectomy, Now Law

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle's (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) bill that would help some breast cancer patients by requiring insurance companies to cover reconstruction for partial mastectomies has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.The bill (S3801A. CH. 302), sponsored by Senator  LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), adds partial mastectomies to the law that already covers reconstruction for full mastectomies. It would ensure that  breast cancer patients who undergo the partial loss of a breast have reconstruction as an option covered by insurance.

August 2, 2012
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Senator Addabbo Op-Ed on 'Changes to EPIC'

EPIC Changes Coming in January

By NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach)

 

August 1, 2012
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SALAND’S PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

Closes Reporting Requirements Loophole For Sex Offenses

Senator Stephen Saland (R,I,C - Poughkeepsie) announced today that his bill remedying a significant loophole in reporting requirements for medical professionals has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation, Senate Bill 7456, requires professional conduct officers or investigators of misconduct to report sex offenses committed by mental health professionals to appropriate law enforcement.

Previously, reporting requirements varied according to the license of the offender. Saland said the law will bring consistency to the reporting requirements of similar sex offenses.

August 1, 2012
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Senator LaValle Announces New Law to Help Increase Early Detection of Breast Cancer

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he supported to improve early breast cancer detection was recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law (S6769B) will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue may make it more difficult to detect tumors.

July 25, 2012
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Senator LaValle Announces New Law to Help Increase Early Detection of Breast Cancer

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he supported to improve early breast cancer detection was recently signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law (S6769B) will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue may make it more difficult to detect tumors.

July 25, 2012
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Anthony Jordan Health Center Expanding

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to take part in a ground breaking ceremony at the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, located on 82 Holland Street. For more information on the services the Jordan Health Center provides to our community, visit their website, http://www.jordanhealth.org/.

July 20, 2012
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8/11/2012: 6th Annual Family & Friends Day

Join Senator Huntley and friends for a FREE day of learning,exercise, games, rides, food, music, entertainment and otherfun-filled activities.

Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Roy Wilkins ParkFoch and Merrick Boulevards12 NOON – 4:00 PM

For more information, please contact my District Office at (718) 523-3069

August 11, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Far Rockaway Healthcare Workshop

A Healthcare Workshop, featuring:The American-Italian Cancer Foundation(FREE MAMOGRAMS FOR AGES 40 & OVER)

The Samaritan Hands Health Ministry at St. Johns Baptist Church

DATE:     Thursday, July 26, 2012

TIME:     10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location:  Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center    62-00 Beach Channel Drive    Averne, New York 11692

For more information, please contact:

July 26, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Unity Hospital Opens New Cafe

Unity Hospital opened its new bistro style Café.

The new Café has doubled in size - from 4,472 square feet to over 9,000 square feet  - to match the expanding size of the new Hospital that will be complete in 2014. The Café serves approximately 1,100 meals per day, servicing nearly 2,600 Unity employees on the Hospital campus.   

 

This new bistro-style Café was created for the comfort and enjoyment of employees as visitors who need a comfortable space while waiting or in the course of visiting friends and loved ones.

 

. Park Place amenities include:

 

July 9, 2012
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Senator Rivera Congratulates Supreme Court for Historic Decision on the Affordable Care Act

Bronx, NY - State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act in its entirety, including the individual mandate:

"Today is a great day for the residents of the Bronx that I represent and for working people throughout the United States who understand the struggle to find affordable health care in this country. I am incredibly grateful for the Supreme Court's important and historic decision and for President Obama's leadership on ensuring that every American have access to affordable health insurance. Thanks to today's decision, the implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act will lead to 32 million more Americans having health insurance by 2014."

June 29, 2012
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