Issues: Women's Health

National Mammography Day - Friday, Oct. 17

Friday, October 17th is National Mammography Day. Occurring during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mammography Day is an opportunity for people to get informed about the tests and information that can help save lives in the fight against this terrible disease.

October 17, 2014
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Susan G. Komen Twin Tiers Region's 3rd Annual 'Dine Out for the Cure' is today ~ Read more

Susan G. Komen Twin Tiers Region is holding its 3rd Annual "Dine Out for the Cure" today.

Read more, "Dine Out for the Cure to raise money for breast cancer"

For more information, visit www.komentwintiers.org

October 16, 2014
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Senator Bonacic urges women to get a mammogram during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early detection is crucial for overcoming breast cancer

Senator John Bonacic would like to remind women that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to take the steps necessary for early detection, and screening. He joins with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their October Campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

October 6, 2014
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OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

SENATOR LANZA SPONSORS FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS

While great strides have been made in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer -- and many women diagnosed with the disease are living long, healthy lives -- the fight against this deadly disease is far from over.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are encouraged to consult with their health care providers to learn more about the disease, discuss their concerns, and develop an appropriate plan for breast cancer screening -- because early detection can save lives.

Senator Andrew Lanza is sponsoring FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS on the following dates:

October 3, 2014
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Senator Ken LaValle: It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Remember To Schedule Mammograms

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am encouraging women to schedule their annual mammogram.

It goes without saying that cancer is a frightening disease.  However, advances in early detection screenings have helped save lives by diagnosing cancers in their earliest, most curable stages.  A mammogram is the best early detection tool we have in the fight against breast cancer.  Annual mammograms not only provide peace of mind—they can, and do, save lives.

October 1, 2014
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

While great strides have been made in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer -- and many women diagnosed with the disease are living long, healthy lives -- the fight against this deadly disease is far from over.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are encouraged to consult with their health care providers to learn more about the disease, discuss their concerns, and develop an appropriate plan for breast cancer screening -- because early detection can save lives.

October 1, 2014
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While great strides have been made in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer, the fight against this deadly disease is far from over. I encourage all women to consult with their health care providers to learn more about the disease and develop an appropriate plan for breast cancer screening. 

I am pleased to work with and support many local cancer research and advocacy organizations, including the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, and am truly humbled to have recently received the BCCR's Advocacy Spirit Award at their annual gala. 

October 1, 2014
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Valesky bill to cover equipment and supplies for ostomies signed into law

SYRACUSE—This week, Governor Cuomo signed into law S.7893, sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) which requires every insurance policy to include equipment and supplies necessary for the treatment of ostomies.

An ostomy is a surgically created opening connecting an internal organ to the abdomen, caused by many different conditions, including cancer, bowel disease, birth defects and injury. Different kinds of ostomies are named for the organ involved, such as a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy.

September 25, 2014
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Breast Cancer Information Center

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) is proud to present the 21st annual “Walk for Beauty…in a Beautiful Place” on Sunday, October 26, 2014. This year in celebration of WMHO’s 75th anniversary we will be adding a COLOR SPLASH option for walkers and are proud to announce the inaugural Hercules on the Harbor 10K run.

September 22, 2014
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7th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Mall at Greece Ridge for my 7th annual Women's Wellness Fair. It was a great turnout, with a lot of helpful information and knowledgeable vendors.

To see more photos from this great event, click here.

September 15, 2014
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7th Annual Ovarian Cancer 5k

I was pleased to join Cancer Wellness Connections for its 7th annual Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer 5k at MCC over the weekend. For more information on Cancer Wellness Connections, visit their website at www.cancerwellnessconnections.org.

September 9, 2014
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Governor Signs Hannon Bill to Promote Access and Coverage for Women's Health Care Services

Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau) announces his legislation to educate the public on women’s health initiatives was signed into law (Chapter 342) by the Governor.  The new law requires the NYS Department of Health to establish an up-to-date website devoted solely to women’s health, including information on the 22 preventive services now covered with no cost to patients under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).

September 4, 2014
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Seward Secures Grant Funds To Aid Domestic Violence Victims

ONEONTA, 09/03/14 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) announced today that $75,000 in grant funds he secured will go to local domestic violence programs.

“These community programs provide vital services for those in dire need, who often have nowhere else to turn,” said Senator Seward.  “The U.S. Surgeon General has identified domestic violence as the number one health problem affecting American women.  We are fortunate to have so many local organizations providing help to vulnerable individuals, and I am pleased to assist them in their efforts to make our communities safer.”

The funding was set aside in the 2014-2015 state budget.

September 3, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & LEGISLATOR NICOLELLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN NEW HYDE PARK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) are sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Tuesday, September 16th from 8:45 am to 12 pm at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

     Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results. 

     NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows: 

August 26, 2014
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Breast Cancer Screening Program-New Hyde Park

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Legislator Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) are sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Tuesday, September 16th from 8:45 am to 12 pm at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

     Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

     NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

     • The program is open to Nassau County women. 

September 16, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Breakfast

It was great joining the American Cancer Society at their annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Breakfast this morning. This is a great event that helps raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research.

August 20, 2014
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Senator O’Brien, women’s rights advocates announce bill to minimize harmful impact of Hobby Lobby decision

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Senator Ted O’Brien, joined by leading women’s rights advocates from the Rochester and Finger Lakes region, announced his co-sponsorship of legislation that would require employers to notify their employees before changing their insurance plans to restrict access to contraception. The bill comes in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision allowing corporations to exclude certain forms of contraception from their health care coverage.

August 18, 2014
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Senator Robach Announces 7th Annual Women's Wellness Fair

 

Senator Joe Robach pleased to announce that his 7th annual Women’s Wellness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Mall at Greece Ridge Center. Please use Entrance #9, located between Marshalls and the Food Court entrance, when arriving.

The Women’s Wellness Fair will once again feature free blood pressure checks, chiropractic information, financial information, childcare information, fitness demonstrations and much more!

The first 100 attendees will receive a free gift bag. These gift bags include free products like hand sanitizer and reusable grocery bags, as well as coupons, refrigerator magnets and other healthcare related items.

Participating Vendors:

Erna's Hope

August 11, 2014
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Moms Rally at City Hall in Support of Breastfeeding, Celebrate 20th Anniversary of NYS Civil Rights Law Allowing Women to Breastfeed Anywhere They Have the Legal Right to Be

Today on the steps of City Hall, breastfeeding mothers and families, lactation professionals and advocates from all over New York City participated in the NYC Breastfeeding Leadership Council Annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan, joined by Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli and multiple elected leaders, inlcuding Sen. Krueger. After the rally, the caravan traveled on the “A” train to Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Restoration Plaza for the Brooklyn Alliance for Breastfeeding Empowerment’s (B.A.B.E.) day-long breastfeeding celebration.

August 8, 2014
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Senator Parker Announces Support For New Mothers And Their Families

(Brooklyn, NY) - Senator Kevin Parker today announced new support by New York for post-partum services to new mothers and their families. The legislation signed into law today was introduced by Senator Liz Krueger, cosponsored by Senator Parker and five other Senators, and passed both houses of the Legislature with bi-partisan support.

August 7, 2014
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