Issues: Women's Health

Senator Funke’s video reaction to the passage of the Senate Women’s Equality Act

Senator casts first legislative votes for historic package of eight laws; Equal pay for equal work, expanded protections from harassment & discrimination pass bipartisan Senate.

January 12, 2015
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FUNKE HELPS PASS SENATE WOMEN’S EQUALITY ACT

Senator casts first legislative votes for historic package of eight laws; Equal pay for equal work, expanded protections from harassment & discrimination pass bipartisan Senate

January 12, 2015
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Senate Passes Women's Equality Package

In its first legislative act of 2015, the New York State Senate today approved a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda that would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination.

January 12, 2015
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SENATOR GEORGE AMEDORE ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF COMPREHENSIVE WOMEN’S EQUALITY AGENDA

Senator George Amedore today voted to approve a comprehensive women’s equality agenda that would ensure equal pay for equal work, and provide women much-needed protections against discrimination, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and human trafficking.

“I’m happy that these important pieces of legislation were the Senate’s first order of business; I’ve said all along they need to be a priority,” said Senator Amedore. “These bills have bipartisan support, and women in New York have waited long enough – they deserve these protections. It’s time for our colleagues in the Assembly to put women’s health and safety above politics and pass this package of bills.”

The bills passed by the Senate today would:

January 12, 2015
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Senator Brad Hoylman Blasts GOP’s Attempt to Provide Political Cover For Anti-Choice Lawmakers

Hoylman: Concerned that "today's proceedings are part of a right-wing, extremist state-by-state effort to dismantle reproductive choice”

Senator Brad Hoylman said: “This cynical ploy by the Senate GOP is clearly designed to provide political cover to anti-choice lawmakers, who continue to attempt to deny New York women access to reproductive healthcare.

“It’s outrageous that in the year 2015, New York State law fails to codify Roe v. Wade and if Senate Republicans had any regard for a woman’s right to choose, they would stop hiding and bring the remainder of Governor Cuomo's Women’s Equality Act to the floor immediately.

January 12, 2015
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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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

BREAST DENSITY INFORMATION LINKS - CLICK ON THE LINK OR THE IMAGE TO VISIT EACH SITE

Information on the Breast Density Information Law sponsored by Senator Flanagan

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 & 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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