Issues: Women's Health

Senator Martins Thanks Adelphi Breast Cancer Hotline

Since October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Senator Jack M. Martins wanted to personally thank those organizations that have made it a mission to raise awareness and support those who have suffered from breast cancer.

October 31, 2011
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SENIORS KICK IT UP AT SEN. RITCHIE'S HEALTH EXPOS

Nearly 2,000 seniors turned out for my health and wellness expos in Fulton and Watertown.

Attendees were treated to a wealth of information about staying fit and healthy, and a great time.

I can't wait 'til next year!

October 27, 2011
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Senator Krueger Talks Health Exchanges

The Bipartisan Pro-Choice Caucus wants to make sure women still have quick access to family planning and other services once the Affordable Healthcare Act is fully in place. As caucus founder Senator Liz Krueger explains, their concerns is connected to the state-level health insurance exchanges.

October 26, 2011
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Senator Krueger & Pro-Choice Caucus Push Obama Admin On Care Inclusion

Fifty-four Assembly members and senators have signed on to a letter circulated by the Bipartisan Pro Choice Legislative Caucus urging the Obama administration to interpret the health care reform law such that state-level health care exchanges include all family planning essential community providers in their networks.

The letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Donald Berwick, administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, notes wait times increased most significantly – up to 70 days in the Boston area – for women’s health care providers when Massachusetts implemented its version of health care reform. The lawmakers don’t want to see that replicated here in New York.

October 26, 2011
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ADDABBO BRINGS FREE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN BACK TO WOODHAVEN

Urges Women: Make an Appointment During Breast Cancer Awareness Month   

 

 

October 25, 2011
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Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition’s Golf Skill Challenge Classic

Senator Owen H. Johnson was recently on hand for the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition’s (BBCC) Golf Skill Challenge Classic at the Sumpwams Creek Golf Course in Babylon Village.  The September 26, 2011 outing raised funds to benefit Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition’s many patient and community services. Photograph left to right: BBCC President Tess Helfman; BBCC Board members: Karen Kunkel, Kim Mascolo, and Deborah Kolovich; Senator Owen H. Johnson; and Keely Harris.

October 7, 2011
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Oppenheimer Urges Women to Schedule Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Senator Oppenheimer is Living Proof that Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer Survival

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) reminds New Yorkers that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and urges all women to schedule their annual mammogram.

Medical professionals recommend that women receive a clinical breast exam beginning at age 20 and thereafter a minimum of once every three years until the age of 40. Women over 40 should undergo clinical breast exams every year.

October 7, 2011
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Adelphi NYS Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program

I hope you will make use of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at 800-877-8077.    The hotline has been in existence for 31 years and provides emotional support from trained volunteers, most of whome are women who have had breast cancer.  More information can be obtained at http://www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer/

October 4, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE'S SENIOR HEALTH, WELLNESS EXPO OCT. 12


Free Flu Shots, Cancer Screening At Fulton War Memorial

October 3, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO URGES WOMEN TO BE SAFE AND GET SCREENED AS PART OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

          With national breast cancer awareness month starting today, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding women that early detection plays a critical role in overcoming breast cancer.           “Early detection greatly increases the chances of successfully treating breast cancer, which is why it’s so important for women to get screened regularly and practice good health habits.

October 1, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO HIGHLIGHTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

In recognition of October as  Breast Cancer Awareness Month, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is encouraging women to contact their health care providers to receive regular screenings for breast cancer.

September 30, 2011
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Press Statement regarding the passage of bill S.3111

Bill S.3111 gives parents of still born children the option to get birth certificates and name their children.

Senator Adams' states:

" I am heartened that Governor Cuomo has signed bill S. 3111 into law, as it provides a measure of compassion and solace to parents who have been subjected to an unfathomable set of circumstances.  Over the past two and a half years I've met with parents that have suffered the cruel fate of having a stillborn child.  No matter when the event transpired, they carry the pain as if it were yesterday.

September 30, 2011
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Onorato, SHAREing & CAREing Hold Cancer Run/Walk

The Queens Gazette reported on the SHAREing & CAREing Run/Walk To Fight Cancer that took place at Astoria Park on September 25. Senator Gianaris was there advocating for breast and ovarian cancer patients and their families, along with over 200 participants.

Under an early morning sky on September 25, local politicians and community organizers joined area residents at the Astoria Park track for the Senator George Onorato and SHAREing & CAREing Run/Walk To Fight Cancer.

More than 200 persons participated in the run/walk.

September 29, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with area health care providers, during the month of October as part of outreach efforts to support “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, at both of his district offices.

 

Free mammograms sponsored by the Multi Diagnostic Services will be available to women over 40 at Senator Golden’s District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An appointment must be made by calling 718-454-8556.

 

September 23, 2011
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ADDABBO’S NO-COST OR LOW-COST MAMMOGRAPHY EVENT DRAWS 22 WOMEN FOR CANCER TESTS TO FOREST HILLS

Queens, NY, September 20, 2011 – On Thursday, September 8, NYS Senator Joseph P.

September 20, 2011
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FREE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING SPONSORED BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA - Friday October 14th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in New York State. Until the cause and cure for breast cancer is found, the best tool in the fight against breast cancer is education and early detection. A mammogram can detect breast cancer almost 24 months before it can be manually detected.

October 14, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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FREE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING SPONSORED BY SENATOR ANDREW LANZA - Friday, October 14, 9am - 12pm

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in New York State. Until the cause and cure for breast cancer is found, the best tool in the fight against breast cancer is education and early detection. A mammogram can detect breast cancer almost 24 months before it can be manually detected.

October 14, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senate GOP Still Holding up Insurance-Exchange Legislation

Posted by: Cara Matthews - on Sep 14, 2011

Nearly three months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers forged an agreement on legislation to set up a health-insurance exchange in the state, the GOP-controlled Senate has yet to indicate whether it plans to return to Albany to vote on the bill. States are required to set up health-care exchanges to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.

The measure passed the Assembly at during the last week of session in June, but it was removed from the Senate agenda because some Republicans said they oppose “Obamacare” and thus would vote no on the bill. Senate leaders said it could be taken up later in the year. The Senate has not returned since June, and it’s unclear whether the bill will be voted on.

September 19, 2011
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