Issues: Women's Health

May 31, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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State Senate Adopts Resolution Declaring May as Lupus Awareness Month

Today the New York State Senate unanimously passed a Resolution  (J767/K347) requesting that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proclaim May 2011 as Lupus Awareness Month in the State of New York.  The Resolution was sponsored in the Senate by Senator Joseph A. Griffo and co-sponsored by Senator José M. Serrano.

Lupus is a chronic disease affecting the immune system, causing it to become hyperactive and attack normal tissue. 90 percent of the thousands of people diagnosed with lupus each year are women, and the illness is most prevalent among African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asians.

May 4, 2011
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Deadly Ties: IDC Proposes Hospital Ban on Infection Causing Neck Wear; Other Bacteria Carrying Clothing

The Independent Democratic Conference today urged a prohibition on doctors and other healthcare professionals wearing neck ties, jewelry and other items that studies indicate are carriers for potentially deadly hospital-borne infections.

May 3, 2011
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Albany Times Union Healthy Life - April 4, 2011

Are you dense? What every women should know about her breasts and mammograms

By Cari Scribner/HealthyLife

May 3, 2011
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May 20, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN PROMOTES ADELPHI’S NY STATEWIDE BREAST CANCER HOTLINE AND SUPPORT PROGRAM

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “Mother’s Day is a significant time to remind women to get mammograms. I hope that this Mother’s Day women will take the time to make an appointment for a mammogram. Approximately 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal and if there is a problem, early detection can save your life.”

April 26, 2011
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Senator Martins Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Westbury Boxing Club

On Saturday, April 9, Senator Jack M. Martins joined with Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro for a ribbon cutting ceremony at M. Phipps Sport Center, 348 Post Avenue, for the Westbury Boxing Club.

Former Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon funded the community boxing program through the PBA. It is continuing in his memory through the Dillon Cornerman Foundation, established with the help of former State Senator Michael Balboni.

“The boxing club has served the community for years. Those who have participated in it as well as the staff, trainers and board members have all done a great job in making this program one that builds self-esteem and a strong work ethic,” Senator Martins said.

April 19, 2011
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Senator Rivera Attends Planned Parenthood of the Bronx Open House

Senator Gustavo Rivera joined Planned Parenthood staff and President Joan Malin to celebrate the new renovations at their Bronx Health Center. Planned Parenthood has been serving women in the Bronx for over 65 years. Their Bronx facilities serve 10,000 Bronxites every year. Senator Rivera issued the following statement:

April 15, 2011
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KLEIN FIGHTS TO GET REFUND FOR PELHAM PARKWAY RESIDENT

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced this week that he helped Pelham Parkway resident Anna Scully get a refund check for over $400 from United Healthcare for an advanced premium payment she made before she was accepted into the EPIC Fee program.

April 15, 2011
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA TO HOST FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS


Free Screenings for eligible women offered:

Friday, May 6, 2011

Starting at 9:00 a.m.

Senator Lanza’s District Office

May 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES FREE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in New York State.  According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 15,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.  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.

March 28, 2011
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ADDABBO BRINGS FREE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN BACK TO WOODHAVEN

 Local Women Urged to Welcome Spring, the Season of Renewal, with Breast Cancer Screening

 Queens, NY, March 25, 2011 – On Saturday, April 16, between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is sponsoring a free Mobile Mammography Van, with the staff from St. Barnabas Hospital, at the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven. An appointment is necessary; call 1-718-738-1111. Women ages 40 and over are urged to have a free screening for  cancer. This is the eighth free mammography event the Senator has coordinated with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation for women in his district since October 2008. 

March 28, 2011
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Mammograms - CANCELLED

My office has been contacted by the American Italian Cancer Foundation regarding the scheduled mammograms for April 12th and 13th. Due to unavoidable technical difficulties with the equipment on the Mobile Mammography Van the events need to be rescheduled. I will be in touch with new dates in the next couple of weeks. I apologize for the inconvenience.

April 12, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Reproductive Health Matters

Representatives of Planned Parenthood of New York City and the NYC Civil Liberties Union thank Senator Montgomery for affirming her support for the preservation of state and federal funding that enables their organization to deliver quality primary and preventive health care.  

March 22, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, April 21st from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Freeport Library. The library is located at 144 West Merrick Road in Freeport.            Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination.

March 21, 2011
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Senator Flanagan Joins With Assemblywoman Pheffer To Provide Women With The Tools Needed For Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (23rd Assembly District) announced that they have joined together to support legislation that would provide stronger preventative health care for women.  The legislation, which the two lawmakers sponsor in their respective houses, would require insurance companies to cover the cost of supplemental screening for women who have dense breast tissue or who are at greater risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

March 15, 2011
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South Avenue Goes Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

On Friday, March 4th, Senator Robach spoke at 'South Avenue Goes Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness'. During the event, free health screenings were given to the uninsured, ages 40 and older. South Avenue Goes Blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness also featured remarks from cancer survivor Ronald Banks. For more information on the Center for Community Health, you can visit http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/community-health/.

 

Pictured with Senator Robach are (from left to right)Julie Fugle, Arnishia Jordan, Judy Bermudez, Ronald Banks, Candice Lucas, Evie Hurt, and Gabriela Conti.

March 9, 2011
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