Issues: Women's Health

Senator Krueger Raises Alarm on Threat to Women’s Rights and Rallies Colleagues Around Support for Planned Parenthood

For Immediate Release | February 16, 2011

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

(New York, NY) With mounting evidence that Congress is embarking on a crusade against women’s reproductive rights, including efforts to shut down Planned Parenthood, Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) is working with Senate leadership and advocates to build a coalition in support of Planned Parenthood and against anti-choice legislation.

As a sign of unity, Senator Krueger gathered 22 of her colleagues to sign a letter to Speaker Boehner calling for him to drop his war against Planned Parenthood and women’s reproductive health.

February 16, 2011
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Breast Cancer Screening Program- North Merrick

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, August 18th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the North Merrick Library. The library is located at 1691 Meadowbrook Road in North Merrick.Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technici...ans will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination.

August 18, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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February 14, 2011
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Breast Cancer Screening Program-Massapequa Park

        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, June 16th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Massapequa Library (Bar Harbour Building). The library is located at 40 Harbor Lane in Massapequa Park.        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.

June 16, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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Breast Cancer Screening Program-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.

April 21, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Flanagan Working To Provide Tools For Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that he has authored legislation that would provide stronger preventative health care for women.  The legislation 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.

February 3, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM AT NORTH BELLMORE LIBRARY

         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, February 17th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the North Bellmore Library. The library is located at 1551 Newbridge Road in North Bellmore.        Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on first-come, first-served basis.

January 12, 2011
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ADDABBO BRINGS FREE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN BACK TO WOODHAVEN

Local Women Are Reminded: Have Breast Cancer Screening for Early Valentine’s Day Gift   

Queens, NY, January 10, 2011 – On Sunday, January 30, between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is sponsoring a free Mobile Mammography Van at the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven. An appointment is necessary. Call 1-800-453-8378, Ext. 1. Women ages 40 and over are urged to have a free screening for  cancer as an early Valentine’s Day gift to themselves. This is the seventh free mammography event the Senator has coordinated with the American Italian Cancer Foundation for women in his district since October 2008.  

January 11, 2011
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Breast Cancer Screening Program

        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, February 17th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the North Bellmore Library. The library is located at 1551 Newbridge Road in North Bellmore.        Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on first-come, first-served basis.

February 17, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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No-Cost Mammograms sponsored by Senator Addabbo

NO-COST MAMMOGRAMS

Sponsored by: Senator Joe Addabbo and the American Italian Cancer Foundation.

January 30, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Krueger Urges Young and Old to Make Life Changing New Year’s Resolution

For Immediate Release | January 4 , 2011

Katie Kincaid | kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

 

(New York, NY) – During the beginning of the new year, while New Yorkers vow to exercise and eat healthier, save more money and cut down on the amount of reality TV shows watched, Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) is urging all New Yorkers to fill out a Health Care Proxy, a resolution that will bring comfort and clarity to end-of-life decisions.

A Health Care Proxy (or some other form of Advance Directive), enables an individual to make important decisions about his/her health care planning, particularly regarding end-of-life care.

January 5, 2011
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Health Care Proxy & Living Will Information

Living Wills and the appointment of a person who can function as your health care proxy are important decisions we all should make related to how we wish to be treated as our life ends. These decisions are not just considerations for the frail and elderly, but choices to be made when we are alert and willing to evaluate our views on end- of- life care. Discussions with close family and friends is a good way to have opinions known, but will have greater relevance if they are also supported by a living will and a health care proxy.

File: 
Health Care Proxy[1].pdf

December 3, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM AT WANTAGH LIBRARY

          New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), in conjunction with the Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, December 30th from 8:30 am to 2:10 pm at the Wantagh Library. The library is located at 3285 Park Avenue in Wantagh.          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.

November 30, 2010
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November 17, 2010
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11/13/2010: Healthy Heart Project

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: November 10, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

MEDIA ADVISORY

Rochdale Village To Be The First Site Of A Wellness Center

As Part Of The Healthy Heart Project

 Senator Shirley L. Huntley And Dr. Robert Evans Spearhead

The Fight Against Heart Disease In African American Women

November 13, 2010
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Healthy Heart Project

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: November 10, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

MEDIA ADVISORY

Rochdale Village To Be The First Site Of A Wellness Center As Part Of The Healthy Heart Project  Senator Shirley L. Huntley And Dr. Robert Evans Spearhead The Fight Against Heart Disease In African American Women

(D-Jamaica), Senator Shirley L. Huntley’s office announced today a new community wellness initiative aimed at empowering African American women to combat heart disease. Called The Healthy Heart Project at Rochdale Village, this collaborative community effort is being coordinated by Senator Huntley and Dr. Robert Evans, with assistance of the newly founded Community Wellness Centers of America, LLC, that is basing its wellness outreach on a new testing device for heart disease called Multifunction Cardiogram or “MCG”, a risk-free test with 90-95% accuracy rates in diagnosing ischemic heart disease.

November 10, 2010
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11/4/2010: Press Conference on Heart Screening and Workshop for African-American Women

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: November 1, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

MEDIA ADVISORY

You are cordially invited to attend Senator Shirley L. Huntley’s Press Conference for the Healthy Heart Project: Heart Screening and Workshop for African-American Women. This is an effort to articulate our advocacy on closing the gap in health disparities.

November 1, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTING FREE MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS THIS WEEK

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Free Screenings for eligible women offered on the following dates:

 

October 26, 2010
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