Issues: Women's Health

Senate Majority Brings Marriage Laws into the 21st Century

(Albany, NY) Senator Diane J. Savino, joined her colleagues in Senate Majority in passing a legislative package which fundamentally restructures matrimonial law to improve the process and outcome of divorce for all New Yorkers, particularly women and children who are often the most vulnerable when marriages are dissolved.

June 16, 2010
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Mothers: Know Your Rights!

In late 2009 I sponsored and pushed through Legislation (S1107) to establish a Breastfeeding Mothers’ Bill of Rights. All too often women are made to feel ashamed when they breastfeed, which can lead them to quit breastfeeding their babies prematurely.

My Breastfeeding Mother’s Bill of Rights is common-sense legislation that empowers and supports new mothers by providing them with the information they need prior to, and after they give birth so they can make the best decisions for their child and themselves.

June 9, 2010
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Senator Krueger Helps End Out-of-Control Increases to Health Insurance Premium Rates

For Immediate Release | June 8, 2010

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

 

(New York, NY) Those who are struggling under a rising tide of healthcare costs can finally breathe a sigh of relief. In an effort to slow the increasing burden of healthcare costs, Senator Liz Krueger helped pass “Prior Approval” legislation (S8088) which will enact new standards of oversight and accountability of the health insurance industry, making coverage more affordable for individuals, families and small businesses.

June 8, 2010
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Padavan Hosts No-Cost Mammography Screenings In Bellerose

On Saturday June 5, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) and the American-Italian Cancer Foundation hosted a mammography screening event outside of Padavan’s District Office in Bellerose. The no-cost screenings took place on the Foundation’s fully contained mobile mammography van. Both insured and un-insured women who took part in the event incurred no-out-of-pocket expenses and no co-pays. The event was the second in a series throughout 2010. Padavan hosted an event back in April and will host another one in November.

June 7, 2010
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Free Mammograms Available

The program is free for uninsured women 40 and older.

June 14, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Free Mammograms Available

The program is free for uninsured women 40 and older.

June 10, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM AT MASSAPEQUA LIBRARY

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, June 17th at the Massapequa Library.

May 24, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Breast Cancer Screening Program

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Thursday, June 17th at the Massapequa Library.

June 17, 8:30 AM - 2:10 PM
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Free Mammograms Available


The program is free for uninsured women 40 and older. Mammographies are by appointment only.

To schedule a Scan Van appointment, call 1-800-564-6868.

June 1, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Senator Craig Johnson's Breast Cancer Public Service Announcement

With Mother's Day approaching, Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), released a Public Service Announcement Promoting Breast Cancer awareness.

In the PSA, which was filmed in Senator Johnson's childhood home in Port Washington, he talks about his mother, late County Legislator Barbara Johnson, and how her 15-year battle with breast cancer affected his family.

He also directs viewers to the The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program, which has provided professional counseling, education and outreach services to thousands of breast cancer patients and their families for the last 30 years.

May 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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This Mother's Day Remember Mammograms Save Lives

Senator Lanza 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.

May 7, 2010
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Senator Onorato Urges Local Women in Need of Breast Cancer Screening to Look into No-Cost Mammogram Event

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New York State Senator George Onorato

FOR RELEASE:  May 4, 2010CONTACT:  Janet K. Kash  (518)455-3486  kash@senate.state.ny.us

SENATOR ONORATO URGES LOCAL WOMEN IN NEED OF BREAST CANCER SCREENING TO LOOK INTO NO-COST MAMMOGRAM EVENT

American-Italian Cancer Foundation and Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House are Sponsoring Mobile Mammography Van Program on May 20

May 6, 2010
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10th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo hled at Tech City, Kingston

On Saturday, May 1st, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Women's Health Expo in Kingston, NY.
Pictured with the Senator from left to right is Lori Dubord, Dr. Craig Moss, M.D. and Dr. Debra Karnasiewicz, M.D.

May 5, 2010
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State Senator Liz Krueger Suggests Urges New Yorkers to Use Mother’s Day As a Reminder to Schedule Mammograms

For Immediate Release | May 4, 2010

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

(New York, NY) - This year on Mother’s Day, when we take the time to honor the women who have done so much to care for others, State Senator Liz Krueger urges us to remind these same women to take care of themselves by getting regular mammogram screenings. Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death for woman, and while many women schedule regular screenings – including self examinations – more than 41,000 women die annually from this disease.

May 4, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Urges All Women to Get a Mammogram This Mother's Day

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mammaroneck) today urged all women to give themselves the gift of peace of mind this Mother’s Day by scheduling an appointment for a mammogram. The Senator joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day mammography campaign.

May 3, 2010
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SENATOR STACHOWSKI SPONSORS RIGHT TO LIFE LOBBY DAY IN ALBANY

4/27/10

SENATOR STACHOWSKI SPONSORS RIGHT TO LIFE LOBBY DAY IN ALBANY

 Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), today sponsored the New York State Right To Life Committee’s 2010 Lobby For Life Day in Albany. 

 A bi-partisan, multi-faith and multi-cultural gathering of approximately 150 members of the statewide Right To Life Committee convened in Albany to listen to legislative leaders speak in support of the Committee’s positions before members proceeded to meet with state representatives.   

April 27, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE ENCOURAGES MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS

It is tradition in the United States to set aside the second Sunday in May in honor of mothers across the nation.  As this special day approaches, families will begin thinking about the perfect way to show appreciation for their mother’s unconditional love and understanding.  While sending mom f

April 27, 2010
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