Issues: Women's Health

Free Mammogram Screening on October 24th!

According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime.October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and it is very important that women take the time to get tested.  That is why Senator Boyle has partnered with Project Renewal and Scanvan to co-host a free Mammogram Screening for women forty and older who have not been tested within the last year.Here are the details:

Free Mammogram Screening

October 24, 2013
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Steve Otis Celebrate New Child Labor Laws Aimed at Protecting Child Models

NEW YORK, NY- Today, New York State Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Senate Labor Committee Chairwoman Diane Savino, and Assemblyman Steven Otis celebrated the signing of a sweeping new child labor law that promises to end widespread exploitation of underage models in New York’s fashion industry. Until today, minors in New York's fashion industry were forced to work without the protections of the state's child labor laws. But under a new law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo late on Monday night, children in the fashion and modeling industries will now be provided the same protections afforded other young performers.

October 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & STAFF “GO PINK” IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and his district office staff today “went pink” in support of breast cancer awareness month.

     Senator Fuschillo and his staff members each wore pink to work to help raise awareness about breast cancer and show their support for breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

     Senator Fuschillo (back right) is pictured with staff members (front row, l-r) Monica Wirth, Cathy Stone, Lainie Altman; (back row-l-r) Chris Schneider, Sara Holly, and Randall Kaufman.

October 22, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN CURRAN TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Tuesday, November 12th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Freeport Library (144 West Merrick Road, Freeport). 

     Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results. 

October 16, 2013
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FELDER’S FREE FLU SHOT EVENT A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

Close to 200 people, including senior citizens and families, participated in Senator Felder’s free flu shot event today at the Senator’s office in Midwood. Constituents from across Senator Felder’s district received the 3-in-1 flu shot administered by nurses from Beth Israel Medical Center.  

October 8, 2013
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Senator O'Brien recognizes "Domestic Violence Awareness Month"

 

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O’Brien joined Alternatives for Battered Women, the Rochester and Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium and other local elected officials in recognizing October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”

“Domestic and dating violence is a scourge that must be confronted and eliminated,” Senator O’Brien said. “Throughout their lifetimes, domestic and dating violence will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men, and many incidents continue to go unreported. We must continue to insist that such violence will not be tolerated in our community.”

“I was proud to support the Domestic and Dating Violence Housing Rights law during my time in the Monroe County Legislature, and in the State Senate, fight for

October 8, 2013
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Ranzenhofer joins Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Campaign

 

 

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Campaign to encourage New York women to take advantage of the Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program.

 

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness month,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  “Some women may neglect their own health while taking care of their family and others.  That is why we want to send out the message that when you take care of yourself, you’re taking care of your family.  

Whether for emotional support or to find out how to get a free or low-cost mammogram, the hotline is available seven days a week for women all across Western New York.” 

 

October 3, 2013
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While great strides have been made in the fight against this deadly disease, there is still a long way to go: over 40,000 women (and 400 men) die annually of breast cancer.

October 2, 2013
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Breast Cancer: The Best Protection... is Early Detection

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  While great strides have been made in the fight against this deadly disease, there is still a long way to go: over 40,000 women (and 400 men) die annually of breast cancer. 

October 1, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO URGES WOMEN TO BE SAFE AND GET SCREENED AS PART OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

     With today marking the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is encouraging women to be safe and get screened.

     “Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among women, but early detection improves the chances that it can be treated successfully,” said Senator Fuschillo. “Getting screened is an important step that women should take to protect their health.”

October 1, 2013
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Senator Stavisky Recognizes October As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Flushing, NY—Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) joined her fellow lawmakers to recognize October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

September 30, 2013
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NEW HOTLINE ANNOUNCED FOR NEW YORK'S HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE

The New York State Department of Health has opened a hotline to help customers sign up for New York's healthcare exchange.  The enrollment period runs from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014.  You can reach the "NY State of Health" program at 1-855-355-5777.  The line will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m to 5 p.m.  For additional information, please visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov.

September 19, 2013
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Senator O’Brien recognizes Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with local advocacy groups

Note: Each speaker's name is linked to a short extract from their spoken remarks on YouTube.

PENFIELD, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O’Brien stood with women’s and health care advocates, including the non-profits Made the Same Inc., the Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project and Gilda’s Club of Rochester, to discuss the serious health risk posed to women by ovarian cancer during its National Awareness Month.

Ovarian cancer is highly treatable if caught early, but current screening methods are unreliable and early symptoms are so minor that they are often dismissed by doctors. The disease will affect roughly 1 in 70 women in their lifetimes.

September 18, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN CURRAN TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN BALDWIN

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook), in conjunction with NuHealth/Nassau Health Care Corporation, will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program on Tuesday, October 8th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Baldwin Library (2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin). 

     Appointments are necessary and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. On site nurses and technicians will provide a mammography, a clinical breast examination and instructions for self examination. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results. 

September 13, 2013
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