Issues: Women's Health

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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Breast Cancer Screening Program-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. 

October 8, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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BCCR Terri Scmitt Legislative Reception

Last night, I was pleased to join my colleagues in government at the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester's 10th annual Terri Schmitt Legislative Reception. This reception was highlighted by a beautiful tribute to Terri from her son, Tim Deckman.

Terri served as Co-Chair of the BCCR and was an unbelievable advocate for our community until losing her own battle with breast cancer in April 2002. While it's been 11 years since Terri's unfortunate passing, her legacy and vision lives on through the BCCR.

 

August 15, 2013
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Breast Cancer Screening Program- 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. 

November 12, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Brings Free Mammogram Screenings to the 29th District

(New York, NY) - Senator José M. Serrano and the Project Renewal Scan Van Program partnered to sponsor their annual series of free mammogram screenings in the 29th Senate District. As part of an initiative to detect and prevent breast cancer, Senator Serrano sponsored free mammogram screenings in East Harlem, The Bronx, Roosevelt Island and the Upper West Side, providing a crucial service for many women who would otherwise go without.  

July 30, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN 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 15th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Merrick Library (2279 Merrick Avenue, Merrick).

July 29, 2013
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July 10, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senate Approves Women Equality Agenda

The New York State Senate passed an historic package of bills today that would ensure equal pay for women, strengthen laws against human trafficking, provide greater support and protection for victims of domestic violence, stop sexual harassment, and end discrimination of women in the workplace related to gender, pregnancy, and family status. 

June 21, 2013
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Statement From Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Regarding the Voting Down of Choice Amendment

"No one would believe that in 2013 there were not enough Senators willing to vote to protect the health and equality of women.

In 1970, when choice was first passed in New York, 12 Republican Senators joined a majority of their Democratic colleagues to support this landmark legislation. In our state, women’s health has never been a Republican or Democratic issue. I find it shocking that 43 years later not one Senate Republican stood up for women’s equality."

Click here to view the official press release.

June 21, 2013
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Leader Stewart-Cousins on The Brian Lehrer Show (Source: WNYC)

Source: WNYC

Leader Stewart-Cousins was on The Brian Lehrer Show this morning to discuss what still needed to be done before the end of session, including the gambling expansion plan, ethics and campaign finance reform, and the women's equality agenda.

Click here to listen to the show.

June 21, 2013
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Breast Cancer Screening Program- 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 15th from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm at the Merrick Library (2279 Merrick Avenue, Merrick).

August 15, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sen. Krueger on Brian Lehrer: End-of-Session, Women’s Equality, and Campaign Finance Reform

Sen. Krueger called in to the Brian Lehrer show this morning to discuss the end of the legislative session and the high-priority legislation that's currently blocked by the Republican-IDC "coalition" in the Senate.

June 13, 2013
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Steve Otis Announce Passage of New Child Labor Laws Aimed at Protecting Child Models

ALBANY, NY- Last night, both the New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation protecting child models from exploitation and abuse. State Senate Labor Committee Chairwoman Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) was the prime sponsor in the Senate (S.5486) and Assemblyman Steve Otis was the prime sponsor in the Assembly (A.7787). Senate Majority Coalition Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) co-sponsored the legislation and helped fast track the measure through the legislature.

June 13, 2013
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Video: "There Are No Excuses" for Failure to Vote on Gov. Cuomo's Women's Equality Act

Sen. Krueger joined colleagues from both houses to demand a vote on Gov. Cuomo's 10-point Women's Equality Act at a large rally held at the state capitol by the Women's Equality Coalition.

June 10, 2013
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Senator Valesky’s Expanded Pride of New York Legislation Passes Senate Bill Will Encourage Restaurants to Use Local Foods

ALBANY, N.Y.—Legislation creating a program to recognize restaurants featuring local products promoting New York-grown products sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) passed the Senate today.

May 30, 2013
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