Issues: Women's Health

Senator Stavisky Celebrates March As Women’s History Month

 

Senator Stavisky Celebrates March As Women’s History Month

March 1, 2013
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Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
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SENATE REPUBLICANS CALL FOR IMMEDIATE AUDIT OF STATE’S MEDICAID PROGRAM, ANNOUNCE SENATE ROUNDTABLE TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF “COMPLACENT” OMIG

Call to Action Comes in the Wake of Congressional Report on Alleged Waste, Fraud and Mismanagement Within NY Medicaid Program, Inaction of OMIG, Resulting in Potential Loss of Billions in Federal Dollars

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and the Senate Republican Conference today called for an immediate independent audit of New York State’s Medicaid program and announced a forthcoming joint roundtable meeting of the Senate Health and Investigations Committees to investigate allegations of complacency and inaction by the state Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG).

February 25, 2013
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Sign Up to Support the Women's Equality Act Agenda

Governor Cuomo has proposed a comprehensive Women’s Equality Act, bringing together a number of key measures that have failed to move in Albany in the past, including protecting women's reproductive choice, achieving pay equity, stopping sexual harassment, and ending family status, source-of-income, and pregnancy discrimination.

This is a comprehensive and compelling agenda, but it needs your support.  Anti-choice advocates have mobilized in opposition to the reproductive health provisions of the governor’s proposal, and many other aspects of the proposal have long been obstructed by the business lobby.

Please sign up to support the Women's Equality Act agenda.Your support is vital to passing this long-overdue legislation and advancing the cause of equality in New York State.

February 6, 2013
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Life-Saving “Breast Density Information” Law In Effect

    Life-saving “Breast Density Information” law that will help in the fight against breast cancer is now in effect in New York State.

    The new law (Chapter 265), which unanimously passed both the Assembly and the Senate, is the most comprehensive breast density law in the country.  It is designed to improve the early detection of breast cancer by informing women of their breast density and encouraging them to discuss with their physicians the potential benefits of additional screening tests.

January 25, 2013
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Sen. Krueger Offers Roe v. Wade Anniversary Resolution

Liz sponsored a resolution commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, but it was blocked from consideration by the leaders of the Republican-dominated majority in the Senate. The Assembly passed a similar resolution without incident.

Read more from the Albany Times-Union and Gotham Gazette, or read on to see Liz's letter to the leaders of the Senate Majority as well as the full text of the resolution.

January 24, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP INCREASE EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER HAS TAKEN EFFECT

New Law Will Increase Women’s Awareness of Dense Breast Tissue 

January 24, 2013
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Now Effective: New Law Will Help Combat Breast Cancer

Effective January 19th, a new state law that I supported will enhance the fight against breast cancer.

The new law requires that all mammography reports provided by doctors must now include a notification to patients when it is determined that they have dense breast tissue.  Patients also must be informed about the importance of discussing additional screening options with their doctor.

Research shows that dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to find cancer on a mammogram and may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.  But according to a recent poll, 95% of women are unaware of their own breast density. 

January 24, 2013
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Senator Flanagan and Assemblywoman Jaffee Announce Breast Density Information Law

Senator John Flanagan and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee are joined by breast cancer survivor JoAnn Pushkin to announce new law to help fight breast cancer - January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013
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Senator Flanagan and Assemblywoman Jaffee Announce Life-Saving “Breast Density Information” Law In Effect

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (97th Assembly District) announced that the life-saving “Breast Density Information” law, they jointly sponsored to help in the fight against breast cancer, is now in effect in New York State.

The new law (Chapter 265), which unanimously passed both the Assembly and the Senate, is the most comprehensive breast density law in the country.  It is designed to improve the early detection of breast cancer by informing women of their breast density and encouraging them to discuss with their physicians the potential benefits of additional screening tests.

January 23, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2013-2014 Executive Budget to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Continue to Invest in Economic Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2013-14Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.

Highlights of the Executive Budget:

· Eliminates $1.3 billion budget gap with no new taxes or fees. The expected gap for 2013-14 was projected to be $17.4 billion prior to the last two responsible budgets.

· Holds spending increases below 2 percent for third consecutive year.

January 23, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN NORTH BELLMORE

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 21st 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 17, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Declares State Public Health Emergency in Response to Severe Flu Season; Executive Order Issued to Permit Pharmacists to Administer Flu Vaccinations to Patients Between Six Months and 18 Years of Age

Governor  Cuomo has declared a Public Health Emergency for all of New York State in response to this year’s increasingly severe flu season. The Governor issued an Executive Order which allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccinations to patients between six months and 18 years of age. This Order suspends for the next 30 days the section of State Education Law that limits the authority of pharmacists to administer immunizing agents only to individuals 18 years of age or older.

January 12, 2013
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Breast Cancer Screening Program- North Bellmore

     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 21st 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. 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.

     NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

February 21, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN WANTAGH

     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, December 20th from 8:45 am to 12:00 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. Patients and their physicians will be notified of the exam results.

     NuHealth’s guidelines for the program are as follows:

November 16, 2012
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The Teen Health Center Partners with Bronx Connect to Bridge Communications Gap NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera Backs Generational Communications Gap Initiative in the Bronx

 

Bronx, NY -St. Barnabas Hospital CAPP (Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) project, in collaboration with Bronx Connect ATI (Alternative to Incarceration), and Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF) is pioneering an initiative to bridge the generational communications gap between teens and their parents in the New York City.  

October 31, 2012
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Senator Flanagan Honored For Efforts In Fight Against Breast Cancer

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently presented with the "Champion of Exposing the Secret" Award for his efforts in the fight against breast cancer.  The award was presented to him at Adelphi University during an event to celebrate breast cancer survivors sponsored by the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program.  Senator Flanagan was honored for passing a new law (S.6769-B) which requires a mammography report to inform patients when they have dense breast tissue and to recommend that such patient have a discussion with their physician about pursuing further screening options.

October 24, 2012
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A Successful Women's Wellness Fair

I would like to thank everyone who attended, and all the vendors who provided information and services, at my 5th Annual Women's Wellness Fair this past weekend. Thank you for your continued support and for helping to make this year's Women's Wellness Fair such a success!

October 15, 2012
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