Issues: Women's Health

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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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


If you, or someone you know, has a concern about breast cancer, the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is a wonderful service to help find answers. 

More than 100 highly trained volunteers staff the hotline and offer emotional support, information and referrals. These are people who have “been there.”  There is no charge for any of the services, which Adelphi has been providing for 32 years. The toll-free number is 1-800-877-8077.

October 12, 2012
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Cancer Wellness Connections Luncheon

Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak at Cancer Wellness Connections luncheon. Cancer Wellness Connections helps women stay healthy, positive, and strong as they go through the challenge of cancer treatment. I am photographed with Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Eileen Grossman.

October 12, 2012
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Lorraine Pace, Founding President of Breast Cancer Help, Inc., at September 27, 2012 Fundraiser

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined Lorraine Pace, Founding President of Breast Cancer Help, Inc. at the 5th Annual Bill Evans Celebrity Golf Outing on September 27, 2012.  Meteorologist Bill Evans Sponsored the fundraising event at Island Hills Golf Club in Sayville.  All proceeds went to benefit Breast Cancer Help, Inc. and their Long Island Cancer Help and Wellness Center. 

October 4, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO GET SCREENED AS PART OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is encouraging women to be safe and get a mammography screening as part of breast cancer awareness month.

     “Early detection is the best defense women have against breast cancer, which is the most common form of cancer among women,” said Senator Fuschillo. “Getting annual mammograms is an important step that women should take to protect their health.”

     According to the American Cancer Society, early detection improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully. The American Cancer Society offers the following recommendations for early breast cancer detection:

October 3, 2012
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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Senator Dilan stresses the importance of early detection

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is urging women to take advantage of free breast cancer support and referral services available throughout New York City this October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the state Department of Health, one in eight women will develop breast cancer.

September 28, 2012
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Senator Robach's 5th Annual Wellness Fair

When: Saturday, October 13, 2012

Time: 10AM to 2PM

What:  Receive free wellness checks (blood pressure, cholesterol), acupuncture, colon cancer screenings, chiropractic information, fitness demonstrations, financial information, self defense instructions, spa and relaxation tips, child care information, and more.

Where: Mall at Greece Ridge, Use Entrance #9

 

Proud to partner with Rochester Woman Magazine and WDKX

September 10, 2012
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