Issues: Health

Letter to the Editor

Senator Ranzenhofer's Letter to the Editor appeared in the Amherst Bee on August 14, 2013.

 

August 9, 2013

August 14, 2013
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS TO HOST FREE HEART, STROKE SCREENINGS

Legislators offer health services at district office

 

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are teaming up with Heartscan Services to offer free heart and stroke screenings at their district office. A variety of tests aimed at early detection and prevention of health risks will be offered on August 27th, September 5th and September 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 7408 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

 

August 13, 2013
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Ranzenhofer promotes healthy living at annual Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y.- Senator Ranzenhofer promotes healthy living at his annual Family Health Fair at the Amherst Senior Center.  Over eighty health providers offered free screenings and health information on a wide variety of topics.

August 12, 2013
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The NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus Applaud Stop and Frisk Ruling

Reforming Stop and Frisk has been a top priority 

Albany, NY- Reforming "Stop and Frisk" has been one of the top priorities of the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus for at least the past decade. We strongly support and applaud Judge Shira A. Scheindlin’s decision on the New York Police Department’s Stop and Frisk Program. In 2012, the Caucus traveled to D.C. to lobby the Department of Justice to investigate NYC’s Stop and Frisk practices. While in D.C. the Caucus also briefed the Congressional Black Caucus on the status and implications of this controversial program.

August 12, 2013
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Skin Cancer Screening Program- Wantagh

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) will be sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer.

     The free skin cancer screening program will be held on Thursday, August 22nd from 12 pm to 3:30 pm at the Wantagh Park Pool, which is located on 1 King Road in Wantagh, just off of Merrick Road. Residents will be served on a first come, first served basis; no appointments are required. Screenings will be conducted by trained physicians, including Dr. Jeff Ellis and Dr. Amy Slear from Belaray Dermatology, Dr. Steve McClain of McClain Labs, and doctors from Stony Brook Dermatology.

August 22, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND CCMAC TO OFFER FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM IN WANTAGH ON AUGUST 22ND

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) will be sponsoring a free skin cancer screening program to help protect residents from skin cancer. 

August 8, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Passes Resolution Designating September As Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

To raise awareness of Hydrocephalus and support the 8th Annual Hydrocephalus WALK, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed Mia Padron and Jackie Davidson of the Hydrocephalus Association to his office. During the visit, Senator Flanagan presented them with a New York State Senate resolution designating the month of September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in New York State.

August 6, 2013
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NYS Department of Health's 50 Years of Vital Newborn Screening Press Conference

Senator Bill Larkin had the privilege of speaking at the NYS Department of Health’s 50 Years of Vital Newborn Screening press conference held in Albany.  His legislation, recently signed into law by Governor Cuomo, requiring newborns to be screened for Congenital Heart Defects will now be included as one of the 46 tests required by New York State.

August 6, 2013
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Hundreds of free screenings completed at Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y.- Hundreds of free health screenings were conducted at Senator Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair:

Around 250 residents participated in a glucose test and cholesterol screening
85 residents were screened for skin cancer  
78 PSA tests were given
85 bone density heel scans were completed 
145 retina scans were conducted

 

 

Photo: UB School of Phramacy student checks Senator Ranzenhofer's blood pressure.

August 4, 2013
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More than 80 providers attend 2013 Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y.- Over 80 providers participated in Senator Ranzenhofer's 2013 Family Health Fair, offering dozens of free screenings and information on so many important health-related topics.

Photo: (from right to left) Representatives of King's Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Senator Ranzenhofer, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, and Assemblyman Ray Walter.

August 4, 2013
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Over 800 residents stop by 2013 Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y. - Over 800 residents stopped by the Amherst Senior Center for Senator Ranzenhofer's 2013 Family Health Fair.  

August 4, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW PROHIBITING SMOKING ON HOSPITAL GROUNDS AND RESIDENTIAL HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Prohibits Smoking on the Campus Grounds & Within 15 Feet of Hospital Property Lines

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he supported to prohibit smoking on the grounds of general hospitals and residential health care facilities, has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The new law prohibits smoking outdoors on the grounds of hospitals and residential health care facilities, as well as within 15 feet of an entrance or exit to the building or grounds.

August 2, 2013
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NEWBORN SCREENING BILL AND LOCAL LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW

Larkin Bills Approved by Governor

Three pieces of legislation were signed into law by Governor Cuomo announced the bills’ sponsor, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson).   Of the three bills, two were local legislation dealing with Orange County’s one percent sales tax extension and conveying land in the Thiells-Roseville Fire District.  The other piece of legislation dealt with requiring hospitals to screen newborns for congenital heart defects.

August 2, 2013
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Herkimer County Can Hire Health Director From Outside

ALBANY, 08/01/13 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced legislation he  sponsored that will allow Herkimer County to choose a county public health director from outside the county has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo.  The legislation (S.3949/A.5666) follows a home rule request from the Herkimer County Legislature.

August 1, 2013
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Lifesaving Legislation to Screen Newborns for Heart Defects Becomes Law

ALBANY, N.Y.—Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation (S.270) co-sponsored by State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that requires facilities to perform pulse oximetry screenings on newb

August 1, 2013
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Senator Parker Advocates for Establishment of a Brooklyn Health Commission to Fix Brooklyn’s Health Care Crisis

Brooklyn, NY- On July 25th, State Senator Kevin Parker called upon Governor Cuomo to take executive action to address Brooklyn’s ongoing health crisis. The Senator’s letter requested the Governor to empanel a Brooklyn Health Commission based on the one provided for in Senator Parker’s bill, S.5916, which would conduct a comprehensive epidemiological study of Brooklyn, and analyze the borough’s health care assets in order to construct a solution that would not only fix Brooklyn’s current crisis, but would bring Brooklyn’s health care system into the 21st Century.

August 1, 2013
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Senator Hoylman Hails Governor Cuomo’s Signing of Bill to Allow Life-Saving Meningitis Vaccination at Pharmacies

Albany, NY – Last night, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law State Senator Brad Hoylman’s and State Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell’s legislation to expand access to meningitis vaccines in the midst of an alarming and deadly outbreak of the disease among men who have sex with men (MSM).

August 1, 2013
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RITCHIE TAKES PART IN SEAWAY FESTIVAL PARADE

State Senator Patty Ritchie joined community members, as well as her fellow members of the Save the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center Task Force recently, to march in Ogdensburg's annual Seaway Festival Parade.

July 31, 2013
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First national "African-American Hepatitis-C Action Day" proclaimed by Senator O'Brien

Meets with community, government and health organizational leaders to discuss Hepatitis-C awareness and testing

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O'Brien met with representatives of a coalition promoting citizen awareness of and testing for Hepatitis-C in the African-American community, striving to raise awareness and honoring the coalition for their efforts to fight this severe public health risk.

"One of my primary responsibilities as a legislator is to keep the people of New York state healthy and safe," said Senator O'Brien. "It is my honor to be involved with this effort to promote awareness and, even more importantly, testing for Hepatitis-C."

July 25, 2013
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Ranzenhofer announces health information available at 2013 Family Health Fair

Senator Ranzenhofer has announced that information on the following health topics will be available at this year's Family Health Fair:

Stroke Prevention
Chiropractic Care
EPIC
Dental Health
Alzheimer's Disease
Medicare
Substance Abuse
Venous Disease
Nutrition
Heart Disease
Cancer Support
Diabetes
Emergency Preparedness
Health & Wellness
Parkinson's Disease
Empower NY Program
Organ Donation
Celiac Disease
Gluten Free Diet
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July 24, 2013
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