Issues: Health

RITCHIE MEETS SUNY CANTON’S FUTURE NURSES

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently met with members of SUNY Canton's Student Nurses Association. Shown are: William Hedrick of Canton, Amber Rusello of Massena, Amanda Dvorak of Gouverneur, Senator Patty Ritchie, Alex Ensby of Colton, and Chelsea Barcomb of Altona and Mary Ann Caswell of Heuvelton.  

April 27, 2012
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4TH NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY TAKING PLACE SATURDAY

8 Locations in Central and Northern New York Accepting Unused, Expired, Unwanted Prescription Drugs

April 27, 2012
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Senator Martins Hosts NYU Dental Van in Port Washington

On Saturday, April 21, Senator Jack M. Martins hosted the New York University College of Dentistry "Smiling Faces, Going Places" Mobile Dental Care Program to provide free oral health screenings to children and adults in the Seventh Senate District from 11 am to 3 pm at the Roberta Nixon Housing, 72 Harbor Homes, Port Washington, New York 11050.

The dental team provided oral screenings, which include a general inspection of the mouth. At the conclusion of the screening, each patient received a "goodie bag" filled with a new toothbrush, toothpaste and oral healthcare information.

April 23, 2012
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4/21/2012: Educational and Financial Workshop

Baisley Park Houses Community Center116-80 Guy R. Brewer BoulevardJamaica, New York 11434

Saturday, April 21, 2012

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

April 21, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND PROVIDES INFORMATION ON SAFEGUARDING AGAINST LYME DISEASE

If you are a resident of Dutchess County seeking a way to safeguard you and your family against Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses this summer, the information below may be of interest to you.

According to the New York State Department of Health, in 2009 nearly 3,000 residents of Dutchess County were affected by Lyme Disease caused by tick bites.

April 20, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Encourages Western New Yorkers to Participate in the National Prescription Drug Drop-Off

The National Prescription Drug Drop-Off will be hosting “drive-in, drop-off” programs at sites throughout Western New York this month. Senator Patrick M. Gallivan is strongly encouraging area residents who have any excess, unused, or expired prescription medications, or over-the-counter drugs, to take advantage of this opportunity to safely and securely dispose of them.

April 20, 2012
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Public Health Experts, Human Rights Advocates Join Senator Montgomery in Calling for Law Barring Use of Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution

Albany, NY: Public health experts, human rights activists and advocates for sex workers and the LGBT community, joined with NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) in calling for the passage of the Senator’s legislation (S.323/A.1008) that would barr the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution.

April 19, 2012
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NYS Senate Independent Democratic Conference News Conference - Buy Local - April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012 - NYS Senate Independent Democratic Conference News Conference - State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) has introduced legislation (S.6965) building upon "Buy Local" movements to increase awareness of restaurants that sell New York-grown products, thereby helping to strengthen the state's important agricultural industry.

April 19, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Room 124 CAP

May 22, 12:00 PM - 12:12 PM
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June 9, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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June 1, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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May 25, 10:00 AM - 3:06 PM
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May 24, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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RITCHIE, AG COMMISSIONER DISCUSS EEE FUNDING

State Budget Funds for Mosquito Control, Horse Vaccination to Help Stop Spread 

April 18, 2012
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Lupardo & Griffo Promote Vision Rehabilitation Bill

Lupardo & Griffo promote vision rehabilitation billBill would require licensure of vision rehabilitation professionals

April 17, 2012
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Telemedicine and Telehealth Report

Executive Summary and Recommendations based on January 9, 2012 Roundtable Discussion.

File: 
Telemedicine and Telehealth Report.pdf

April 16, 2012
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Senator Kennedy, Urban Family Practice Announce State Designation for Innovative “Health Homes” Program

Urban Family Practice of Buffalo being selected to participate in statewide pilot program to improve health outcomes and reduce Medicaid costs

BUFFALO, N.Y. –Senator Tim Kennedy, Urban Family Practice, Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network partners and local stakeholders announced Saturday the state has designated the Buffalo-based healthcare provider to participate in the innovative Medicaid Health Homes program. This new state program, which was approved in the state budget through the Medicaid Redesign Team, aims to improve health outcomes and reduce Medicaid costs.

April 14, 2012
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