Issues: Health

Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Room 124 CAP

June 5, 12:00 PM - 12:12 PM
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO ENCOURAGE ONLINE ORGAN DONATION

    The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to legislation (S6972), sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-C-I, Garden City), Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, that would make it easier for New Yorkers to register online to become an organ donor.    "I continually stress the importance of becoming a donor because donating an organ is saving a life," Senator Hannon said. "This bill would make the process of registering for organ donation online more convenient by allowing donors to receive electronic confirmation of their registration and amend or revoke their registration online.”

May 31, 2012
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Senate Passes Bill to Encourage Online Organ Donation

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to legislation (S6972), sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-C-I, Garden City), Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, that would make it easier for New Yorkers to register online to become an organ donor. "I continually stress the importance of becoming a donor because donating an organ is saving a life," Senator Hannon said. "This bill would make the process of registering for organ donation online more convenient by allowing donors to receive electronic confirmation of their registration and amend or revoke their registration online.”

May 31, 2012
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5/29/12 - Senator Saland hosted a well attended Lyme disease seminar at the FDR Library in Hyde Park this morning.

5/29/12 - Senator Saland hosted a well attended Lyme disease seminar at the FDR Library in Hyde Park this morning. Panelists included:  Donna Bolner, Dutchess County Legislator and County Tick Task Force Chair; Dr. Richard Ostfeld, Disease Ecologist from the Cary Institute of EcoSystems in Millbrook; Andrew Rotans MPH, Sr. Public Health Advior and Christen Hertzog, Public Health Advisor from the Dutchess County Department of Health; and Jill Auerbach, Hudson Valley Lyme Disease Association Chair. 

May 29, 2012
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5/29/12 - Senator Saland hosted a well attended Lyme disease seminar at the FDR Library in Hyde Park this morning.

5/29/12 - Senator Saland hosted a well attended Lyme disease seminar at the FDR Library in Hyde Park this morning. Panelists included:  Donna Bolner, Dutchess County Legislator and County Tick Task Force Chair; Dr. Richard Ostfeld, Disease Ecologist from the Cary Institute of EcoSystems in Millbrook; Andrew Rotans MPH, Sr. Public Health Advior and Christen Hertzog, Public Health Advisor from the Dutchess County Department of Health; and Jill Auerbach, Hudson Valley Lyme Disease Association Chair. 

May 29, 2012
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Senator Carlucci Hosts Veterans ThoughtRaiser in Pearl River to Spur Job Creation

PEARL RIVER, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today hosted his very first Veterans ThoughtRaiser, a policy focused roundtable geared towards generating real ideas and solutions to increase employment opportunities among our returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The theme of the Senator’s ThoughtRaiser – “Getting Our Vets Back to Work” – explored ways in which the federal and state government can actively partner together, streamline redundancy and encourage agency cooperation, and discuss a multitude of issues and bills currently being debated in the New York State legislature. The roundtable also explored ways in which businesses can take advantage of tax incentives for hiring returning veterans.

May 29, 2012
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Gianaris seeks to halt feed additive

The Queens Chronicle wrote an article about Senator Gianaris' proposal to ban the chicken feed additive, Roxarsone, which has been linked to several diseases, including cancer.

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) announced Monday he has proposed a ban of Roxarsone (3-Nitro) and other drugs containing arsenic in chicken feed.

 

Roxarsone aids in making the appearance of poultry pinker because it causes the chicken’s blood vessels to grow unnaturally larger. The additive has been linked to several diseases, including cancer.

 

“This is a known cancer-causing agent that has no business being in our system,” Gianaris said.

 

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May 29, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE INMATES TO MAKE MEDICAL COPAYMENTS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate recently passed a bill (S.476) that would protect the taxpayers of New York State by requiring state and county correctional facility inmates to make copayments for health care visits.

May 25, 2012
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Sen. Krueger Writes in The Hill: Washington's Fad Diet

Sen. Krueger wrote this piece for The Hill's Congress Blog, explaining why Congress' proposed millions in cuts to the food stamps program make no sense.

May 24, 2012
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After Luke’s Death, a Push for Myocarditis Awareness

Senator Kennedy, family of Luke Gould announce efforts to raise awareness of unpredictable, devastating heart condition

WEST SENECA, N.Y. – Luke Gould, a 10-year-old West Seneca boy, passed away unexpectedly November 16, 2011. An active, healthy young athlete, Luke lost his life to an unpredictable heart condition known as myocarditis – which often leads to sudden death.

May 24, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND TO HOST LYME DISEASE SEMINARS

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C – Poughkeepsie) is hosting a free informational Lyme disease seminar – “Be Tick Free!” for Dutchess County residents.  Due to the importance of the information provided in this seminar, “Be Tick Free!”will be offered on two separate dates and locations in Dutchess County.

The first seminar will take place on Tuesday, May 29, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON, in Rooms B & C, at The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park.  The second seminar will take place on Thursday, June 7, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, at the Roy C. Ketcham High School Auditorium, 99 Meyers Corners Road in Wappingers Falls.

May 24, 2012
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Simotas Hosts Seminar To Help Local Restaurant Owners

The Queens Gazette posted an article about the seminar held by Assemblymember Aravella Simotas on helping local restaurant owners.

On May 17, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas hosted local restaurant owners and managers at the “Understanding the New Health Code: A Restaurant Seminar” at Vino di Vino in Astoria.

 

The event was attended by members of the local business community as well as state Senator Michael Gianaris.

 

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May 24, 2012
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May 23, 2012
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Senator Serrano Sponsors FREE Mammogram Screenings in Yorkville

RSVP for a FREE Mammogram Screening

 
Early Detection Saves Lives!

May 23, 2012
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Senator Serrano Sponsors FREE Mammogram Screenings in East Harlem

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Early Detection Saves Lives!

May 23, 2012
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Senator Serrano Sponsors FREE Mammogram Screenings in the Bronx

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Early Detection Saves Lives!

May 23, 2012
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May 24, 12:00 AM - June 9, 12:00 AM
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ADDABBO: HEALTH CARE CONCERNS ON THE RISE

Creation of State Health Care Exchange Also Creates More Uncertainty 

 

May 21, 2012
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