Issues: Health

Senator at Your Market

Senator Rivera visits La Familia Verde Farmer's Market to promote healthy eating and access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the district as part of his Bronx CAN Health Initiative.

October 4, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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No Cost Mammograms being offered in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with area health care providers, during the month of October as part of outreach efforts to support “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, at both of his district offices.

 

Free mammograms sponsored by the Multi Diagnostic Services will be available to women over 40 at Senator Golden’s District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An appointment must be made by calling 718-454-8556.

Women interested in appointments must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram in the past year. Results will be sent to the individual and/or their doctor within 10 business days.

October 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Free Flu Shots Being Offered in Gerritsen Beach

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is announcing that he will be offering free flu shots for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at two events during the first the month of October.

Free flu shots will be available to the community on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Cort Club, located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue.

October 27, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Flu Shots Being Offered at the Bay Ridge Manor

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is announcing that he will be offering free flu shots for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at two events during the first the month of October.

Free flu shots will be available to the community on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 pm at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street.

October 24, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator at Your Market

Senator Rivera visits the Montefiore Farmer's Market to promote healthy eating and access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the district as part of his Bronx CAN Health Initiative.

September 29, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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BALL CUTS RIBBON AT WINGATE HEALTHCARE

 (Senator Ball speaking with one of the residents who will benefit from the facility’s expansion)

September 23, 2011
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Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-in and Health Fair

Join Senator Rivera at the next Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In on Sunday, September 25th at St. James Park (from 1:30-4PM). This event will be focused on preventative medicine and access to health care. We will have free health screenings, food demonstrations, zumba, gift bags and more!

September 25, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Bloomberg in LIC praises decline in city smoking

Yournabe.com reported on the positive impact of Mayor Bloomberg's anti-smoking policies in Long Island City.

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-smoking policies have been criticized as draconian, he declared them a success on a visit to the city Department of Health in Long Island City, saying the number of adult smokers is at an all-time low of 14 percent.

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The mayor touted the decline in smoking residents early last Thursday at the DOH’s headquarters at 42-09 28th St. Bloomberg said the number of adult residents who smoke has decreased by 35 percent since 2002, the year the mayor’s Smoke Free Air Act was passed by the City Council. In that year, the number of smokers in the city was at a high of 22 out of every 100 residents.

September 22, 2011
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Smokers at record lows in New York City

Queens Courier wrote about the decrease in New York City smokers over the last ten years and included Senator Gianaris' comments.

More New Yorkers than ever have put out their last cigarette.

The number of New York City smokers has reached all-time lows, officials recently announced. In the past decade nearly half a million New Yorkers have put out their cigarettes, with 100,000 smokers quitting between 2009 and 2010. Smoking is down 35 percent throughout the city over the past eight years.

“Smoking is the leading cause of preventable, premature death in New York City and the nation today and we’re proud that a record number of New Yorkers are saving their own lives by quitting,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

September 22, 2011
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Senator Gianaris and VNSNY to offer free flu shots

Senator Gianaris and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) will offer free flu shots to community members. Appointment is required. To make an appointment, call Senator Gianaris' office at 718-728-0960.

October 17, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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ADDABBO’S NO-COST OR LOW-COST MAMMOGRAPHY EVENT DRAWS 22 WOMEN FOR CANCER TESTS TO FOREST HILLS

Queens, NY, September 20, 2011 – On Thursday, September 8, NYS Senator Joseph P.

September 20, 2011
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2011 Rochester Walk to Defeat ALS

On Saturday, September 17th, Senator Robach had the honor to speak with, and visit with, participants prior to the start of the 2011 Rochester Walk to Defeat ALS at Ontario Beach Park. For more information on the great work that the ALS Association of Upstate New York does in our community, click http://webuny.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=UNY_homepage to visit their website. Great job to all those who took part in this year's walk to raise money for this important cause!

September 20, 2011
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Senate GOP Still Holding up Insurance-Exchange Legislation

Posted by: Cara Matthews - on Sep 14, 2011

Nearly three months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers forged an agreement on legislation to set up a health-insurance exchange in the state, the GOP-controlled Senate has yet to indicate whether it plans to return to Albany to vote on the bill. States are required to set up health-care exchanges to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act.

The measure passed the Assembly at during the last week of session in June, but it was removed from the Senate agenda because some Republicans said they oppose “Obamacare” and thus would vote no on the bill. Senate leaders said it could be taken up later in the year. The Senate has not returned since June, and it’s unclear whether the bill will be voted on.

September 19, 2011
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Senator Krueger Discusses the Need to Vote on the Healthcare Exchange Bill

Click here to listen to Senator Liz Krueger’s interview with Susan Arbetter on The Capital Pressroom.

September 19, 2011
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September 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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SENATOR RITCHIE ANNOUNCES OSWEGO SENIOR HEALTH EXPO

** UPDATED LIST OF EXHIBITORS AND SERVICES BELOW **

State Senator Patty Ritchie announced she will be hosting a Senior Health and Wellness Expo in Fulton, at the War Memorial, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

The event is free, and will feature over 50 exhibitors on health and wellness, health catre, senior nutrition and fitness, and other services.

There will also be free flu shot, health screenings and refreshments.

Over 1500 seniors attended a similiar event in September in Watertown. That was a new record for attendance at such an event.

You can view a video report on that event here.

September 15, 2011
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PBS: IS NEW YORK BACKTRACKING ON HEALTH CARE REFORM? (WITH VIDEO)

 

John Farley

(VIDEO)

After President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in March, 2010, New York seemed to be on the fast-track to implementing health care reform.

September 15, 2011
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