Issues: Health

Free Skin Cancer Screening Program- Wantagh Park

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

August 25, 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Senator Gianaris speaks at press conference celebrating the one-year anniversary of the NYC restaurant grading system.

The press conference was held by NYC Department of Health and Mayor Bloomberg at Sparks Deli in Long Island City.

August 1, 2011
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Sen. Grisanti's "TRIS Bill" to Protect Children is Now a Law in New York State

GOVERNOR CUOMO TO SIGN LAW TO PROHIBIT SALE OF CHILD PRODUCTS CONTAINING DANGEROUS CHEMICALS

New Law Protects Children by Banning TRIS Flame Retardant, a known Cancer-Causing Substance, from Child Care Products

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will sign a law to prohibit the sale of child care products containing the flame retardant chemical TRIS which has been known to cause cancer in test animals and has been banned for decades from children’s clothing.

July 30, 2011
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Blood Drive sponsored by Senator Addabbo & WPLJ

Senator Addabbo and WPLJ are teaming up with the New York Blood Center for a summer blood drive. During the summer the supply of blood gets critically low. So we are doing our part to help replenish the supply. On Saturday, August 20th from 9AM to 3PM the bloodmobile will be in front of Rite Aid located at 65-35 Woodhaven Blvd in Rego Park to collect blood. Each donor will receive a free Scott & Todd 'Phone Scams' CD and if we reach 40 pints of blood we will raffle off tickets to Scott & Todd's WPLJ Friday Morning Blast Off Show in the fall of 2011.

If you would like to make a donation please call Pete at Senator Addabbo's district office at 718-738-1111 to make an appointment.

August 20, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Sen. Espaillat, Environmental Activists Demonstrate Against Dumping of Untreated Sewage into Hudson River and Call for Better Notification System to Protect the Public

State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) called for an end to the disturbing practice of dumping untreated sewage waste, even in extenuating circumstances. Sen. Espaillat, joined by environmental activists following a major accident at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant and the ensuing dumping of millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Hudson River, also called for better notification systems to alert the public in emergency cases where the quality of New York waterways has been compromised.

July 27, 2011
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Senator Gianaris Pushes For More Education Efforts Due To Increased Number Of Bed Bug Cases

Number of confirmed cases tripled this year in NYC public schools 

Queens, NY – The number of bed bug cases in New York City public schools drastically increased during the 2010-2011 academic year as compared to the prior year. According to the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE), around 3,590 cases of bedbugs were reported this year, which is over three times more than last year’s 1,019 cases. Senator Gianaris stresses that school teachers and administrators need to be more vigilant in notifying parents of measures they can take to combat bed bugs in order to keep the epidemic from spreading. 

July 26, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR DAVID J. VALESKY ON GOVERNOR SIGNING MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT ALERT SYSTEM INTO LAW

I am very pleased that Governor Cuomo has signed this bill into law. It is a fact that the longer vulnerable adults are missing, the more likely they are to be injured or killed. This law, which many of us have worked on for years, will enable families and law enforcement to get the word out about missing people faster, and therefore increase the likelihood of finding them unharmed.

July 25, 2011
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Touring Unity Hospital's Expansion Project

Recently, Senator Robach was given a tour of the Unity Health System Modernization and Expansion Project in Greece. Construction begin last year, and is expected to be complete in 2014. Here are more details regarding this project:

The expansion of the Hospital includes the construction of a fourth floor and will add 35 acute care medical/surgical beds.  The construction also gives Unity the option of opening 50 additional beds if needed in the future. The plan was approved by the New York State Department of Health Project Review Committee last month and by the New York State Department of Health State Hospital Review and Planning Council last week.

July 25, 2011
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No-cost Mammograms Available

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives!

Mobile Mammography Van will be at the Office of NYS Senator Eric Adams (572 Flatbush Avenue) on Thursday, August 25, 2011. 

Medical services will be provided for women age 40+ who have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months.

For women with health insurance, the insurance will be billed for services.  However, women will not be charged a co-pay and will not receive a bill. 

For women without health insurance, services will be paid for by the Screening Partnerships of the NYS Cancer Services Program or through geneorus contributions by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation's donors.

August 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Join Senator Rivera at GrowNYC Farmer's Market at the Botanical Gardens

Join your State Senator, Gustavo Rivera, at the Grow NYC New York Botanical Gardens Farmer's Market on Wednesday, July 27 from 10:30am-12:00pm and talk to him about issues impacting your community, concerns you have or ideas on how to make the Bronx and the 33rd Senate District a better place to live.

July 27, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & CCMAC TEAM UP TO PROVIDE FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM

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

July 21, 2011
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Cooling Centers for Seniors

          With temperatures soaring into the 90s this week, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) wants to make sure that seniors to know that there are several cooling centers in her district where they can go to stay cool and be safe. Below is a list of available cooling centers, with their hours of operation:

 Theodore Young Community Center

32 Manhattan Avenue, White Plains

(914) 682-3622

Hours: Sun-Sat, 24 hours

 

Mamaroneck Senior Citizens Center

Weaver Street Firehouse, Mamaroneck

(914) 834-8840

July 21, 8:00 AM - July 24, 10:00 PM
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Cooling Centers for Seniors

         With temperatures soaring into the 90s this week, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) wants to make sure that seniors to know that there are several cooling centers in her district where they can go to stay cool and be safe. Below is a list of available cooling centers, with their hours of operation:

 

Theodore Young Community Center

32 Manhattan Avenue, White Plains

(914) 682-3622

Hours: Sun-Sat, 24 hours

 

Mamaroneck Senior Citizens Center

Weaver Street Firehouse, Mamaroneck

(914) 834-8840

July 21, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO URGING LOCAL RESIDENTS TO USE SAFETY TIPS DURING HOT WEATHER

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is urging residents of the Greater Finger Lakes Region to check frequently on senior citizens and those who live alone, as well as to take extra care with  children and family pets, to protect them from soaring temperatures as New York is experiencing one of the worst heat waves in years.

July 20, 2011
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Sen. Savino: NJ Medical Marijuana Law Needs to Come Across the Hudson Senator Urges New York to Join New Jersey, 15 Other States, In Adopting Smart, Controlled, Medical Marijuana Laws

News from Senator Diane J. Savino Serving Staten Island/ Brooklyn

 For Immediate Release: July 20, 2011  

State Senator Diane J. Savino, (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), today praised New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's decision to implement his state's medical marijuana program and urged New York to follow the lead of its cross-Hudson neighbor. 

July 20, 2011
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Senator Rivera Kicks Off Senator at Your Market Tour at Harvest Home Echo Park Farmer’s Market

Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) is launching a Senator at Your Market Tour of all the farmers’ markets in and around the 33rd Senate District on Wednesday, July 20th at 12 noon. The Senator at Your Market Tour is part of the Bronx CAN Health Initiative, which Senator Rivera launched in conjunction with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx community organizations in June.

 

WHO: State Senator Gustavo Rivera and constituents 

WHAT: Launch of Senator at Your Market Tour 

WHERE: Harvest Home Echo Park Farmer’s Market - Corner of Ryer Ave. and Burnside Ave. Bronx, NY 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 11:30am-1:00pm

 

July 20, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Sen. Klein, Chancellor Walcott, Release Multi-Pronged Plan to Fight Asthma in the Bronx

Sen. Klein, Chancellor Walcott, Release Multi-Pronged Plan to Fight Asthma in the Bronx

 

July 18, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE TOURS ST. LAWRENCE PSYCHIATRIC CENTER

Visits With Staff, Patients, Board of Visitors While Touring Trinity Building

State Senator Patty Ritchie toured the Trinity building at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center recently to discuss the state’s mental health services to Northern New York communities.

Over the course of the morning, she met with the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center's Board of Visitors, spoke to top staff and administrators, visited wards, program areas and recreational facilities.

July 18, 2011
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Trees are coming to Sunnyside/Woodside

Sunnyside Post wrote about Senator Gianaris' continued work to get more trees planted in Sunnyside and Woodside. It is expected that hundreds of trees will be planted in the area within the next two years, thanks to the help of local leaders.

Hundreds of trees will be planted in Sunnyside and Woodside within the next two years, according to the neighborhood’s political leaders.

State Sen. Mike Gianaris, who wrote a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in April insisting that more trees be planted on the south side of Queens Blvd, said that the first wave of tree planting is likely to begin in October.

July 18, 2011
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Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Tips and Techniques for Caring for Loved Ones and Reducing Stress

Senator Gianaris, Congresswoman Maloney and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York are holding a free seminar to learn about proper caregiving techniques and resources, and how caregiviers can reduce stress and strain when caring for loved ones at home.

RSVP to Kara Hughett at Kara.Hughett@morris-king.c​om or 1-212-561-7424.

Photo ID is required for entry.

July 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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