Issues: Health

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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July 29, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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No-Cost Mammograms in Woodhaven

 NO-COST MAMMOGRAMS ANDCLINICAL BREAST EXAMS SPONSORED BY NYS SENATOR ADDABBOLook for the Mobile van at:Woodhaven Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps.78-15 Jamaica Ave, Woodhaven NY 11421Saturday, November 19, 2011AN APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARYCall Toll Free: 1-877-628-9090Early detection of breast cancer can save lives!Medical services provided by: Multi-Diagnostic ServicesEligibility Criteria:Woman age 40 and older.New York City mailing address.No mammogram in the past 12 months. Professional medical services from Multi-Diagnostic Services (MDS): Mammogram performed by a certified, licensed mammography technologist. Clinical breast exam and instruction in breast self-exam by a trained professi

November 19, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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No-Cost or Low-Cost Mammograms in Forest Hills

 

No-Cost or Low-Cost Mammograms

 


Criteria:


Must be 40 years or older (35 and older if you have insurance).

Must have a NYS address (for uninsured women only).

No mammograms in the last 12 months.

September 8, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Health Care Proxy Seminar

Queens, NY, July 13, 2011 – On Thursday, July 28, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is co-sponsoring a senior sunset supper that includes a health care proxy/elder law seminar at Sugar Bun Bakery, 156-22 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach, with Linda Marshak, elder law attorney and partner at Brady & Marshak, to kick off their “Health Care Proxy For All” campaign. The event starts at 6 PM.

July 28, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
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ADDABBO TO CO-SPONSOR SENIOR SUNSET SUPPER IN HOWARD BEACH, KICKING OFF BRADY & MARSHAK’S “HEALTH CARE PROXY FOR ALL” CAMPAIGN

Queens, NY, July 13, 2011 – On Thursday, July 28, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is co-sponsoring a senior sunset supper that includes a health care proxy/elder law seminar at Sugar Bun Bakery, 156-22 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach, with Linda Marshak, elder law attorney and partner at Brady & Marshak, to kick off their “Health Care Proxy For All” campaign. The event starts at 6 PM.

July 14, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Calls on NY Congressional Delegation to Reject Massive Cuts to Local Hospitals

With deficit reduction negotiations ongoing in Washington D.C, 3 major hospitals in Manhattan and the Bronx facing cuts of up to $1.25 billion

July 13, 2011
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SEN. KLEIN BRINGS FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS TO LOCUST POINT

 

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Jacobi Medical Center/North Central Bronx Hospital, St Barnabus, and the Locust Point Civic Association have collaborated to bring free asthma screening to children in the Bronx on Monday, July 18.

The screenings, which will be open to all children in the Bronx, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Locust Point Civic Association, 3300 Tierney Place, Bronx, New York 10465.

Registration is mandatory for a screening.

July 11, 2011
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SENATOR MONTGOMERY HONORS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT DOROTHY BURNHAM, A BROOKLYN “RENAISSANCE WOMAN”

The lifetime achievements of Brooklyn native Dorothy Burnham were recognized and lauded by NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) during the reading of a Senate resolution, which was unanimously passed by the full Senate during the final days of the 2011 Legislative Session. The resolution paid tribute to Dorothy Burnham’s many notable contributions to our public education system, the advancement of civil rights, and to the promotion of racial and economic equality. Ms. Burnham was also honored for her designation as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Friends of the People's World. “Dorothy Burnham is a Renaissance Woman,” said Senator Montgomery.

July 11, 2011
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Senator Gianaris attends the Greening Western Queens kick-off event.

This event was held on Saturday, July 9 at Vincent Daniels Square in Sunnyside.

July 11, 2011
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Giant Hogweed in New York State

 A monster plant with flowers the size of umbrellas and sap that causes blisters and blindness is spreading across New York.

 

   From the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

 

July 8, 2011
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Senator Farley Reminds to Protect Against Lyme Disease


As people spend more time outdoors during the summer months, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) reminds constituents to guard against Lyme Disease.

"People are at moderate risk of suffering a tick bite during April, and the risks get higher in May through September," Senator Farley said.

July 5, 2011
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Senator Kennedy to Sponsor UNYTS Independence Day Blood Drives

Blood drives in West Seneca this weekend on Friday, July 1 and Monday, July 4

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy (D-58th District) is calling on the community to help keep the blood supply strong this Independence Day. The demand for blood tends to outpace supply during the summer season, but Western New Yorkers have an opportunity to change that trend this weekend at the Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) blood drives, which are sponsored by Senator Kennedy.

On Friday, July 1, the blood drive runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday, July 4, the drive will start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. Both blood drives will take place at the UNYTS Neighborhood Blood Donation Center at the Southgate Plaza (1000 Union Road) in West Seneca.

June 29, 2011
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New Fire Safety Plans for the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: June 24, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**PRESS RELEASE**

New Fire Safety Plans for the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

June 23, 2011
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Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman Morelle Announce Agreement On Landmark Autism Insurance Reform

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick) and Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle (D, Rochester) today announced an agreement between the Legislature and the Governor’s office in support of legislation to enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment. The bill (S.4005-B) would save tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses spent by families caring for individuals with autism and address insurance companies’ refusal to cover costs for autism treatments and therapies.

June 23, 2011
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