Issues: Health

Raising Awareness on World AIDS Day

Every December 1 since 1988, World AIDS Day has been observed around the globe.  As New York State’s only openly-HIV-positive State legislator, and as the representative of a district that has one of the highest rates of known HIV infections in the country, HIV/AIDS is, for me, a daily concern.  However, I recognize the importance of World AIDS Day in helping to bring the HIV/AIDS pandemic – and what each individual can do to bring an end to it – into focus for the wider public.

December 1, 2010
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Statement from Senator José M. Serrano Re: World AIDS Day

"Each year, World AIDS Day recognizes the progress that has been made over the years, commemorates those we have lost, and reminds us that there is still a great deal of work to be done in the battle against this devastating illness.“One in five of an estimated 1.1 million Americans living with HIV do not know they have contracted the virus.  In New York’s communities of color, the statistics are particularly sobering. According to the Department of Health, from 2008 to 2009 more than 37,000 people lived with HIV, while over 60,000 people were diagnosed with AIDS. In both cases, about 45 percent of those affected were African American and 31 percent were Hispanic.

December 1, 2010
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Statement by NYS Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. on World AIDS Day 2010

“Unfortunately in recent years, HIV has taken a back seat to super-infections, food-born illness and other health issues, but this dreaded disease is far from being under control. In fact, Hispanic and African-American teenage women are among the highest HIV-infected populations in New York City’s five boroughs,” Sen. Espada said.

December 1, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On World AIDS Day

AIDS has taken a breathtaking toll on our families and communities. It would be difficult to find any person today who has not been personally affected by HIV/AIDS – we have felt the strain and loss of illness and death, as well as the inspiration and courage of those living with and working to end this terrible pandemic.

December 1, 2010
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World AIDS Day

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: December 1, 2010Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY ON WORLD AIDS DAY, LEARN ABOUT HIV/AIDS AND GET TESTED

December 1, 2010
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November 30, 2010
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November 2010 Community Bulletin

Message from Liz . . .

As expected, this was a difficult election season. But thanks to the support of so many of you, I was reelected with 70 percent of the vote. First, thank you and know that even if you chose not to vote for me, I will do my very best to serve every constituent of the 26th Senatorial District for the next two years.

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November 30, 2010
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List of Food programs in 10301, 10302, 10303, 10304, 10305, 10310 and 10314

Hello All,In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, the Food Bank has provided a list of available food pantries in the area. For those who need assistance, the Food Bank’s Food Program Locator lists (by zip-code) the food pantries, soup kitchens, and senior centers that are funded by the Food Bank For New York City .  Please consult the attached pdf file for a list of programs by zip code. For the most up to date information, please consult:  http://www.foodbanknyc.org/go/our-programs/our-food-program-network/food-program-locator

Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday,

Diane J. Savino23rd Senate District

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List of EFPs -select zips[1].pdf

November 24, 2010
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WORLD AIDS DAY: LEARN ABOUT HIV/AIDS AND GET TESTED

On Decemeber 1st , countries across the globe will celebrate World AIDS Day, honoring those who have fallen to HIV/AIDS, and in doing so use the day to increase awareness of the rising infection rates and what can be done to stop this trend. In recognition of World AIDS Day, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is urging people to increase their own awareness of HIV/AIDS and also get themselves tested.

November 23, 2010
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November 22, 2010
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November 17, 2010
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11/13/2010: Healthy Heart Project

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: November 10, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

MEDIA ADVISORY

Rochdale Village To Be The First Site Of A Wellness Center

As Part Of The Healthy Heart Project

 Senator Shirley L. Huntley And Dr. Robert Evans Spearhead

The Fight Against Heart Disease In African American Women

November 13, 2010
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National Memory Screening Day for Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Approximately 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease; in New York alone, it is estimated that more than 320,000 aged 65 and older are currently affected.  On November 16th is National Memory Screening Day and free screenings will be offered at Lutheran Family Health Centers, Services for Older Adults at 9000 Shore Rd from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information visit www.nationalmemoryscreening.org or call 866-AFA-8484.

November 16, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Free Kidney Health Screening in Hornell on Saturday

Elmira, N.Y., November 10–State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) and Assemblyman Jim Bacalles (R-C-I, Corning) reminded area residents today that the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Serving Upstate NY will sponsor a free Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) in Hornell on Saturday, November 13, 2010.

The November 13th KEEP screening will be held at the United Methodist Church of Hornell, located at 7528 N. Main Street Ext. (Webbs Crossing), from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  For more information, contact 585-697-0874.

November 10, 2010
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Healthy Heart Project

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: November 10, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

MEDIA ADVISORY

Rochdale Village To Be The First Site Of A Wellness Center As Part Of The Healthy Heart Project  Senator Shirley L. Huntley And Dr. Robert Evans Spearhead The Fight Against Heart Disease In African American Women

(D-Jamaica), Senator Shirley L. Huntley’s office announced today a new community wellness initiative aimed at empowering African American women to combat heart disease. Called The Healthy Heart Project at Rochdale Village, this collaborative community effort is being coordinated by Senator Huntley and Dr. Robert Evans, with assistance of the newly founded Community Wellness Centers of America, LLC, that is basing its wellness outreach on a new testing device for heart disease called Multifunction Cardiogram or “MCG”, a risk-free test with 90-95% accuracy rates in diagnosing ischemic heart disease.

November 10, 2010
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FREE Cardiovascular Screening Day

Register today for a FREE Cardiovascular Health Screening, including consultation, diabetes check, cholesterol check, and blood pressure check. You must be age 18 or older to be screened.

November 13, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Rat Attack!

Although the constituents in the 30th senatorial district vary ethnically, culturally and economically, they all encounter the same chronic rat problem whenever they use the subway system.  Most people have a visceral reaction to rats, but that alone is not why we must make every effort to rid them from our subways. 

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Perkins, Rat Report_OfficeFinal.pdf

November 3, 2010
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11/4/2010: Press Conference on Heart Screening and Workshop for African-American Women

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: November 1, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

MEDIA ADVISORY

You are cordially invited to attend Senator Shirley L. Huntley’s Press Conference for the Healthy Heart Project: Heart Screening and Workshop for African-American Women. This is an effort to articulate our advocacy on closing the gap in health disparities.

November 1, 2010
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Healthy Highway Program at Greece Elmentary School

On Thursday, October 28th, Senator Robach visited English Village Elementary School in Greece where students are taking part in the healthy highway program. This program teaches healthy nutrition and active lifestyles. For more information on this program, visit www.healthy-highway.com.

October 28, 2010
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RURAL FUTURES: Summer 2010 by the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources

Newsletter from the New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources.

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Summer 2010 LCRR Newsletter

October 22, 2010
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