Issues: Health

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. 

File: 
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.

File: 
Summer 2010 LCRR Newsletter

October 22, 2010
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October 22, 2010
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NEW LAW PROTECTS CONSUMERS FROM DISCRIMINATORY COPAYMENTS

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation which prevents health insurance plans from creating new “specialty tiers” to dramatically increase the copayments that consumers pay has been signed into law.  The law becomes effective October 31, 2010 and will protect people suffering from chronic or life threatening illnesses from discriminatory copayments.

October 21, 2010
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November 13, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Teaching Community About Alzheimer’s

Queens Courier

by Pete Davis

October 1, 2010

In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, State Senator José Peralta and Alzheimer’s Association’s NYC Chapter sponsored a forum in Jackson Heights to educate residents about the disease.

More than 50 people attended the forum, which was held in English and Spanish, to discuss the disease, symptoms and treatments.

October 14, 2010
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Senator Oppenheimer Hosts Caregiver Support Seminar at White Plains High School

On October 13, 2010, Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored a free caregiver seminar in the Atrium of White Plains High School. The event featured experts from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) who offered tips and techniques for taking care of loved ones and preventing caregiver burnout.

White Plains School Superintendent Christopher Clouet welcomed the audience and introduced the Senator, saying “Senator Oppenheimer has the vision to bring community members together to discuss and strategize on the delicate issues facing caregivers. The school district is delighted to host this important event.”

October 14, 2010
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