Issues: Health

Forum/Town Hall: To discuss the growing incidence of EEE, its impact on human and animal health and possible policy changes to minimize infection and spread of the virus in New York State.

SUBJECT:    State and Local Response to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and its Impact on Public and Animal Health in Central and Northern New York

PURPOSE:    To discuss the growing incidence of EEE, its impact on human and animal health and possible policy changes to minimize infection and spread of the virus in New York State

WHEN:          Thursday, October 13th, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Legislature Chambers of the Oswego County Office Building, 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego, NY     

October 13, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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FREE FLU SHOT

State Senator Kevin Parkerin conjunction with Provident Clinical Society and Brooklyn Nurses CouncilpresentsFree Flu Shots DayonFriday, October 28, 20111:00pm - 4:00pmatSenator Kevin Parker's District Office1300 Flatbush AvenueBrooklyn, NY  11210Don't let the Flu or Pneumonia get the best of you !!!Remember: The flu shot does not contain live viruses, so you cannot get the flu from a flu shot.  Flu shots available for adults only on a first-come, first-served basis.For more information and to RSVP please contact Senator Parker's District Office at 718-629-6401

October 28, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Oppenheimer Urges Women to Schedule Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Senator Oppenheimer is Living Proof that Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer Survival

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) reminds New Yorkers that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and urges all women to schedule their annual mammogram.

Medical professionals recommend that women receive a clinical breast exam beginning at age 20 and thereafter a minimum of once every three years until the age of 40. Women over 40 should undergo clinical breast exams every year.

October 7, 2011
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Prescription For Change

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2011

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

*PRESS RELEASE*

New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley Moves Toward A

"Prescription for Change"

Focuses on Improving Critical Healthcare Services In Southeast Queens

October 7, 2011
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RITCHIE TO HOST OSWEGO ROUNDTABLE ON EEE

Joint Ag-Health Committee Event to Feature Officials, Experts on Animal, Human Health and Prevention

State Senator Patty Ritchie will hold a roundtable forum on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 11 am, in Oswego’s County Legislature Chambers, to discuss the state and local response to Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Central New York, and to explore ways to reduce risk of the disease to humans and animals.

The event is being sponsored jointly by the Senate’s Agriculture Committee, chaired by Senator Ritchie, and Health Committee, which is chaired by Senator Kemp Hannon, and will feature state and local health officials and experts on animal and human health, and disease prevention.

October 6, 2011
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Behavioral Health Recognition Month Celebration

Click the link below to view the full details of this October 9th Event.

October 9, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Alesi's Health Fair Newsletter

Please open the attached .PDF file to view Senator Alesi's latest newsletter.

October 5, 2011
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Senator Adriano Espaillat, Environmental Advocates of New York, and Local Residents Call for Better Environmental Protections

(New York, NY) – New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) was joined by the Environmental Advocates of New York, local activists, and residents in calling for better protections for the environment. The town hall-style meeting was a joint effort by Senator Espaillat and the Environmental Advocates of New York, one of the most prominent environmental watchdog groups in the state.

October 5, 2011
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SENATOR ADDABBO CO-SPONSORS ANOTHER SENIOR SUNSET SERIES WITH BRADY & MARSHAK: “HEALTH CARE PROXY FOR ALL”

Queens, NY, October 3, 2011 – On Tuesday, October 11, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is co-sponsoring a repeat of the Senior Sunset Seminar series that begins with 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. The event starts at 6 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

October 4, 2011
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Kings County Sponsors Health Fair

At the Kings County Hospital Center and McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Annual Community Health Fair, held on Saturday, October 1, Senator Adams stopped by to say a few words to encourage community participation and give support for the health fair, which provided free health screenings, giveaways and prizes to the community.

October 3, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE'S SENIOR HEALTH, WELLNESS EXPO OCT. 12


Free Flu Shots, Cancer Screening At Fulton War Memorial

October 3, 2011
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Press Statement regarding the passage of bill S.3111

Bill S.3111 gives parents of still born children the option to get birth certificates and name their children.

Senator Adams' states:

" I am heartened that Governor Cuomo has signed bill S. 3111 into law, as it provides a measure of compassion and solace to parents who have been subjected to an unfathomable set of circumstances.  Over the past two and a half years I've met with parents that have suffered the cruel fate of having a stillborn child.  No matter when the event transpired, they carry the pain as if it were yesterday.

September 30, 2011
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Cruisin' For A Cure At Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Senator Mark Grisanti recently met with members of the "MAN UP" (Minorities Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer) organization at the Cruisin' For A Cure event that was held at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the City of Buffalo.

September 30, 2011
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DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE: FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM LAW STALLED IN ALBANY

 

Written by: CARA MATTHEWS

ALBANY — While advocacy groups continue to sound the alarm about New York’s lack of progress in creating a health-care exchange, Republican leaders in the Senate, where the bill is stalled, are saying there’s no rush.

September 30, 2011
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Senator at Your Market

Senator Rivera visits the Kingsbridge Heights Youth Market to promote healthy eating and access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the district as part of his Bronx CAN Health Initiative.

September 30, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Onorato, SHAREing & CAREing Hold Cancer Run/Walk

The Queens Gazette reported on the SHAREing & CAREing Run/Walk To Fight Cancer that took place at Astoria Park on September 25. Senator Gianaris was there advocating for breast and ovarian cancer patients and their families, along with over 200 participants.

Under an early morning sky on September 25, local politicians and community organizers joined area residents at the Astoria Park track for the Senator George Onorato and SHAREing & CAREing Run/Walk To Fight Cancer.

More than 200 persons participated in the run/walk.

September 29, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Glendaal's Grant Award to Get Kids Moving

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is happy to relay the news that Glendaal Elementary School in Scotia was only one of 50 nationwide recipients to received $2,500 grant to help students be fit and active.

The funding comes from the ING Run for Something Better School Awards program, presented by ING and National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Glendaal will use the grant to execute an 8-week running program that will conclude with a physical event that celebrates student participation and achievements.

September 27, 2011
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Senator at Your Market

Senator Rivera visits the New York Botanical Gardens Green Market to promote healthy eating and access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the district as part of his Bronx CAN Health Initiative.

October 12, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Senator Gianaris Applauds Effectiveness of New Driving Law

Twice as many texting-while-driving tickets handed out this year than last year.

Queens, NY – Senator Michael Gianaris praised the effectiveness of a recently enacted driving law, which has led to double the number of drivers ticketed for texting while driving in August 2011 than in August 2010.

The Distracted Driving Bill makes the use of portable devices while driving a primary offense. Previously, using these devices while behind the wheel was a secondary offense and police could only stop motorists if they were committing another, primary offense – such as speeding or running a red light.

September 26, 2011
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