Issues: Health

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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Senator Martins Congratulates Manhasset Women's Coalition Against Breast Cancer For Successful Wellness Fair

The Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer, in cooperation with the Manhasset-Lakeville and Plandome Fire Departments, presented a wellness fair on Monday, September 19 to promote health and wellness in the community. The fair was successful in its mission of providing the community with information to promote healthy living.

In order to kickoff the fair, the Pink Heals pink fire truck arrived all the way from Arizona. Pink Heals is a non-profit organizations that travels across the country the empower citizens in the right against breast cancer.

September 26, 2011
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Larkin, Galef Commend Governor for Signing Legislation to Create a Certificate for Stillbirth

 

 

(September 26, 2011) Senator Bill Larkin and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed their legislation creating a Certificate for Stillbirth.

Governor Cuomo signed this bill on September 23, 2011 (Chapter 552) after the legislation, A8178/S3111, was approved by the New York State Legislature in June. This new law offers parents the option of requesting a certificate of still birth from the Health Department if they so choose, and they would be able to record a name for their stillborn fetus on the form. Currently, parents who experience one of the more than 1,700 still births per year in New York are only given a fetal death certificate.

September 26, 2011
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Public Hearing: SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

SUBJECT: Notification Procedures related to sewage and other pollutants released into our water.

PURPOSE: To examine mechanisms for better notification procedures in instances where sewage and other pollutants have been released into our water.

October 14, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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September 26, 2011
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Senator at Your Market

Senator Rivera visits La Familia Verde Farmer's Market to promote healthy eating and access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the district as part of his Bronx CAN Health Initiative.

October 4, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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No Cost Mammograms being offered in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with area health care providers, during the month of October as part of outreach efforts to support “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, at both of his district offices.

 

Free mammograms sponsored by the Multi Diagnostic Services will be available to women over 40 at Senator Golden’s District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An appointment must be made by calling 718-454-8556.

Women interested in appointments must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram in the past year. Results will be sent to the individual and/or their doctor within 10 business days.

October 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Free Flu Shots Being Offered in Gerritsen Beach

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is announcing that he will be offering free flu shots for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at two events during the first the month of October.

Free flu shots will be available to the community on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Cort Club, located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue.

October 27, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Flu Shots Being Offered at the Bay Ridge Manor

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is announcing that he will be offering free flu shots for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at two events during the first the month of October.

Free flu shots will be available to the community on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 pm at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street.

October 24, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator at Your Market

Senator Rivera visits the Montefiore Farmer's Market to promote healthy eating and access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the district as part of his Bronx CAN Health Initiative.

September 29, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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BALL CUTS RIBBON AT WINGATE HEALTHCARE

 (Senator Ball speaking with one of the residents who will benefit from the facility’s expansion)

September 23, 2011
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Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-in and Health Fair

Join Senator Rivera at the next Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In on Sunday, September 25th at St. James Park (from 1:30-4PM). This event will be focused on preventative medicine and access to health care. We will have free health screenings, food demonstrations, zumba, gift bags and more!

September 25, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Bloomberg in LIC praises decline in city smoking

Yournabe.com reported on the positive impact of Mayor Bloomberg's anti-smoking policies in Long Island City.

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-smoking policies have been criticized as draconian, he declared them a success on a visit to the city Department of Health in Long Island City, saying the number of adult smokers is at an all-time low of 14 percent.

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The mayor touted the decline in smoking residents early last Thursday at the DOH’s headquarters at 42-09 28th St. Bloomberg said the number of adult residents who smoke has decreased by 35 percent since 2002, the year the mayor’s Smoke Free Air Act was passed by the City Council. In that year, the number of smokers in the city was at a high of 22 out of every 100 residents.

September 22, 2011
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Smokers at record lows in New York City

Queens Courier wrote about the decrease in New York City smokers over the last ten years and included Senator Gianaris' comments.

More New Yorkers than ever have put out their last cigarette.

The number of New York City smokers has reached all-time lows, officials recently announced. In the past decade nearly half a million New Yorkers have put out their cigarettes, with 100,000 smokers quitting between 2009 and 2010. Smoking is down 35 percent throughout the city over the past eight years.

“Smoking is the leading cause of preventable, premature death in New York City and the nation today and we’re proud that a record number of New Yorkers are saving their own lives by quitting,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

September 22, 2011
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Senator Gianaris and VNSNY to offer free flu shots

Senator Gianaris and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) will offer free flu shots to community members. Appointment is required. To make an appointment, call Senator Gianaris' office at 718-728-0960.

October 17, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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ADDABBO’S NO-COST OR LOW-COST MAMMOGRAPHY EVENT DRAWS 22 WOMEN FOR CANCER TESTS TO FOREST HILLS

Queens, NY, September 20, 2011 – On Thursday, September 8, NYS Senator Joseph P.

September 20, 2011
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