Issues: Health

SENATOR PARKER OFFERS FREE FLU SHOTS TO SENIORS AND CHILDREN

Brooklyn, NY-  Yesterday, Senator Kevin Parker and event sponsors Citi Home Helath Care Services and WellCare, provided free influenza vaccinations for seniors and children in his district as part of a broad-reaching effort to keep his constituents and Brooklyn residents healthy. More than 50 free flu shots were administered by certified nurse practitioners from Walgreen’s Pharmacy.

October 24, 2013
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NEARLY 225 ANIMALS VACCINATED AT RITCHIE’S NO-COST RABIES CLINIC

More than 225 animals were vaccinated at State Senator Patty Ritchie’s no-cost rabies clinic, which took place Wednesday evening in the Town of Le Ray.

The clinic was the second of three in Jefferson County being hosted in conjunction with Jefferson County Public Health.  The free clinics are made possible through a special state budget grant secured by Senator Ritchie. 

In addition to her Jefferson County events, Senator Ritchie also hosted three no-cost rabies clinics in St. Lawrence County.  So far more than 700 pets have been vaccinated as a result of her efforts. 

October 24, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW REQUIRING HOSPITALS TO OFFER HEPATITIS C TESTING

Hospitals Must Now Offer Hepatitis C Testing to Those Born Between 1945 and 1965

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that legislation he cosponsored requiring hospitals and health service providers to offer testing for Hepatitis C to all patients born between 1945 and 1965, has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo.

October 24, 2013
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Free Mammogram Screening on October 24th!

According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime.October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and it is very important that women take the time to get tested.  That is why Senator Boyle has partnered with Project Renewal and Scanvan to co-host a free Mammogram Screening for women forty and older who have not been tested within the last year.Here are the details:

Free Mammogram Screening

October 24, 2013
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Free Breast Cancer Screening On October 24th!

According to the National Cancer Institute, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime.October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and it is very important that women take the time to get tested.  That is why Senator Boyle has partnered with Project Renewal and Scanvan to co-host a free Mammogram Screening for women forty and older who have not been tested within the last year.

October 24, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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New Law Requires Hospitals to Offer Hepatitis C Testing

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a new law that will better protect baby boomer New Yorkers from Hepatitis C by requiring hospitals and health service providers to offer testing for the virus to all patients born between 1945 and 1965.

Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) is a co-sponsor of the law.

"Hepatitis C is a debilitating and potentially fatal disease that disproportionately affects the baby boomer generation in New York and nationwide," Governor Cuomo said. "This new law will help fight Hepatitis C and keep New Yorkers safe by providing testing to those most likely to have this virus whenever they visit a medical facility."

October 23, 2013
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RITCHIE ANNOUNCES ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY SENIORS OF THE YEAR

Kelly, McCoy To Be Honored At Health & Wellness Fair

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced Charles W. Kelly, former newspaperman and leader of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center Task Force, and June McCoy, former president of the Ogdensburg Senior Citizens, as her St. Lawrence County “Senior of the Year” awardees.

The honorees will be recognized at a special ceremony during State Senator Ritchie’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair, taking place at the Ogdensburg Odd Fellows Hall on Wednesday, October 23rd.

“Chuck Kelly has never really retired. He just finds new ways to fight for the people of Northern New York,” Senator Ritchie said. “He led the campaign to protect the Ogdensburg Correctional Facility and now he is leading the battle to save the Psychiatric Center.”

October 22, 2013
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REMINDER: RITCHIE TO HOST NO-COST RABIES CLINIC IN EVANS MILLS WEDNESDAY

Nearly 500 Pets Protected So Far Through Free Events 

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding pet owners that she will host a no-cost rabies vaccination clinic in Evans Mills on Wednesday.

The free event—which is being hosted in conjunction with Jefferson County Public Health Service—will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town of Le Ray Highway Barn, located at 8433 Willow St. in Evans Mills. 

The event is the fifth of six clinics Ritchie is hosting in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties.  So far, nearly 500 pets have been protected from the deadly rabies disease through the free events—all made possible through a special state budget grant secured by Senator Ritchie.

“State health officials have found at least two dozen cases of rabies in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties in the past two years, which means our pets are at an increased risk of contracting this fatal disease,” said Senator Ritchie. 

October 22, 2013
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Forum/Town Hall: A Community Forum: Understanding the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care)

Are you uninsured, underinsured, or are your insurance premiums too high? Do you want to know how the Affordable Care Act impacts you? Attend this Community Forum to find out if you're eligible, how and where to apply, what options are available, and details on financial aid. For more information, please call Symra Brandon at the District Office (914) 423-4031.

October 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To investigate the impact of the Office of Mental Health’s Regional Centers of Excellence on community based services, access to in-patient care, and the effect on local communities, consumers and family members

Senate Standing Committee on HealthChair: Senator Kemp HannonPublic Hearing: To investigate the impact of the Office of Mental Health’s RegionalCenters of Excellence on community based services, access to in-patientcare, and the effect on local communities, consumers and familymembersPlace: Chemung County Legislative Chambers, John H. Hazlett Building,5th Floor, 203 Lake Street, Elmira, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M.Contact: Sarah Bangs (518) 455-2991Media Contact: Michael Grubiak (845) 623-3627ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 28, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Kevin Parker Hosts Free Flu Shots on 10/23/13 and 11/01/13

Senator Kevin Parker in Conjunction with Citi Health Home Care Services and WellCare Offer Free Flu Shots

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Senator Parker's District Office, 1300 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210

Friday, November 1, 2013 from 10:00am - 3:00pm, Lenox Road Baptist Church, 1356 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226

 

 

October 23, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Bountiful Apples

Celebrate fall by visiting New York orchards and farms 

ALBANY — With an especially plentiful crop this year, families and individuals in New York are celebrating autumn by enjoying the crisp bite of the state fruit – the apple.

“Last year’s fruit crops, including apples, were devastated by a combination of unseasonably warm spring weather that was followed by freezing temperatures,” said Senator Catharine Young (R, I, C—Olean), chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. “After facing such a difficult year in 2012, this year’s harvest demonstrates the resilience of our apple growers throughout the state.”

October 15, 2013
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Thank you, Columbia County! Senator Marchione’s “Golden Gathering” was a huge success!

For Immediate Release: October 12, 2013

Contact: Josh Fitzpatrick, (518) 455-2381, fitzpatr@nysenate.gov

October 15, 2013
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RITCHIE TO HOST NO-COST RABIES CLINICS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

 

Effort Builds Upon 3 St. Lawrence County Clinics Where 300 Pets Received Vaccinations

 

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding pet owners that she will host three no-cost rabies clinics throughout the month of October in Jefferson County.

The free clinics—which are being hosted in conjunction with the Jefferson County Public Health Department—are being made possible through a special grant secured by Senator Ritchie.

In total, more than 300 pets were recently vaccinated through three no-cost clinics Senator Ritchie hosted in St. Lawrence County.  So far this year, St. Lawrence County has confirmed 23 cases of rabies and Jefferson County has confirmed five cases.

October 14, 2013
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Senate Majority Coalition announces task force on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases

Panel To Develop Recommendations for A State Action Plan To Increase Prevention, Improve Treatment and Diagnosis

Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeffrey Klein today announced the creation of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases to examine state and federal efforts to combat the continued spread of these diseases and make recommendations for a plan to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  

October 9, 2013
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SENATE MAJORITY COALITION ANNOUNCES TASK FORCE ON LYME DISEASE

Panel To Develop Recommendations for A State Action Plan To Increase Prevention, Improve Treatment and Diagnosis

Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeffrey Klein today announced the creation of the Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases to examine state and federal efforts to combat the continued spread of these diseases and make recommendations for a plan to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

The task force will be co-chaired by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-C-I, Garden City), Chairman of the Senate Health Committee, Senator David Carlucci (D, Rockland/Westchester), Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) and Senator Elizabeth Little (R-C-I, Queensbury).

October 8, 2013
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