Issues: Health

Standing Up for Women's Reproductive Rights

Recently, I sent an open letter to President Obama expressing my concern over abortion restrictions to the high-risk insurance pools established through the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act.

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPAHC) was passed, I felt that we, as a nation, were establishing the beginning of a caring, and needed, response to a serious abuse inherent to the health insurance delivery system. But, the recent announcement applicable to this Act by the Obama administration, prohibiting abortions excepting cases of rape, incest and life endangerment to the mother, carves out a legal medical procedure that has serious implications for a population that is already medically compromised.

File: 
Letter to Obama RE High Risk Pools.pdf

July 27, 2010
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Senator Parker getting his blood glucose measured at his annual check your health day

State Senator Parker opened his office doors to women over 40 for a free breast cancer screening, as well as blood glucose and blood pressure on-site testing.

July 27, 2010
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Aubertine Welcomes Putting Property Tax Relief on Agenda

 

Senator reiterates support for property tax cap, Energize NY, & opposition to tax on sugar drinks

WATERTOWN (July 27, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that putting property tax relief on the agenda for upcoming session would be welcomed as an opportunity to get much needed movement on this legislation in both houses. He also applauded the Governor’s choice to put Energize New York legislation already passed by the Senate on the agenda for both houses.

July 27, 2010
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Aubertine Legislation to Expand Energy Storage Technology

 

Law signed by the Governor reduces regulations to create jobs, meet peak energy demands

WATERTOWN (July 26, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today the signing of legislation last week which he sponsored to cut regulations on new energy storage technology (S.7145) will help to create new jobs, especially Upstate, while addressing the state’s power needs.

July 26, 2010
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Environmentalists, Industry, Labor Join Senator Bill Perkins For A Healthy New York

Community leaders, public health and small business advocates, industry and labor joined Senator Bill Perkins to praise legislation signed by Governor Paterson that will dramatically reduce the deadly pollution that comes from burning home heating oil. Senator Perkins’ legislation, S1145C sharply reduces the amount of sulfur allowed in home heating oil from over 2,000 parts per million to just 15 parts per million (ppm).  Sulfur contributes to air pollution that adversely affects the health of millions of New Yorkers. 

July 22, 2010
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Cardiovascular Screening Day

State Senator Jeff Klein and Weill Cornell Community Clinic present FREE cardiovascular screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol, at the Throggs Neck Community Center on Saturday, July 31st.  To RSVP, contact Senator Klein's office at 718-822-2049. WALK-INS WELCOME.

 

**Overnight fasting is required to participate in the screenings.**

July 31, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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History of The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus

HISTORY

In 1917, The New York State Assembly elected its first Black American legislator, Mr.Edward A. Johnson, and in 1937 Assemblyman Oscar Garcia Rivera was the first American of Puerto Rican heritage to be elected in the State Assembly. From those small victories, slowly, two became three, three became four, and four became many. Presently the Caucus has a total of 48 members within the State Assembly and Senate.

July 16, 2010
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The People’s Budget Equity XVIII Report

Click on the link below to view the full Equity XVIII Report...

File: 
Budget Euilty XVIII Report.pdf

July 15, 2010
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Aubertine Receives Rural Schools Association ‘Appreciation Award’

Senator recognized for his commitment and work on behalf of rural schools across the state

WATERTOWN (July 13, 2010)—The New York State Rural Schools Association on Monday afternoon in Cooperstown honored state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine with its annual Appreciation Award for his work on behalf of rural schools.

July 13, 2010
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Stachowski will sponsor community health fair

State Sen. William Stachowski, D-Lake View, announces that he will sponsor a community health fair from 10 a. m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Jeffrey Taggert Memorial Park, Wilmuth Avenue and O’Dell Street, Lackawanna.

See the full article here: http://www.buffalonews.com/514?term=stachowski&numresults=10

July 13, 2010
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7/11/2010: Charity car wash raises nearly $7,000

It was scrub-a-dub-dub in Howard Beach this past weekend, as over 100 big-hearted people rolled up their sleeves and got wet to raise thousands at New York Families for Autistic Children’s (NYFAC) fifth annual charity car wash and car show.

It was the most successful ever, raising just “a touch” under $7,000.

“People are very supportive of what we do,” said Andrew Baumann, president and CEO of NYFAC.

He explained that, in this economic climate, fundraisers are pivotal.

“When one door closes, another opens,” he said. “The people of this community [Howard Beach] are extremely generous and warm and have opened their hearts to the kids.”

“A lot of kids from the neighborhood came out to pitch in,” continued Baumann.

July 10, 2010
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Senator José Peralta's Blood Drive

Donating blood is literally giving the gift of life. Each day, New York Blood Center needs close to 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply. Just one pint of blood can save up to 3 lives!

If your interested in donating, please bring a picture ID and remember to eat well and drink plenty of fluids before donating. 

July 30, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Legislature Bans Use of Harmful Chemical in Child Care Products

 

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that legislation prohibiting the manufacture, distribution or sale of certain child care products containing bisphenol-A (BPA) passed the Legislature and is awaiting consideration by the Governor.  Senator Oppenheimer was a strong supporter and co-sponsor of the bill in the Senate. (S.3296H/A.6919D).

July 7, 2010
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SENATE PRESIDENT MALCOLM A. SMITH HOSTS 2nd ANNUAL HEALTH WALK

 

According to AARP, walking helps you manage your weight and helps control your blood pressure.

July 7, 2010
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Health Fair in Ozone Park

Come join us at this FREE Health Fair at Nativity BVM Church. There will be many different health organization present to test you and provide information on many different topics. Call 718-738-1111 for more information.

September 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Summer Series

Family Safety Day is the fourth of  six, free community events Senator Parker hosts this summer.

July 23, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins His Majority Conference Colleagues to Pass the Midwifery Modernization Act

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams announces passage in the NYS Senate and the NYS Assembly of the Midwifery Modernization Act. The legislation will eliminate the requirement for a written practice agreement (WPA) for licensed midwives to practice in New York State.

 Senator Adams’ statement: “Midwives are governed by rigorous educational requirements and regulations, and they provide excellent maternity, gynecological, and primary health care for their clients. They are committed to providing safe care for women and infants.

July 7, 2010
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STACHOWSKI BILL ESTABLISHES HEAD INJURY AWARENESS AND PREVENTION ACT: Creates Program To Help In Prevention And Recognition Of Concussions

      In an effort spearheaded by Senator William T. Stachowski (D-Lake View), the Senate has passed legislation (S.8420) to establish the Head Injury Awareness and Prevention Act.  The measure creates several programs that will improve early intervention and response of coaches and parents by educating them on the proper evaluation and management of concussions.

July 1, 2010
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SENATE PASSES MEASURE IN SUPPORT OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he sponsored that would allow Occupational Therapists to treat non-medical conditions and provide for the licensure of Occupational Therapy Assistants has passed the Senate.

June 29, 2010
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