Issues: Health

Testimony, Photos and Video from the Senate Health Committee Hearing on Food Policy in New York State

On Friday, January 22, Senator Thomas K. Duane held a public hearing of the Senate Health Committee on the topic of Food Policy in New York State.  Senator Duane was joined by at the hearing, held in New York City, by Health Committee ranking member Kemp Hannon and Senator Martin Golden.

The hearing brought together representatives from health care industry and public health experts, and the food and beverage industries as well as consumers and hunger advocates to receive input and listen to feedback on three policy approaches to combating obesity in New York State:

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January 26, 2010
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Sen. Foley & Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Announce Major Funding for State-of-the-Art Breast Cancer Screening Unit

Digital Mammography unit will make breast cancer screening quicker, less stressful, and more accurate

January 26, 2010
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January 25, 2010
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January 25, 2010
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January 25, 2010
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January 25, 2010
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Senate Approves Nurse Practitioners To Sign Death Certificates

The NYS Senate passed legislation (S.2969) this week permitting the nearly 13,000 certified nurse practitioners from across the state to sign death certificates ensuring the delivery of appropriate and medically-accurate postmortem care.

The legislation, sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), gives nurse practitioners the authority and responsibility to complete death certificates in the same manner as physicians, medical examiners and coroners.

January 24, 2010
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Senator Duane to Host Hearing on Food Policy In New York State

Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Health, will hold a public hearing at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 22, to examine the legislative actions New York State might take to address the epidemic of obesity in America. Three policy approaches have been proposed for addressing this issue:(1)  Calorie Labeling would require chain restaurants to post the caloric value of all items on their menus;

January 21, 2010
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National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program

On Saturday, January 23rd, The National Kidney Foundation is hosting a FREE Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). Screening takes place from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa Street, Rochester.

KEEP is a health screening program designed to help identify and educate individuals who are at increased risk for developing kidney disease. It is the most comprehensive screening program in the nation. KEEP is of no cost to the participant.

Who should attend a KEEP Screening?

January 21, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR WILLIAM T. STACHOWSKI

SENATOR STACHOWSKI REACTS TO RELEASE OF GOVERNOR'S 2010-11 EXECUTIVE BUDGET

January 19, 2010
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January 20, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010
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Senator Montgomery's constituents from Park Slope are pictured here during their visit to Albany on January 12, 2010

To thank the Senator for hercontinuing support for family planning service providers in Brooklyn and statewide, and to request that funding for reproductive health services bemaintained in the 2010-11 State Budget. Among the visitors are CarolBeemet; Lissa Wolfe; Hadiyah Chantry; Dana Czucka; Rocio De la Rosa; MarthaDenton; Theodora Diwouta; Gayle Dorsley; Patricia Houston; Mika Keegstra;Martha Shane; Diane Smith; Sarah Uehara and Erick Washington.Photo by Erick Washington

January 13, 2010
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SENATOR ALESI LEGISLATION BANNING CADMIUM IN CHILDREN’S JEWELRY RECEIVING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM

Senator Jim Alesi (R-Perinton) today discussed legislation he introduced that would ban cadmium in jewelry products intended for children.  The Senator met with reporters in his District Office in Fairport this afternoon.

January 13, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Standing meeting of the Health committee.

January 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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January 15, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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