Issues: Health

Senate Acts to Protect Environment and Empower Victims of Environmental Pollution & Discrimination

The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills strengthening environmental protections to create a cleaner, greener and healthier New York. The measures also underscore the Majority’s pledge to growing our state’s economy through fiscally and environmentally responsible legislation.

February 22, 2010
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Legislative Wrap Up February 22, 2010: Senate Passes Environmental Protection Package, Support For Wine & Grape Industry

The New York State Senate passed more than a dozen pieces of legislation today, including an environmental protection package, a bill to support the state’s wine and grape industry, and legislation which protects homeowners by guaranteeing a record of receipt for applicants of the STAR exemption.

February 22, 2010
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February 22, 2010
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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Announces Amanda’s Law in Effect

 

Bill Honors Teen Who Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Requires the Installation of Detectors

 (St. Albans, NY) Senator Smith has announced the enactment of Amanda’s Law to protect families from carbon monoxide poisoning. Known as the “the silent killer” responsible for the deaths of more than 500 people every year, victims cannot see or smell the carbon monoxide poisoning their bodies.

February 22, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Unanimously Chosen For Humanitarian of the Year Award

 

Last Saturday, February 13, 2010, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D- Westchester) accepted the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Aids-Related Community Services (ARCS) during the organization’s 8thAnnual Valentine’s Charity Ball at the CV Rich Mansion in White Plains. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was chosen unanimously as the “Hearts for ARCS” Honoree in recognition of her outstanding work on behalf of Westchester County’s HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities. 

 

February 22, 2010
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NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery session comments - 2/22/10

S.4407-Declares a policy of equal treatment in development and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. NYS Senate Session. Albany, NY,

February 22, 2010
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Espada, Community Organization Launch Anti-Obesity Campaign

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (mobile)"Throughout New York City, and more so in the Bronx, record numbers of children are being diagnosed with obesity and related chronic illnesses..."

February 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 123 CAP

The committee will consider the following nominations: Wellington Y. Liu, MD, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital. Martin C. Wortendyke, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital.

February 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Local Optical store gives back!

Senator Addabbo and Pearle Vision co-sponsored free eye exams to the members of Wakefield Senior Center in South Ozone Park. Joanna Tonchuck and members of The Ozone Park Pearle Vision store did a 20 minute lecture of eye health and the warning signs of potential problems.

February 17, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Soda Tax with Richard Daines, NYS Commissioner of Health

Joint Budget Hearing on Health/Medicaid: Senator DeFrancisco discusses soda tax with Richard Daines, NYS Commissioner of Health.

February 16, 2010
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Monroe County Schedules H1N1 Clinic

MONROE COUNTY SCHEDULES H1N1 CLINIC

Residents of all ages can be vaccinated

The Monroe County Department of Public Health will hold another H1N1 clinic on

February 23, 2010. The clinic is open to all persons aged 6 months and older,

regardless of health condition. There is no charge for the vaccination.

“Getting vaccinated is still an important and wise thing to do. While local flu levels

have been low the past few weeks, infectious disease experts are divided as to

February 16, 2010
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Learn How To Be Heart Healthy This February

Learn How To Be Heart Healthy This February

By Senator John A. DeFrancisco

February 11, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Human Services

JOINT BUDGET HEARING ON HUMAN SERVICESDate:    Wednesday, February 10Time:    12:00 p.m.Location: Hearing Room B Legislative Office Building, Second Floor Albany, NYThis hearing will air live on the Senate's Website at http://www.livestream.com/nysenate_joint_budget The Assembly Ways and Means Committee will join the Senate Finance Committee to conduct a hearing to examine the impact of the 2010-11 Executive Budget proposal on human services in New York State. 

February 10, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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NYS Senator Squadron Speaks on PKD Resolution

February 9, 2010: New York State Senator Daniel Squadron (D-WF/25th District/Parts of Kings and New York Counties) speaks out on behalf of a Senate resolution he sponsored which memorializes Governor David A. Paterson to proclaim March 11, 2010, as PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Day in the State of New York. The resolution, which was eventually adopted by the full Senate, recognizes the efforts of all those who raise funds and promote awareness to fight PKD, thereby improving the quality of life for those living with Polycystic Kidney Disease.

February 9, 2010
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Health

New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to discuss healthcare funding and the Governor’s proposed cuts to services and programs.

February 9, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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2/09/2010: Springfield Gardens Education Complex

Senator Huntley, Kelly Urena, Coordinator of School Based Health Center and students from the district discuss 2010-11 Priorities:

Support preservationof $21.7 Million for School Based Health Centers (SBHCs)

Restore $507,000 in HCRA funds

Pass legislation (S. 6616 Montgomery/A. 9717 Gottfried) to reimburse SBHCs for CHP enrollees

February 8, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer and Assemblyman George Latimer co-host the recent Continuing Care Leadership Coalition Westchester Town Hall Forum

SENATOR OPPENHEIMER CO-HOSTS WESTCHESTER TOWN HALL FORUM ON LONG-TERM HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) co-hosted with Assemblyman George Latimer a Westchester town hall forum addressing state funding for long-term health care services.  The forum, which was organized by the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition (CCLC), was held on January 15, 2010 at the United Hebrew Geriatric Center in New Rochelle.

February 8, 2010
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AIDS Community Health Center Merges with AIDS Rochester

On Thursday, January 28th, Senator Robach helped cut the ribbon which made official the merger between AIDS Community Health Center and AIDS Rochester. The new organization, known as AIDS Care, is located at 259 Monroe Avenue. For more information, you can click here to visit the new web site of AIDS Care.

February 5, 2010
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