Issues: Health

Senator Flanagan Thanks Stony Brook University For Their Efforts To Fight Prostate Cancer

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently presented a New York State Senate Proclamation to the Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Department of Urology for their dedication to helping fight prostate cancer.  He presented the honor to Dr. Howard L. Adler, who is the Medical Director of the Prostate Care Program, during a recent visit to their facility in Setauket.

November 2, 2009
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Alzheimer's Awareness Month

News From theNew York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2009

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness MonthSenator Shirley L Huntley: Prevention and treatment are available.

November 2, 2009
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Senate Investigations Committee Holds Hearing on Non-Collection of Indian Cigarette Taxes (part 1)

The Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations held a hearing on the Non-Collection of taxes on tobacco products sold to non-native Americans on Indian reservations on Oct. 27, 2009.

 

((Part 1 of 2)

October 30, 2009
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2009 Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo

Throughout the morning and early afternoon Northeast Queens residents will be able to access free health screenings, services and information related to their health and wellnes. 

Free services and health screenings include:

Spinal screenings
Dental screenings
Body Fat analysis
Glucose screenings
Cholestrol screenings
Glaucoma screenings
Eye hypertension screenings
Hearing screenings

 

November 21, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Important Flu Information

ONEONTA, 10/22/09 - Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today offered information concerning seasonal influenza and swine flu (H1N1).

October 22, 2009
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Free Flu-shot Event!

On October 22, Senator Serrano took part in a free flu-shot event at Julia de Burgos- Taller Boriqua in East Harlem. 150 shots were administered by New York Presbyterian to seniors from the Community.

“It is a pleasure to see local seniors getting the opportunity to receive seasonal influenza vaccines free of cost, and in their own neighborhood,” said Serrano. “Thanks to the hard work of the nurses and New York-Presbyterian staff, there will be 150 less cases of flu in East Harlem this season.”

October 22, 2009
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Project Hope Health Fair

SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED:

Smoking Cessation
Prostate cancer Screening
HIV Screening
Eye Testing
Diabetes Testing
Mental Health
Dental Screening
Blood Pressure
Nutrition
Health Insurance Agencies
Cholesterol Testing

 

November 21, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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BONACIC: LEGISLATURE SHOULD VOTE ON AUTISM BILL NEXT WEEK

October 21, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) called on Senate President Malcolm Smith  and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, to bring legislation up for a vote at next week’s anticipated special session, which would provide insurance coverage for children up to the age of 21 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

October 21, 2009
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BONACIC: LEGISLATURE SHOULD VOTE ON AUTISM BILL NEXT WEEK

October 21, 2009:  State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) called on Senate President Malcolm Smith  and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, to bring legislation up for a vote at next week’s anticipated special session, which would provide insurance coverage for children up to the age of 21 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

October 21, 2009
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New Yorkers Denied Access to Drugs

HIV/AIDS NEW YORKERS

DENIED ACCESS TO DRUGS

Report Finds NYC Latinos Have Limited Access to

HIV/AIDS Medication

Empire State Pride Agenda, Latino Commission on AIDS, Pharmacists, Physicians and Elected Officials Rally for Life-Saving Drugs

October 19, 2009
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October 22, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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No-Cost Mammograms

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives!

Look for the Mobile Mammography Van at Beacon Chrisitan Community Healt Center For No - Cost Mammograms,

An Appointment Is Necessary: 718 - 815 - 6560

Medical Services Provided by: Multi-Diagnostic Services, Inc

Eligibility Criteria: Women age 40 and older                            No mammogram in the past 12 months

November 14, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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No-Cost Mammograms

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives!

Look for the Mobile Mammography Van at Health PlusFor No - Cost Mammograms,

An Appointment Is Necessary: 718 - 491 - 7475

Medical Services Provided by: Multi-Diagnostic Services, Inc

Eligibility Criteria: Women age 40 and older                      No mammogram in the past 12 months

October 22, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Newsday: Support to legalize medical marijuana in New York

By Carol Polsky

October 19, 2009

Proponents of legislation to legalize medical use of marijuana in New York were encouraged Monday by the announcement of a shift in federal policy first promised by President Barack Obama in his presidential campaign.

October 19, 2009
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Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and after my urging the governor to recognize this very special event, he has officially designated this Down Syndrome Awareness Month in New York state as well. 

In calling on the governor to make the official proclamation, I stressed the opportunity to increase awareness of Down syndrome and to promote inclusion and acceptance of individuals born with the condition.  I am pleased he accepted the opportunity and issued the statewide proclamation.

October 16, 2009
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November 7, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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