Issues: Health

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 15, 2009
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November 7, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Recording of Senator Squadron's October 14th community convention follow-up call

On October 14th, Senator Squadron hosted a conference call to give an update on the goals and priorities outlined at the first-ever 25th District Community Convention held in March. The discussion focused on Public Housing, Rent Regulations, Mitchell-Lama, Section 8, and Tenants’ Rights, Public Assistance and Social Services, Disability Access, Senior Citizens’ Concerns and Health and Health Care.

The call was the fourth and final call in a series of community convention update calls, all of which were open to the public.

October 14, 2009
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ATTENDS AUTISM WALK AT JONES BEACH

Thousands of Volunteers Join Senator Fuschillo’s Call to Enact Autism Insurance Reform in New York State

October 13, 2009
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Senator Nozzolio Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Seneca Falls - In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio is reminding his constituents to contact their health care providers to receive regular screenings for breast cancer. “Breast cancer is more treatable the earlier it is detected,” said Senator Nozzolio, “it is vitally important that people discuss screening options with their doctors.”

October 8, 2009
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First Latino Diabetes Conference

Please RSVP.  THE CONFERENCE WILL BE PRESENTED COMPLETELY IN SPANISH!!

October 7, 2009
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Senator Thompson Sponsors Latino Diabetes Conference. "Helping to raise diabetes awareness."

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2009Contact: Fabiola Friot | friot@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705Heather Zeisz | Zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705

Buffalo, NY- New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) will be holding a Latino Diabetes Conference on Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon located at the Niagara Library at 280 Porter Avenue.

October 7, 2009
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El Senador Thompson Patrocinador De La Primera Confer"Ayudando a crear conocimiento sobre la diabetes."

Para Versión InmediataContacto:  Fabiola Friot | friot@Senate.State.NY.US | 716. 854. 8705 Heather Zeisz | Zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716. 854. 8705

October 7, 2009
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Public Hearing: Joint Public Hearing on Improving Patient Safety in New York

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

 

October 19, 10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Governor Signs Oppenheimer Legislation Protecting Summer Day Campers

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that her bill, S.4944-A, protecting the health and safety of thousands of campers throughout the state, was signed into law on September 16, 2009.

October 1, 2009
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Senator Oppenheimer is Living Proof that Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer Survival

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) reminds New Yorkers that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and marks this occasion by urging all women to schedule their annual mammogram.

Medical professionals recommend that women receive a clinical breast exam beginning at age 20 and thereafter a minimum of once every three years until the age of 40. Women over 40 should undergo clinical breast exams every year.

October 1, 2009
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For Immediate Release

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Reminds New Yorkers that October is

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer Survival

Recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) reminded New Yorkers how important it is to take the time to schedule their annual mammogram.

September 30, 2009
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Niagara County and Orleans County H1N1 Vaccine

Dear Niagara and Orleans County Residents,

September 30, 2009
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST FORUM ON CANCER TO PROMOTE AWARENESS TO WOMEN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will partner with the SHARE Cancer Support Group to host an informational forum designed to work within the community to reduce the mortality rate of women's cancer in New York City on Monday, October 19, 2009, at 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Grace Auditorium at 385 Avenue W.

September 30, 2009
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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS DEMONSTRATES A “FAMILY FLU DEFENSE KIT” FOR THE H1N1 “SWINE” FLU

NYS Senator Eric Adams was joined on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 by Dr. Phillip Hew, Director of Emergency Medicine, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Jonathan Swerdlin, Founder and President, Flu Armour, and Seth R. Segel, Executive Vice-President, Cantel Medical Corp to exhibit and give a demonstration of the proper use of supplies in an H1N1 Family Flu Defense Kit, including face masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, and disinfectants.

September 29, 2009
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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS DEMONSTRATES A “FAMILY FLU DEFENSE KIT” FOR THE H1N1 “SWINE” FLU

New York State Senator Eric Adams Demonstrates a "Family Flue Defense Kit" for the H1N1 "Swine" Flu

September 29, 2009
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