Issues: Health

Syracuse Post Standard: Valesky Brings Health Chairman to Hamilton

From left, Senator Duane, Senator Valesky and Dave Felton, CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, NY speak at a forum on Upstate hospitals

August 13, 2009

State Sen. Dave Valesky, D-Oneida, will bring one of his Downstate counterparts to Hamilton's Community Memorial Hospital today to learn more about the challenges faced by rural hospitals.

August 13, 2009
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SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL BREAST CENTER

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital.  The new facility more than doubles the hospital's original breast center and allows the hospital to expand its diagnostic services.  Senator LaValle is committed to bringing advanced medical technologies to eastern Long Island so that residents will have access to state-of-the-art health care services close to home.

August 12, 2009
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Serrano Comments on La Marqueta Plan

 

Calls city plan “visionary” so long as it meets the needs of his constituents

Highlights need to incubate healthy and affordable food, immigrant entrepreneurs, and vibrant public space

August 12, 2009

August 11, 2009
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August 11, 2009
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SENATOR KRUEGER ATTENDS BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS SUBWAY CARAVAN

New York- State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) joined the New York City Breastfeeding Promotion Leadership Committee (NYCBPLC) today for their annual Breastfeeding Subway Caravan.  The Subway Caravan began in 2004 as a means to highlight the importance of breastfeeding and reinforce a women's right to breastfeed wherever they have a right to be.  This year the Caravan celebrated the passage of Senator Krueger's Breastfeeding Bill of Rights (S1107), which is now awaiting the Governor’s signature.  The legislation codifies mothers' rights to breastfeed into a single, concise

August 7, 2009
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No Cost Mobile Mammography Forest Hills/Rego Park

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives!

NO-COST MAMMOGRAMS

 

 

 


 


 

Look for the Mobile Mammography Van at:Community Board 6 Office73-05 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest HillsWednesday, September 23, 2009

 

 

AN APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARYCall 1-800-453-8378 EXT.1Coordinated by:Medical services provided by: Multi-Diagnostic Services, Inc.

September 23, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Serrano Testimony for City Planning Commission Public Hearing on the FRESH Program

August 5, 2009

I applaud the City for its proactive strategies to combat the shortage of healthy and affordable food throughout the five boroughs. Last year, I convened a task force of local stakeholders to address concerns and identify solutions in East Harlem, and my office even mapped out the closures of several local grocery stores. As part of that process, I had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Department of City Planning and the Mayor’s Office, and I was impressed by their expertise and thorough understanding of the problem.

August 5, 2009
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Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study

A 2008-2009 Studio Project by Hunter College, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

The Roosevelt Island Accessibility Study was a studio project conducted for 2008-2009 at the request of New York State Senator Jose Serrano’s office.

The report is available for download from the AccessRI page at  http://accessri.blogspot.com/.

If you have comments about the report or any aspects of the studio project, please feel free to write to:

July 28, 2009
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Statement By Senate President Malcolm A. Smith, Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., Deputy Leader Jeff Klein And Conference Leader John L. Sampson

“Our investments in education are among the most important responsibilities before the Senate, and we applaud the selection of Dr. David Steiner by the Board of Regents as our state’s new education commissioner and President of the University of the State of New York. 

July 27, 2009
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Family Health Care Decisions Act Passes Senate

For the First Time, Family Health Care Decisions Act Passes Senate; Bill Now Pending in Assembly

July 22, 2009
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Towleroad: NY State Senator Tom Duane Gives Gripping, Angry Speech on AIDS

At around 3 am last night, New York State Senator Tom Duane, who is gay and HIV-positive, delivered a mesmerizing, emotional 21-minute speech on the Senate floor at the end of a marathon session in favor of a bill preventing people living with HIV or AIDS and receiving public assistance from having to pay more than 30 percent of their monthly income on rent.

The bill passed by a vote of 52 to 1. But not after Duane reminded people of the horrors of the early 80's:

July 17, 2009
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BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS PASSES SENATE

(Albany, NY) Just days after new research from the Women’s Health Initiative, a long-term study of 140,000 women, indicated clear health benefits relating to breastfeeding for the mother and newborn, the New York State Senate has passed the Breastfeeding Mothers’ Bill of Rights (S1107A). 

July 17, 2009
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Serrano Sponsors Roosevelt Island Health Workshop for Seniors

Senator Serrano sponsored a Health Workshop for Seniors as part of his monthly Roosevelt Island Constituent hours. The Senator has consistently fought to protect public health – on issues related to air quality, food access and environmental justice –throughout the 28th District. 

July 7, 2009
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Protecting Nurses and Patients

Mandatory overtime (MOT) often results in nurses working long hours with little rest. These dangerous conditions can increase the risk of nurses making errors in the care of patients, and can negatively affect the well-being of those patients.

July 1, 2009
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Daily Gazette: Psychologist pushes ban on torture

By Sara FossGazette Reporter

 

CAPITAL REGION — As a psychologist, Steven Reisner believes his job is “to do good . . . to improve human welfare.”

Now, as a co-founder of the grassroots organization New York Campaign Against Torture, Reisner is pushing for the passage of legislation that would prohibit any licensed New York health professional from participating in interrogations or “improper treatment” of prisoners.

June 21, 2009
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Chelsea Now: West Siders call for end to 9th Ave. pedestrian deaths

A group of West Side advocates staged a funeral procession down Ninth Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen over the weekend to memorialize the pedestrians killed by vehicles on the high-traffic street in recent years.

June 18, 2009
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