Issues: Health

In Celebration of National Hospital Week:

In Celebration of National Hospital Week:University Hospital of Brooklyn to Hold Community Health Fair

May 16, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program kicks off Mammography Campaign

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program urges all women to schedule a mammogram.  Early detection is the most effective weapon against breast cancer, and the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program Hotline is there to answer your questions.  Call 800 877-8077.

May 12, 2009
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SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS: SENATE BILL SIGNED INTO LAW ALLOWS PATIENTS GREATER FLEXIBILITY; Organ Donor can Designate Non-relative to Consent to Donation

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) applauded the Governor’s approval of Senate bill 3910, which allows patients greater choice and control over who can determine their status as an organ donor.

May 12, 2009
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Klein Plan to Increase Access to Healthcare

Proposes Expanding EPIC eligibility Coverage for An Additional 5,000 Seniors ALBANY, NY-Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Ruben Diaz Sr., Chairman of the Aging Committee, joined with AARP and the Statewide Senior Action Network to call for passage of his legislation which would increase medical coverage for thousands of seniors by raising the income threshold of EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage).

May 12, 2009
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Addabbo Announces Prescription Saver Discount Card

For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Patricia A. McCabe, 718-738-1111

May 11, 2009
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Adelphi Breast Cancer Program Saved

Senator Johnson, Assemblyman Alessi, Announce Much-Needed State Funding has been secured for Important Statewide Initiative

    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- State funding that had been vital for the continued operation of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program has been restored under the 2009-2010 budget, Senator Craig M. Johnson (D-Nassau) and Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D-Wading River) announced.

May 11, 2009
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5/05/2009: Senator Huntley attends OASAS Recovery Rally (Your Story Matters)

Hosted by Karen Carpenter-Palumbo, Commissioner of NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair of Mental Health and Developmental Disablities          

Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Chair of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

May 9, 2009
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Senator Duane Addresses the Health Care Association of New York State

On February 25th, 2009, Senator Duane addressed the Health Care Association of New York State at their annual Legislative Advocacy Day.  Senator Duane voiced his support for applying FMAP dollars towards home health services, saying, "We are in tough times, but sledgehammer cuts are a terrible idea. When it comes to FMAP dollars, my job will be to make sure that we get to keep those dollars where they need to be."

May 7, 2009
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Sports and Fitness Expo to Help Battle Childhood Obesity

Join NYS Senator Adams and Team Adams for a sports and fitness expo.

Enjoy sports clinics in basketball, archery, jumprope, tennis, fencing, golf, hulahoop, track and field, baseball, wrestling, volleyball, football and more! (last clinic starts at 3pm!)

Professional instructors, health screenings, nutrition/weightloss counseling, gift bags, prizes and live entertainment.

Learn more here, at bodysculpt.org.  Or call 718 346 5852.

June 13, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Lupus Awareness and Education Forum

New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith with co-sponsor The Jamaica Neighborhood Center's Southeast Queens Lupus Connection present to you a Lupus Awareness and Education Forum.

May 28, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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World Asthma Day 2009 “A Healthy Mind Takes An Easy Breath

New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley and Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith presents World Asthma Day 2009.

May 5, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Universal health insurance bill introduced

Poughkeepsie Journal: Universal health insurance bill introduced

ALBANY — Two lawmakers today introduced a bill to provide government-financed universal health insurance in New York. But a vote on the proposal this year is unlikely.

May 5, 2009
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Statement from Senator Shirley L. Huntley

On Asthma Awareness Day it is essential that we continue to raise awareness of the adverse impacts of engine idling on those suffering from the respiratory disease," said Senator Shirley L. Huntley. "Legislation such as the city’s new School Zone Idling Law could prevent asthma attacks experienced by hundreds of students citywide. I commend the City Council for their steps to curb engine idling across the city, and urge my colleagues on all levels of government to continue the dialogue to ensure a higher quality of life for all New Yorkers."

May 5, 2009
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5/04/2009: "Your Story Matters Day" at the Well (LOB)

Senator Shirley L. Huntley presents a resolution to Karen Carpenter-Palumbo, Commissioner of OASAS (Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services)

May 4, 2009
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Long Island Press: Foley Helps Save Breast Cancer Program

Funding Restored to Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline

April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009
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4/29/2009: "Your Story Matters" Resolution

Senator Shirley L. Huntley introduces a resolution in regards to recovery (SR1628)

April 29, 2009
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Swine Flu Update

As news reports about swine flu become more prevalent, it is important to understand the disease and know the latest information. Below are links to leading health websites providing the most up-to-date information about this disease.

In the meantime, it is important to remember that the most effective way to fight any disease is through prevention. Basic prevention strategies include:

April 28, 2009
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NYSNA Lobby Day

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, NYSNA CEO Tina Gerardi and nurses.

April 21, 2009
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