Issues: Health

Senator Adams hosts a Health Fair at Wingate as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr Concert Series in August, 2009

Vendors and health awareness groups provided free information and resources at the Health Fair on August 17, 2009.

August 18, 2009
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Senator Adams hosts a Health Fair at Wingate as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr Concert Series in August, 2009

Vendors and health awareness groups provided free information and resources at the Health Fair on August 17, 2009.

August 18, 2009
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For Health or Profit? Klein Unveils Sickly Scorecard of Major HMOs

Investigation Finds NYS HMO’s Restrict Access to Prescription Drugs Critical to Treating HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Heart Disease 

Presents Legislation that would Stop Insurance Companies from Creating Hurdles for Patients Seeking Brand Name Drugs 

NEW YORK- Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan), Members of the NYS Medical Society, Members of the NYS Rheumatology Society, Members of the NYC Pharmacists Society, Physicians and Victims released the results of his second annual report, For Health or Profit, detailing how insurance companies restrict their members’ access to brand-name prescription drugs that treat serious health conditions like cancer and cardiovascular disease on Sunday. 

August 17, 2009
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How HMOs Restrict Access to Single-Source Prescription Drugs Critical to the Health of New Yorkers

Click the PDF link below to view Senator Klein's Single-Source Prescription Drugs Report...

File: 
Single-Source Prescription Drugs Report

August 17, 2009
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District 29 Town Hall Event with Senator Duane

Join NY State Senator Tom Duane for a 29th District Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, September 1st, 2009, 6:30-8:30 PM at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street, 2nd Floor (between 7th & 8th  Avenues) Senator Duane will address:

-The state of the NYS Senate -What's ahead in Albany and the District -Constituent questions and concerns -How he and his staff can help you

September 1, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Senator Morahan names Hudson Valley Physician to State Panel on Immunization

Yesterday, New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan held an educational forum at the Liberty Elementary School in Valley Cottage to mark the start of National Immunization Awareness Month. The Senator used the forum to remind parents getting their children ready for school, sending a student to college, healthcare-workers and seniors about the importance of keeping vaccinations update.

August 13, 2009
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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 6, 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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