Issues: Health

Report of the Senate Finance Committee on the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

August 30, 2009
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Senator Johnson's Sun Safety Program Ends with More Than 60,000 Sunscreen Samples Distributed

 

Senator Craig Johnson, (D-Nassau) announced the successful conclusion of Summer Sun Safety Program.

During the months of June, July and August, the Senator and members of his staff  visited beaches, parks and pools across the 7th Senate District to hand out free samples of sun block and other UV protection, as well as literature on the dangers of prolonged sun exposure, and detecting the early warning signs of skin cancer.  More than 60,000 free samples of sun block and sun-blocking cosmetics were handed out to residents during the program’s duration.

August 22, 2009
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New Health Care Laws

I want to make you aware of two new laws that were recently signed that will help make health insurance more accessible for New York residents. I supported and voted for both of these measures during this year’s Senate session to help make health insurance more affordable for both families and young adults as our state recovers from the current economic crisis.

August 20, 2009
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No Cost Mamograms

Please call 1-800-453-8378 Ext 6 for an appointment.

September 29, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Free Mamograms

Please call 1-800-453-8378 Ext 6 for an appointment.

September 24, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO SPONSOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM AT MERRICK LIBRARY

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) will be sponsoring a breast cancer screening program in Merrick on Thursday, September 17th.

August 19, 2009
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Senator Thompson Delivers $300,000 To Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in Support of the New Renal Dialysis Facility.

For Immediate Release Contact: Heather Zeisz | zeisz@senate.state.ny.us | 716.854.8705 Linda Walker | 716.284.5789

Niagara Falls, NY - New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), today announced that he has secured $300,000 in state funding for the new, 17-station renal dialysis facility at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. The announcement was made during a morning news conference at the medical center.

August 19, 2009
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SENATOR PARKER REPORTS DANGERS OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN CENTRAL BROOKLYN

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 18, 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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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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