ONEONTA, 09/25/09 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today applauded funding for area health care projects through the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law of New York State (HEAL-NY), aimed at improving the state’s health care system.
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.
ONEONTA, 01/29/10 – Standing on a newly refurbished gymnasium floor, state Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes at his request, a $30,000 senate grant toward facility improvements at the Oneonta Family YMCA.
Imagine someone you love is incapacitated and unable to make decisions concerning his own well being. Now imagine that there is no way you can help this individual because the proper paper work is not in place. Even though you know very well the wishes of your loved one, your hands are tied.
ALBANY, 04/14/10 – In an effort to protect health care options in New York, state Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today proposed a state constitutional amendment that would permit New York residents to opt out of the federally mandated requirement to purchase health insurance.
CATSKILL, 04/18/10 – At the start of the second annual Autism Awareness Walk, state Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes at his request, an $8,000 senate grant toward operating expenses for the Autism Connection of Greene County.
As the summer months begin to fade away and the back to school season approaches, many children will be ramping up their level of physical activity. Some may be returning to sports or joining an athletic team for the first time while others may be looking forward to physical education class or simply rejoining their friends on the school playground. No matter how intense the participation, as youngsters get back into the swing of things, it is important to watch for signs for the chronic condition of asthma.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time to remind women to get mammograms. It is also a perfect time to highlight a valuable resource available in New York – the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated 39,840 women are expected to die from the disease in 2010 alone. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.