The Independent Democratic Conference today urged a prohibition on doctors and other healthcare professionals wearing neck ties, jewelry and other items that studies indicate are carriers for potentially deadly hospital-borne infections.
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Jacobi Medical Center/North Central Bronx Hospital, St Barnabus, and the Locust Point Civic Association have collaborated to bring free asthma screening to children in the Bronx on Monday, July 18.
The screenings, which will be open to all children in the Bronx, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Locust Point Civic Association, 3300 Tierney Place, Bronx, New York 10465.
Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Chair: Senator Jeffrey D. Klein and Senate Standing Committee on Health Chair: Senator Kemp Hannon Roundtable: A Roundtable Discussion on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and diversion throughout New York State and on possible policy solutions Place: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New York Time: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Contact: Gabriel Paniza (518) 455-3594 Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 455-3595 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Numbers released today prove that members of the New York State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference got it right one year ago when they predicted that an annual average of at least 7,000 same sex couples would tie-the-knot over the first three years of marriage equality going into effect. With 11,518 same sex couples marrying in New York over the last year, New York experienced economic growth even greater than the IDC could have predicted.
With the flu season in full swing, Senator Klein hosted a free flu vaccine event for members of the Riverdale community to protect themselves against influenza. The flu season peaks in February and it is important for the safety and well-being of the Bronx community that its residents get vaccinated. Senator Klein was joined by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowtiz and Andy Cohen.
ALBANY, NEW YORK – On Monday night, the New York State Senate passed legislation to combat childhood obesity by implementing a wide array of initiatives. These initiatives include: expanding community gardens where fresh produce is grown, kick-starting new obesity programs that encourage schoolchildren to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and launching new services through Cornell University that provide obesity and respiratory disease prevention programs in high risk areas. Additionally, New York State will establish direct marketing campaigns aimed at encouraging children in high-risk neighborhoods to consume healthy foods.