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Healthy Steps to Albany

I am extremely proud of all of the students who won this challenge, as well as the students in my district who participated. I hope that these students will walk away from the First Lady’s fun and interactive challenge with a new way of thinking and skills that will help them to lead healthier lives.

Healthy Steps to Albany

I am extremely proud of all of the students who won this challenge, as well as the students in my district who participated. I hope that these students will walk away from the First Lady’s fun and interactive challenge with a new way of thinking and skills that will help them to lead healthier lives.

 

Protecting Nurses and Patients

Mandatory overtime (MOT) often results in nurses working long hours with little rest. These dangerous conditions can increase the risk of nurses making errors in the care of patients, and can negatively affect the well-being of those patients.

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Prostate Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

  Because prostate cancer kills so many of its victims, September has been designated Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  It is a treatable and curable disease if caught early enough, yet every 17 minutes a husband, father, son brother, grandfather, uncle, or friend dies from this disease.  Most men are not aware that 33 percent more likely to get prostate cancer than women are to get breast cancer.  Of the almost 219,000 cases that are diagnosed this year more than 27,000 will die because they did not get an examination soon enough. 

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Learn How To Be Heart Healthy This February

Learn How To Be Heart Healthy This February

By Senator John A. DeFrancisco

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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Soda Tax with Richard Daines, NYS Commissioner of Health

Joint Budget Hearing on Health/Medicaid: Senator DeFrancisco discusses soda tax with Richard Daines, NYS Commissioner of Health.

ORAL CHEMOTHERAPY BILL BECOMES LAW

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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LANDMARK AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM

Senator John A. DeFrancisco has announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that he co-sponsored (S.4005A), which will enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment.

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Senator DeFrancisco Meets with Reality Check CO2 in Albany

Members of Reality Check CO2 (Cayuga, Onondaga, and Oswego counties) met with State Senator John A. DeFrancisco on January 24, 2012, during Legislative Day at the Capital.  Reality Check is a New York youth-led anti-tobacco group.   

Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Health and Medicaid Issues on Your Voice in Albany

Following the Legislative Public Health and Medicaid Hearing, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined the television program, Your Voice in Albany, to discusses Medicaid reform and ways to reduce cost without reducing quality of care.  The Senator also addressed solutions for making home healthcare more cost effective.