John J. Flanagan's posts related to Health

Senator Flanagan Joins With Stony Brook University To Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Department of Urology to provide men throughout our community with free prostate screenings to commemorate Prostate Cancer Awareness week, which begins on Monday, September 21st.  The department’s Prostate Care Program, under the direction of Medical Director Howard L.

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Senator Flanagan Thanks Stony Brook University For Their Efforts To Fight Prostate Cancer

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently presented a New York State Senate Proclamation to the Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Department of Urology for their dedication to helping fight prostate cancer.  He presented the honor to Dr. Howard L. Adler, who is the Medical Director of the Prostate Care Program, during a recent visit to their facility in Setauket.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Sponsors Free Skin Cancer Screenings

In celebration of National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will be holding free skin cancer screening on Thursday, May 12 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Hauppauge, 800 Veterans Memorial Highway, 2nd Floor Hauppauge, NY 11788.

This event is by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, call 631-863-5100.

Please click here for additional information.

Location

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Hauppauge
800 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
United States
40° 49' 21.3672" N, 73° 12' 29.1564" W

Senator Flanagan Sponsors Resolution Making September Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with Mia Padron of the Hydrocephalus Association to proclaim September Hydrocephalus Awareness Month and to present the organization with a resolution he sponsored to help raise awareness of the incurable condition.

The pair also used the meeting to inform residents of the 7th annual Hydrocephalus WALK that will take place on Saturday, September 29th at 10:00 a.m. in Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon.  The family fun day and walk will include refreshments, Chinese Auction, bake sale, arts and crafts, DJ, Tae kwon do demo show, balloon animals and other fun events.  WBAB and the New York Islanders will also take part in the day’s events.

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Senator Flanagan Hails Late Assemblyman Conte’s Organ Donation Law

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) proudly announced that Lauren’s Law (S.7103A of 2012), which the late Assemblyman James Conte led the fight to pass last year to increase enrollment of organ donors in New York State, is now in effect in New York State.  The law will require common sense changes to license applications in New York State to help increase organ donation.

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Organ Donor Information

More than 10,000 New Yorkers are on waiting lists as the need for organ donations far exceeds the supply.  One person who donates organs (hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines) can save up to eight lives, while a tissue donor (corneas, bone, skin, heart valves, tendons, veins, etc.) can improve 12 or more lives by restoring eyesight, helping fight infections in burn patients and preventing the loss of mobility and disability.

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Senator Flanagan Passes Resolution Designating September As Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

To raise awareness of Hydrocephalus and support the 8th Annual Hydrocephalus WALK, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed Mia Padron and Jackie Davidson of the Hydrocephalus Association to his office. During the visit, Senator Flanagan presented them with a New York State Senate resolution designating the month of September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in New York State.

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Patch: SBU Students Help Register Organ Donors at Earthstock Festival

By Rich Arleo (Editor), April 24, 2013

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