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Senator Serrano Encourages Bronxites to Get Fit with the Bronx CAN Health Initiative

Senator Serrano called for Bronx residents to participate  in the Bronx CAN Health Initiative, organized by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s office, which brings together individuals, elected officials, government agencies, doctors, health providers, schools, civic-minded groups and physical fitness center of all kinds to promote the types of behaviors that lead to healthy lifestyles.

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Senator Serrano Brings Free Mammogram Van to the 28th District!

As part of an initiative to detect and prevent breast cancer, Senator Serrano and the Project Renewal Scan Van Program sponsored free mammogram screenings in the 28th Senate district. Eligible women received free screenings in Yorkville, East Harlem, the Bronx and Roosevelt Island.

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Senator Serrano Sponsors FREE Mammogram Screenings in the Bronx

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Early Detection Saves Lives!

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Senator Serrano Sponsors FREE Mammogram Screenings in Roosevelt Island

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Senator Serrano Sponsors FREE Mammogram Screenings in Yorkville

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Senator Serrano Sponsors FREE Mammogram Screenings in East Harlem

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Senator Serrano Attends the 3rd Annual Dunk the Junk Nutrition Fair

Senator Serrano today attended the Dunk the Junk Nutrition Fair in East Harlem sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network. The fair offered free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. Health Insurance Representatives were also present to answer questions. The event featured music, games, prizes, giveaways, and cooking lessons.

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The State Senate Declares May as Lupus Awareness Month

(Albany, NY)- Yesterday the New York State Senate unanimously passed a Resolution proclaiming May 2011 as Lupus Awareness Month in the State of New York. The Senate Resolution was sponsored by Senator Joseph A. Griffo and co-sponsored by Senator Jose M. Serrano. The Resolution also passed the New York State Assembly where it was sponsored by Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson.Lupus is a chronic disease that affects the immune system, causing it to become hyperactive and attack normal tissue. Of those affected with the illness, roughly 90 percent are women. Lupus is most prevalent among African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Asians.