K00280 Summary:

MLTSPNSRAbbate, Angelino, Aubry, Barrett, Brabenec, Brown, Burdick, Buttenschon, Byrne, Cusick, Davila, Fitzpatrick, Galef, Hawley, Jones, Lavine, Lupardo, Manktelow, McDonald, McMahon, Mikulin, Miller B, Montesano, Perry, Reilly, Rosenthal L, Salka, Seawright, Simon, Smullen, Stern, Tague, Tannousis, Walsh, Zebrowski, Zinerman
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K00280 Actions:

05/10/2021referred to calendar
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K00280 Committee Votes:

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K00280 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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K00280 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 280
BY: M. of A. Cymbrowitz
        MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
        May  2021, as Stroke Awareness Month in the State of
        New York
  WHEREAS, Every 40 seconds someone in the United States experiences a
stroke; and
  WHEREAS, Stroke, or brain attack, is  the  fifth  leading  cause  of
death  in the United States, killing 147,000 people annually; stroke can
happen to anyone at anytime, regardless of race, gender, or age; and
  WHEREAS, Each year, about 40 percent of stroke deaths occur in males
and 60 percent in females; and
  WHEREAS, Almost 795,000 people will experience a stroke  this  year;
about 610,000 are new attacks and 185,000 are recurrent attacks; and
  WHEREAS, Stroke is a medical emergency; prompt treatment of a stroke
could  mean the difference between life and death, complete recovery and
disability; and
  WHEREAS, Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability; there  are
more  than  seven  million  stroke  survivors in the United States, with
two-thirds living with moderate to severe disabilities; and
  WHEREAS, More than one-third of Americans cannot identify  a  single
symptom  of  stroke,  such as sudden trouble talking, walking or seeing;
paralysis, usually on one side of the body; and sudden  severe  headache
with  no  known  cause,  even  though  there is now an easy and F.A.S.T.
(Face, Arms, Speech and Time) stroke recognition system; and
  WHEREAS, Understanding the warning  signs  and  obtaining  emergency
treatment  can  save lives, reduce disability, and possibly even reverse
all impacts of the stroke; and
  WHEREAS, The chance of having a stroke more than  doubles  for  each
decade  of  life after age 55; while stroke is common among the elderly,
many people under 65 also have strokes; and
  WHEREAS, Each year for the past seven years, nearly 42,000  patients
have  been  treated  for  strokes  at  hospitals  in New York State; the
estimated direct and indirect cost of stroke for 2010 is $73.7  billion;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim  May  2021,  as  Stroke
Awareness  Month  in  the  State  of  New  York, in conjunction with the
observance of National Stroke Awareness Month, and to encourage all  New
Yorkers  to  ask  their  doctors about stroke prevention and the warning
signs of stroke; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York; Dr. Jeffrey Farkas, Director of Neurointerventional  Radiology
at  NYU  Langone  Hospital,  Brooklyn;  and Dr. Steven Rudolph, Chief of
Neurology and Director of Stroke Center at Mount Sinai Brooklyn.
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