Governor Wolf Signs Bill Aimed at Increasing Public Awareness of Prostate Cancer

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf ceremoniously signed SB 609, sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch. This bill creates greater public awareness of measures available to detect, diagnose and treat prostate cancer and related chronic prostate conditions.“As many of you know, earlier this week I underwent an outpatient procedure to treat my prostate cancer. My case was diagnosed early,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Fortunately, that early detection allowed me to have the opportunity to make decisions and schedule an effective treatment. My case was diagnosed as a result of a routine checkup, which is why SB 609 is an extremely important bill”The legislation directs the Department of Health to establish a 19-member task force on prostate cancer and related chronic prostate conditions to investigate and make recommendations. It creates greater public awareness of the measures available to detect, diagnose and treat prostate cancer and related chronic prostate conditions and directs the Department of Health to establish a 19-member task force on prostate cancer and related chronic prostate conditions to investigate and make recommendationsIt will help medical professionals, insurers, patients, governmental agencies, and patients have accurate knowledge about screening, diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer.“Legislation that I sponsored, now Act 66 of November 2015, established a Prostate Cancer Task Force with the purpose of investigating, raising awareness and making recommendations concerning prostate cancer and prostate cancer related conditions,” said Senator Mensch.  “The findings of this task force will be invaluable to the health of all men and can be a model for other states. We need to take these recommendations from the task force and act on them to further help those suffering with this terrible disease.”“I am very thankful that my doctors caught my cancer quickly and have worked with me to plan a treatment schedule that will address my medical issues while serving the people of Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “I want to encourage everyone in Pennsylvania to make sure they schedule regular checkups with their doctors and are aware of screening guidelines so early detection and treatment can be possible.”The following are current members of the task force:Sharon Sowers, Plan and Policy Development Section Chief; Pennsylvania Department of HealthPeter Speaks, Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs; Department of StateDavid Bruno, Consumer Liaison; Pennsylvania Insurance DepartmentDavid Galinsky, Chief Medical Officer; Pennsylvania Department of AgingBarry Wingard. MD, Medical Director; Office of Medical Assistance ProgramsAngelo A Baccala Jr., MD, Chief, Division of Urology; LVPG Urology, Lehigh Valley Health NetworkBenjamin Davies, MD, Associate Professor of Urology; University of Pittsburgh, School of MedicineEric Horwitz, MD, Chair, Radiation Oncology Department; Fox Chase Cancer CenterChristopher Peters, MD, Partner of Raditation Med. Associates of Scranton (RAMAS), Medical Director of NE Raditation Oncology Center, Chair of Department of Radiation Oncology, Chair of Cancer Committee Board of Directors; Northeast Radiation Oncology Center-DunmoreCharnita Ziegler-Johnson, PhD, MPH, Asst. Professor, Thomas Jefferson UniversityTheda Shaw, RN, MSN, Genitourinary Program Coordinator, Penn State Hershey Cancer InstituteJames Williams, Col. (Ret.), Chairman, PA Prostate Cancer CoalitionJerry Bortman, Survivor AdvocateAlan Schein, MD, Family member of Prostate Cancer patient Governor Wolf Signs Bill Aimed at Increasing Public Awareness of Prostate Cancer Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf June 16, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

WOW: CHRISTMAS NORTHERN LIGHTS DAZZLE IN DONEGAL SKIES

first_imgWHO NEEDS Christmas Lights – when Donegal has the Northern Lights.The Aurora have made a stunning return to the skies above Donegal.The enchanting green glow has once again lit up the horizon over Inishowen. But they have also been visible right around the Donegal coastline.You can get updates at www.softvervenews.com which gives updates every few minutes.The website is reporting ‘storm’ levels over the next few hours.People have been enjoying the celestial display of the aurora borealis across Donegal. The phenomenon is caused by eruptions on the surface of the Sun, and this most recent activity has been unexpectedly strong.The lights have been seen right around Ireland – as far south as Co Clare.The displays have been spectacular.But of course they are still much better further north.This is a picture from Sweden… WOW: CHRISTMAS NORTHERN LIGHTS DAZZLE IN DONEGAL SKIES was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalnorthern lightslast_img read more