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Our Next Health Reference Program

Colon Cancer Awareness

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11AM

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer afflicting all Americans regarding of age, gender or race. In fact, the incidence and prevalence of colon cancer is increasing in younger and younger populations.

Join us for an informative talk from Northwell Health Colorectal Surgeon, Dr. Shirley Shih, on how to prevent,diagnose and treat this disease in anticipation of colon cancer awareness month in March. Dr. Shih grew up locally in Jericho where her parents still reside. She graduated from Jericho HS and went to Stanford University where she completed a Bachelors of Arts in Human Biology, followed by medical school at Albany Medical College and a  surgical residency at George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Shih completed a year of colorectal research in Weston, FL at the Cleveland Clinic and then proceeded to finish a year of clinical colorectal fellowship at Indiana University. She practiced in the suburbs of Philadelphia for 7 years before returning home to Long Island to join Northwell Health as a board certified colorectal surgeon.

This program is free. 

Photographs and videos taken during

library programs may be used for library publicity.

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Health Professionals’ schedules can change,

please call to confirm program.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services




Affordable Care Act and New York

The United States Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Thursday June 28, 2012. Visit the www.supremecourt.gov/opinions, choose “Latest Slip Opinions” and view the full text of the ruling. The slip opinion is cited as Docket 11-393 National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius.

You can find the full text of the law in our online catalog by searching the title Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Another related act, Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act can also be found in our online catalog.

New York State implemented reforms in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Visit Health Care Reform New York   and discover what New York is providing New Yorkers.

New York State provides the following:

  • NY Bridge Plan for those with preexisting conditions
  • Health Insurance Exchange
  • Small Business tax credit
  • Support for health coverage for early retirees
  • Existing law – Coverage expansion to “Age 29” Dependent Extension  (Age 29 Law)

Also visit the Health Care Reform New York site for complete coverage.

-posted by Ed G., Reference Services