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How to Stay Healthy with Screens

No matter what we think about our digital devices, it’s pretty undeniable that we need them to get by. We check email for work, renew our driver’s licenses, book flights, find a dentist, read books, order paper towels, watch TV. Learning digital literacy, according to the New York Times, is just as crucial as learning

4 Tips For Staying Active This Summer

Summer means warmer weather, which also means more opportunity to spend time outdoors! The Mayo Clinic recommends 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily for healthy adults, and summertime is possibly the best time of year to get that kind of exercise in without feeling like you’re going out of your way to get it. We

3 Healthy Habits for the Whole Family

Every family wants to create an environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle, but the busyness of everyday life can cause healthy routines to fall by the wayside. Creating, executing, and maintaining healthy habits in a family setting takes time, and that time can often slip away if it isn’t prioritized; however, there are few things

Help Control Blood Pressure With These Healthy Habits

Help Control Blood Pressure With These Healthy Habits If you’re one of 1 in 3 Americans who struggles with high blood pressure, you’ve almost certainly experienced concern and anxiety that comes with the diagnosis. Luckily, unlike a number of other health conditions, high blood pressure can sometimes be improved if you start practicing a few

National Take Back Day is April 27

National Take Back Day is a part of the DEA initiative to limit the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by safely and anonymously collecting unused or expired prescription medications at approved collection sites. It occurs twice annually nationwide, once in the spring and once in the fall. 2019’s Spring National Take Back Day is

Here’s Why It’s Important To Take All of Your Medication

In the United States, a surprisingly large amount of patients who are prescribed long-term medication are not what is called, “medically adherent”. This means that a large number of individuals who are prescribed medication do not actually take what they are prescribed, either by not taking medications properly, or by not taking their medications at

What’s Wrong With New York’s Proposed Opioid Tax?

The opioid epidemic is a serious crisis that deserves a serious solution. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids every single day. That’s nearly 50,000 people dying in one year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total

How Prescriber Prevails Works

This year, the Governor’s Executive Budget is trying to eliminate a protective provision in the New York State Medicaid managed care and Medicaid fee-for-service program. This provision, known as Prescriber Prevails, protects patients and ensures they have access to the medicine their doctor or other health care provider knows is the most effective treatment for

5 Lessons To Teach Your Kids About Healthy Living

Now more than ever, we’re a culture that places a lot of emphasis on health and wellness. Apps, sites, and even airports offer access to meditation, yoga, or other forms of “mindfulness” and good-health practices. The fact that we’re all thinking of our well-being in a more holistic way is wonderful. Are we taking care

4 Myths of Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Nearly 10 percent of Americans live with Type 2 diabetes, with 1.5 million people receiving that diagnosis each year. It’s very likely you know someone with Type 2 diabetes, or that you have it yourself–but what do you know about diabetes? Unfortunately, diabetes has become something of a punchline. A joke cracked after a Halloween