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Back to School Your Child's Medication New York Health Works
Back to School: Tips About Your Child’s RX

With the beginning of the new school year ramping up, it’s an important time to consider your child’s medication at school. If your child has a prescription that needs to be taken during the day, it’s crucial to make sure that the school is fully aware of the prescription and administration needs so they can […]

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3 Tips to Combat Chronic Disease

Approximately 90 cents of every dollar spent on health care is for patients with chronic disease. This includes cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, COPD, asthma, heart disease, and obesity, amongst others. With more than half of the adult population in the U.S. living with at least one chronic condition, and nearly one in three living with two […]

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STEM Talent Pipeline Grant
Announcing Our STEM Talent Pipeline Grant Recipients

On July 27th, we awarded a STEM Talent Pipeline grant to Tech Valley High School’s Camp Innov@tion and Questar III STEM Research Institute. This grant allows secondary school teachers to further their education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and get hands-on experience, so they can bring what they learn back to the classroom to […]

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Researcher's Day New York Health Works
Medical Researchers – The Unsung Heroes of Health Care

On May 22nd, we hosted a powerful event about the impact of medical research and innovation. Did you know that medical researchers are responsible for the research and development of anti-rejection drugs and life-saving drugs that prolong the lives of patients waiting for a transplant? This is what we learned from Aisha M. Tator, the […]

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Senior Medication Tips New York Health Works
Medication Tips for Seniors

As we age, we rely more and more on prescriptions to maintain our health. This blog will offer older adults tips to maintaining their prescriptions.

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RX Common Sense Bill New York Health Works
It’s Common Sense: The Consumer Prescription Drug Bill of Rights

An overview of the RX Common Sense Bill and NYHW’s stance on the issue.

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URGENT! Your Voice Is Needed Now

Non-Medical Switching is threatening to change your prescription medication coverage in the middle of your health care plan enrollment year. Call and email now to support Senate bill S.5022-A and Assembly bill A.2317-A. This bill prohibits commercial health insurance plans from switching your medication coverage during an enrollment year.           Non-Medical […]

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June 19, 2017 – Action Alert Issued
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What you should know about non-medical switching of prescription drugs

Imagine you are a patient who is taking medication for an acute, chronic, or rare medical condition. Suddenly, during the contract year and for a non-medical reason, your health plan stops covering your drug. This unjustified, potentially dangerous practice is becoming increasingly common. It is called non-medical switching, since the change rarely happens for medical […]

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Special Edition Weekly Dose of Health January 24, 2017

Special Edition Weekly Dose of Health  Notable healthcare proposals in the Executive Budget include the following: $17.7 billion in state share spending for Medicaid Proposed Medicaid spending of $63.2 billion for 2017 and $65.2 billion for 2018.  The budget continues the Medicaid Global Cap through 2019. Additional Capital support for health care providers of $500 […]

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