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Take Back Day 2018 New York Health Works

National Take Back Day is October 27th

This October 27th, from 10am to 2pm, the Drug Enforcement Administration will be hosting its 6th National Take Back Day. The purpose of Take Back Day is to help combat drug addiction and overdose deaths. In 2015, a national survey on drug use and health showed that 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The

6 Tips for Handling Your Aging Parent's Prescription Medication New York Health Works

6 Tips for Handling Your Aging Parent’s Prescription Medications

A 2017 study revealed that more than 55% of Americans are taking prescription medication. With the number of prescription medications on the rise, it’s inevitable that one of your loved ones will be prescribed medication as well. If you are in a caretaker position or have aging parents, you might find yourself needing to engage

Choosing the Right Meds You and Your Doctor New York Health Works

Choosing the Right Meds: You and Your Doctor

At New York Health Works, we believe that patients and doctors should have the final say about a patient’s prescription medications. When a doctor prescribes medication, they make a decision based on a variety of factors, including: The diagnosis Patient desires, whether that’s for a more mild medication or lower dosage Cost of medication under

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

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

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 [email protected] 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

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

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.

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.

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