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5 Things You Need to Know About Living With Chronic Disease

Chronic, ongoing illness affects around 133 million Americans, according to a National Health Council analysis, which amounts to over 40% of the total population and about half of all adults. Chronic illness has widespread effects, both in a broader economic sense as well as on a personal level; caring for chronically ill patients accounts for

Managing Sickle Cell Anemia

If you or a loved one are one of the 1-3 million people who live with Sickle Cell Anemia, you know that the complications related to the disease are often painful, inconvenient, difficult to manage and largely misunderstood. If you don’t live with the condition or have a loved one who does, then chances are

What You Need To Know About Parkinson’s Disease

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s can be scary and confusing. But it doesn’t need to be.    About 50,000 people per year are newly diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder in the United States, according to the National Institute of Health. In fact, 1.5 million people in the U.S. are living with the disease. So you’re far

New York Health Works Supports STEM in the Capital Region

On July 26th, we were happy to stand with New York state Assembly Members Patricia Fahy and Chris Tague, as well as senior director of advocacy and strategic alliances at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Laura Perloff, at Albany’s Tech Valley High School, to show our support for Camp [email protected], a recipient

4 Ways to Eat Healthy On a Budget

It can, at times, feel like eating healthy and eating cost-effectively are two completely separate things; if you want to eat cheap, your options are typically going to be something that’s not so great for your diet, right? While that might be the perception of how things work, there are actually a number of ways

Explaining Acid Reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)          

Heartburn and acid reflux can be debilitatingly uncomfortable. And while most of us can beat back a bout of it with some antacids, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases reports that roughly 20 percent of the American population suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes chronic acid reflux and heartburn.

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