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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

7 Healthy Habits for the New Year New York Health Works

7 Healthy Habits to Start the New Year Off Right

We kick off each New Year with resolutions and plans to change things in our lives. Surveys show that roughly 45% of these resolutions are geared towards our health. To help you start the New Year off right and reach your health and wellness goals, we’ve compiled the following seven healthy habits to embrace as

Roadmap to Health Mobile Health Fair Tour NYC

Kicking Off NYC’s Roadmap to Health

New York Health Works announced a new program that will be the first step in educating and empowering New Yorkers to take charge of their health. In January 2019, we will be launching a mobile health screening program in NYC called Roadmap to Health – “el camino hacia la salud.” Roadmap to Health will provide

NYHW STEM Talent Pipeline Grant Recipients

Announcing Our Newest STEM Talent Pipeline Grant Recipients

On November 8th, New York Health Works and PhRMA awarded a STEM Talent Pipeline Grant to Escuela República del Perú, a public school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. During Hurricane Maria last fall, the school’s science lab was severely damaged. The grant will support the rebuilding of the school and outfitting of a new science

Safeguard Your Medications New York Health Works

Safeguarding Your Medications

With the holiday season approaching, and subsequently guests coming and going, it’s important to safeguard your medications so they don’t fall into the wrong hands — that is, any hands but yours. Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in the United States. A 2016 National Study on Drug Use and Health reported that almost

RX Common Sense Bill New York Health Works

The Rx Common Sense Bill

The Rx Common Sense Bill protects patients like you with added prescription drug benefits that make common sense. The bill puts people and patients first, offering easier and faster access to your medications, more choice in how you receive them and by promising that you’ll receive all the facts when it comes to medicine options.