Our Blog

What is Thyroid Disease? An Explainer.

Thyroid conditions can affect any of us. There are lots of ways the thyroid can encounter problems—and those problems can have significant, systemic effects. An estimated 20 million Americans are impacted by thyroid disease, and up to 60 percent of those people are unaware and undiagnosed, according to the American Thyroid Association. Here’s some basic information

Understanding Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and in honor of that, we want to bring into focus the experiences of those affected by this chronic disease. Awareness and understanding are an important part of putting the widespread impact of diabetes into the proper context, and accurate information is key to building a deeper understanding of the

Three individuals participate in an outdoor exercise session.

The Keys To Aging Healthfully

Taking care of your body is important at all ages, but it becomes crucial for living the life that you want as you get older. Eating a healthy diet and staying physically active are necessities for living a long, healthy, and happy life. As we get older, making sure we’ve struck the right balance of

October 26th is National Take Back Day

Why is it Important?   According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused prescription drugs in 2016 alone. These drugs were most often obtained from family members and friends, typically from, “the home medicine cabinet.” Considering the ongoing opioid crisis occurring in the United States, it is especially

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.