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New York City residents can save an average of 47% on prescription drugs by enrolling in the Big Apple RX Program. Many major pharmacies in New York City are participating in the program, and any New York City resident is eligible to enroll. The program offers online tools to calculate savings (based on specific pharmaceutical products), locate participating pharmacies and compare drug costs. The Big Apple Rx Card is free, and has no expiration date. Contact Big Apple RX at 800.697.6974 or visit their website.
NYS Education Department Deputy Commissioner Douglas E. Lentivech announced the Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Suzanne Sullivan, R.N. as Executive Secretary to the State Board for Nursing. Sullivan has extensive experience as a nurse in medical-surgical units and in hospice, where her work with AIDS patients was a factor in her decision to attend law school.
The participation of more than 230,000 nursing professionals in the original Nurses' Health Study and the Nurses' Health Study II taught us much of is currently known about how foods, exercise, and medications influence, for better or worse, a woman's risk of developing cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions. You can find more information about these studies online. As a new cohort, the Nurses' Health Study III, prepares to launch, the goal is to enroll 100,000 or more female RNs and LPNs between ages 22 and 45 into the study. This new study is entirely web-based, allowing today's busy nurses to complete questionnaires quickly and at their convenience. Your participation in this study is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated; find out more online:
On June 22, 2010, Governor Paterson signed Chapter 56, Part B of the Laws of 2010. The law states that all affiliated volunteers (including Medical Reserve Corps and Citizen Corps volunteers) specifically referenced in a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), with clearly defined roles, activited by a County Chief Executuve (or designee), now have immunity for trainings, drills and response activities. This status is in addition to the defense and indeminification provided through Public Officer's Law 18. An attached letter from the NYS Department of Health contains more details. NYSNA encourages all health care personnel to register with ServNY, New York's Volunteer Emergency Database.
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