Category Archive: NeedyMeds

HealthWeb Navigator

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In 2014, Dr. Mark A. Kelley, a faculty member of Harvard Medical School, developed the idea for HealthWeb Navigator while serving as a Harvard Advanced Leadership fellow. Partnering with NeedyMeds in 2016, HealthWeb Navigator has since published hundreds of website reviews. Today, HealthWeb Navigator is launching the full version of its collection of health website …

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National Volunteer Week

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National Volunteer Week was established in 1974, and we at NeedyMeds want to recognize our amazing volunteers that help make our work possible.   Our local volunteers are invaluable! They help us print and mail lists of medications for callers seeking help with several prescriptions (our call center helps with this information over the phone, …

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Autism Awareness Month

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April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a common but complex developmental disability, with 1 in 68 American children born somewhere on the autism spectrum. The signs of autism are usually apparent when a child is between 2 and 3 years old, although they may be seen in younger children. Symptoms are …

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Which Health Websites Can I Trust? The Devil is In the Details

You wake up with a splitting headache and numb hands and feet. Your first move  —  assuming these symptoms aren’t tequila-related  —  is probably to consult Dr. Google. Here’s a sample of the top ten pages for “headache numb hands feet”: You could have vitamin B12 deficiency, migraines, nerve damage, meningitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Bell’s palsy, …

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Website Highlights Safe Disposal Options for Used Needles & Sharps

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More and more communities across the country are encountering a commonly overlooked public health and safety issue: improper needle and sharps disposal. “Sharps” is a medical term for devices with sharps points or edges that can puncture or cut skin. Examples of sharps are needles, syringes, lancets, auto injectors, epinephrine and insulin pens, infusion sets, …

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