Don’t Miss Our “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” Workshop on October 24
Are You Taking Your Medication “as Directed”? If you are prescribed medication for a diagnosed condition and stop taking it or don’t take it as directed by your doctor, the medication won’t be as effective, and your condition may worsen—which can lead to serious consequences. In fact, taking medication incorrectly causes 125,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. Use these tips to stay on track and stay safe: Speak to your doctor. If you’re confused about how and when to take your medication, or if side effects from your medication are bothering you, let your doctor know.You might be able to switch to a different medication or your doctor could change the timing of your dose. Set a medication routine. Take your medication at the same time as your regular activities, such as eating meals or going to bed.You can keep medication at work or in your purse or bag. Keep a written schedule. This can include the medications you take, how often you take them and any instructions from your doctor. To print out a form that can help you track your schedule, visit http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/ ReportsManualsForms/Forms/UCM095018.pdf.
For stress-busting strategies and tips to improve your overall health, come to our “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” workshop* on Saturday, October 24. Social workers from our Wellness and Member Assistance Program (MAP) will show you ways to keep your stress in check and build healthier relationships. You’ll also learn techniques to help you unwind from your busy schedule. The workshop includes a meditation session and a yoga class for all ages and fitness levels, so bring the whole family—and remember to wear comfortable clothing! Light refreshments will be served. Validated parking for $13 will be available at Impark across the street from the Fund, and child care for children ages 3 and older will be available.
“Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” workshop
Saturday, October 24 Registration begins at 9:30 am Workshops are 10:00 am to 12:45 pm
Where: 330 West 42nd Street, 33rd Floor (Penthouse) Reserve your spot by calling (646) 473-8960, Option 2, Option 1.
*Provided by Worksite Medical Services, P.C. Workshop will be offered in English only.
Sources: U.S. Food and Drug Administration; American Heart Association
Check the Preferred Drug List Every Time Your Doctor Prescribes Medication Your Benefit Fund regularly reviews and updates our Preferred Drug List (PDL) to help ensure that you’re getting the most clinically effective treatment while also protecting your health benefits and keeping rising costs in check. The most current changes to the PDL took effect on June 1, 2015.You can avoid unnecessary out-of-pocket costs by bringing the current PDL to all of your medical appointments and reminding your doctor to use generics and the medications from the list. To view the new PDL, visit www.1199SEIUBenefits.org and click on “Forms and Other Resources” under the “Benefits and Resources” tab. If you have any questions, please call our Member Services Department at (646) 473-9200.
Published on Oct 1, 2015