Health & Wellness
We’ve all heard about the magical healing power of chicken noodle soup when you’re under the weather, but there are lots of other recipes that can help prevent and cure fall illnesses—like this recipe!
Let’s Keep Writing The Story
Kimberly Lauersdorf, VP Marketing I was fifteen when my friend died by suicide. He was kind, funny, involved in school and church activities. I sat through his funeral numb and confused. Of course, I had the typical ‘how could he’, ‘he was so happy’ type of confusion. But even greater than that, my young mind...
Ready to Quit Smoking? Here’s What You Should Know
Smoking Cessation: Why and How to Quit According to the CDC, tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Smoking, use of smokeless tobacco products (i.e. chewing tobacco), and exposure to secondhand smoke can cause and exacerbate a variety of health problems, including lung cancer, coronary heart...
Ask of the Month: All About Tai Chi
During the past few months, we received some questions from our members about Tai Chi, an exercise class we offer at some of EmblemHealth’s Neighborhood Care locations . We brought your questions to the Tai Chi Master at our Chinatown location, Sunny Tsang, and he explained the purpose and benefits of this ancient practice.
How to Pick and Stick with a Healthy Habit
With 2019 almost over, now is the perfect time to choose some new healthy habits to stick around for the new year. Not sure where to start? Follow these tips for picking and sticking with a healthy habit.
Why Doing Good is Good for You: 5 Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteering is not only a great way to give back to your community—it’s also good for your health and well-being. We recently sat down with EmblemHealth member Carolyn Ramey, who shared her thoughts on what volunteering means to her and how she got started. Born and raised in Harlem, Carolyn told us, “I have lived...
Expanding Population Health, One Borough at a Time
By: Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, EmblemHealth, and Navarra Rodriguez, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer, AdvantageCare Physicians There’s something different on Pennslyvania Avenue in East New York, and it’s hard to miss. New Yorkers emerging from the nearby subway stops, walking along the avenue, and driving down the street may notice a new building....
Karen Ignagni: Decoding the Health Care Debate
As all of us at EmblemHealth listen to candidates debate health care, we do it from the perspective of our work bringing working families, employers, and beneficiaries of public programs access to affordable health care every day. This mission is crucial for the many members we serve throughout the tristate area.  Over the next 15...
Investing in City Workers’ Wellness: EmblemHealth’s New HMO Preferred Plan
For millions of employees and workers who serve our communities, neighborhoods and city on a daily basis, wellness and health benefits have never been more important. Today, wellness programs are a core element of EmblemHealth’s approach to building healthier communities. Wellness programs empower employees to take control over their physical and mental health, improving their...
A Doctor’s Guide to Choosing Allergy Medicine Wisely
Spring allergies? While you might be tempted to grab the closest antihistamine medicine to reduce your symptoms, before you do, make sure the medicine won’t do more harm than good. There are different types of antihistamines, and some are better than others depending on your age, health and other medications you take. Older formulas work,...
Forget to Take Your Medicine? There’s Help!
By Jameson Reuter, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS Sometimes it’s hard to remember to take medicine or to remember to give it to someone you’re taking care of, like a child or older adult. But, not taking medicine can be dangerous. It can lead to medical emergencies, more trips to the doctor and conditions getting worse. Don’t...
EmblemHealth’s 24-Hour Nurse Line
While you could spend hours researching health conditions online, the information that's right for you should come directly from a health care professional. Through EmblemHealth's 24-Hour Nurse Line, members can speak with an experienced, licensed nurse anytime.
¿Cómo se puede prevenir la diabetes?
Haciendo algún deporte como nadar, trotar o caminar a paso ligero, manejar bicicleta puede ayudar a disminuir el riesgo de tener diabetes. También al bailar, además de divertir, relajar y disminuir tensiones es otra formidable herramienta.
¿Qué hacer luego de detectar la artritis?
Cualquier tipo de tratamiento contra la artritis tiene que venir con las indicaciones hechas por un profesional en medicina, y mucho mejor si es especialista en el tema. Estos tratamientos varían según el tipo de artritis, por eso tiene que ser visto por un profesional.
¿Qué es la diabetes?
Todos tenemos en la sangre una sustancia que se llama glucosa (azúcar), y es la que nos da energía para realizar nuestra vida diaria. Esta glucosa la obtenemos de alimentos como: el pan blanco, chocolate, miel, zanahoria, maíz, arroz, tortillas, pasteles, pastas, fideos, remolacha, azúcar, mermelada, dulce de leche, entre otros.