Health & Wellness
Statins: What are They and Who Needs Them?
You may never have heard the word “statin” before, but if you or a loved one are at risk for heart attack or stroke, statins can help to lower that risk.
These delicious brownies are low in carbs, gluten-free, sugar-free – and guilt-free!
How to Pick and Stick with a Healthy Habit
Want to live healthier but not sure where to start? Follow these tips for picking and sticking with a healthy habit.
Ask of the Month: All About Tai Chi
Tai Chi Master, Sunny Tsang, from our Chinatown location explains the purpose and benefits of this ancient practice.
Expanding Population Health, One Borough at a Time
By Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, EmblemHealth & Navarra Rodriguez, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer, AdvantageCare Physicians
EmblemHealth and AdvantageCare Physicians’ new state-of-the-art health hub in Brooklyn offers primary and specialty care, with free wellness programs and other social support services for neighborhood residents.
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...
New Year, New Insurance?
Whether you re-enrolled in the same plan you had in 2019, switched your plan or insurance provider, or have just enrolled in health insurance for the first time, it helps to get familiar with common health insurance terms.
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the Ketogenic “Keto” Diet lately, and you may be wondering if it’s right for you. But, before you start the Keto diet (or any diet), make sure you understand its pros and cons.
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...
¿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.