5 Ways to Make Winter Easier on Your Asthma
Cold, dry air and an increased risk of upper respiratory infections can worsen asthma symptoms during the winter. Make winter easier on your asthma with these 5 tips.
Winter Storm Tips for Family Caregivers
Being ready for a winter storm is especially important for caregivers who are responsible for their loved ones. Here are some things that you can do to be prepared.
These delicious brownies are low in carbs, gluten-free, sugar-free – and guilt-free!
Is Technology Hurting Your Eyes?
Is technology hurting your eyes? We asked for AdvantageCare Physicians’ ophthalmologist Dr. Amita Vadada’s expert opinion regarding this topic.
6 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Stress
The symptoms of stress may be either physical or emotional and everyone, including teenagers, deals with stress differently. So, how can we help our teens cope with it?
6 Tips for Developing Healthy Eating Habits for Kids
It's not always easy to get kids to eat healthy. However, by teaching them healthy eating habits, and following these habits yourself, you can help your child maintain a healthy weight and live a healthy lifestyle.
Natural Ways to Fight Fall Allergies
With the leaves changing color in New York City now, we can officially say it's fall. For some, it's the most beautiful time of the year to take a stroll at the park, while others are combating with irritating fall allergies.
Let’s Keep Writing The Story
By Kimberly Lauersdorf, VP Marketing
To all of our members, and anyone struggling with suicide, we hope that you will continue to write your life story.
A Quick Guide to Your First Mammogram
Your first mammogram can be an overwhelming experience and you may have a lot of questions. So, to help answer your questions, we reached out to the AdvantageCare Physicians’ OBGYN department and asked for their expert advice.
Make the Most of Your 2019 Checkup
The start of the new year is a great time to visit your doctor for an annual wellness checkup. Regular check-ups are a chance for your doctor to review your current health status and current status talk to your doctor about any questions or goals you may have.
Beyond Diet & Exercise: Why Your Heart Needs More to Stay Healthy
We're always told that exercise and eating well can help to keep our hearts healthy, but what else can you do to keep it pumping strong?
Trouble sleeping? These tricks might help.
Getting a good night’s sleep is not only satisfying, but plays a major role in our personal and professional lives. In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, here are five tips and tricks to improve your sleep health.
Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It includes cancers found in the large intestine (colon) and rectum (the lower part of the large bowel). Talk to your doctor about getting screened today, it could save your life.
Think on Your Feet – They Matter!
Between speed-walking, biking, riding the subway, or running late to that next meeting, New Yorkers are constantly on their feet. In the fashion capital of the world, your footwear not only matters for style, but also for function. This National Foot Health Awareness Month, give your feet some TLC with these tips.
5 Tips for Surviving Your Commute
New York City is home to one of the country’s largest groups of super commuters: people who spend 90 minutes or more each way on their daily commute. Whether you're driving, biking or even walking to work, here are 5 tips to help you make your commute more enjoyable.
The Science Behind Sunburns
Most of us have gotten a sunburn at least once in our lives after forgetting to put on sunscreen or falling asleep on the beach, but do you know why skin gets burnt from too much sun? Read on to find out what causes a sunburn and the symptoms that come with it.
A Caregiver’s Checklist
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Nearly 50 million Americans will provide care to a chronically ill, aged or disabled family member in any given year, meaning we may all be family caregivers at some point.
Type 2 Diabetes: I’ve been diagnosed, now what?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30.3 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Men’s Health Week: Takeaways from the Instagram Takeover
In honor of Men’s Health Week, we sat down with one of our employees, Jarrod from our Human Resources department, to find out what he does to stay healthy and feel good—and then we let him post about it on our Instagram account.
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!
Fireworks Safety: What You Should Know
Although fireworks may seem like a harmless 4th of July tradition, they can be extremely dangerous when handled improperly. Before you light your sparklers, check out these fireworks facts from the National Security Council. In 2017, over 12,000 people were injured during fireworks-related incidents. More fires are reported on July 4th than any other day...
Make Time for Your Mental Health
Caring for your mental health is just as important as caring for your physical health, but it may make you feel overwhelmed or self-conscious. Don’t worry—we’re here to help with tools and resources you can use to start building a healthier and happier lifestyle: Identify Are you feeling extra worried, irritated, sad or hopeless? Have...
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...
13 Tips to Make Your Summer Healthier
We have seventy-one days until the end of the summer this year. That’s almost two more months of longer days in NYC! However you like to spend the summer, make sure your health is still a priority. Here are 13 tips to help you focus on your health and get the most out of the...
Tips To Help Get Your Mind Out Of Office
When you take time off of work, do you take a trip, explore your city or catch up on your personal to-do list? Everyone has their unique way of unwinding and enjoying their time off out of the office. Whichever way you spend your time, make sure your mind is out of office too. Here...
ABCDE’s of Melanoma
Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that occurs when pigment-producing cells mutate and become cancerous. Keep your skin healthy by talking to your doctor and learning the ABCDEs of melanoma.
Five Quick Breakfast Recipes for Kids
We’re celebrating National Nutrition Month with healthy, easy-to-make breakfasts. Check out these quick recipes for kids and kids-at-heart!
The Mind-Body Connection
By Jennifer Licari, Senior Healthcare Solution Specialist, EmblemHealth
Infographic: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and is preventable for many average-risk patients through colorectal screenings. Read and share this infographic on detection and prevention.
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.  How does it work? The Keto Diet is very low in carbohydrates, moderate to high...
Understanding Depression in Men
Did you know the signs, symptoms, and even the coping methods of depression can differ in men and women? According to the CDC, it is estimated that 1 in 10 adults suffer from some type of mood disorder, with depression as one of the most common conditions. For Men’s Health Week, let’s take a deeper...
The Truth About Osteoporosis
For National Osteoporosis Month, we were inspired to break some common myths about bone health and lay out the truth behind them: “It’s inevitable, the older I get, the closer I am to osteoporosis!” False. Bone loss or even osteoporosis can affect you in your 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. While your age and gender may...
5 Tips for a Healthy Work Commute
Whether you’re driving, biking or taking the subway, commuting can be stressful, especially if your journey is long. It can also affect your physical health—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are five tips to help you stay healthy and stress-free during your daily work commute. Just Breathe: When your commute gets stressful,...
5 Tips for Exercising with Arthritis
Did you know exercise can help relieve arthritis pain? Use these 5 tips to start a workout program that is safe on your joints.
7 Quick Tips to Feel Better Every Day
By Erin Reddan, Lead, Healthcare Solutions & Site Operations, ACPNY Express
The Facts About Alcohol Addiction
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and we break down the facts about alcohol addiction and its warning signs. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However, people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery....
Start Your New Year Off Right: Schedule Your Annual Checkup Today!
If you’re like most people, you have made one or more resolutions for the New Year, such as stopping smoking, watching what you eat or exercising more. All of these are great ways to take charge of your health. Here’s one more: Call your doctor today to schedule an annual checkup for you and your...
Take Care of Your Heart!
February marks American Heart Month. This is the perfect time to remind you of one of the best ways to care for your own heart – have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis and keep it under control. What is blood pressure? Blood pressure measures how hard your heart has to work to...
Recipe: Gluten-Free Flax and Chia Seed Muffins
National Muffin Day is a great time to celebrate the wonders of flax and chia seeds. Here’s a gluten-free recipe that can help you prevent heart disease and diabetes. Tools you’ll need: 12-cup large muffin pan Two bowls Stand or hand mixer One grater Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour 3/4 cup ground flax...
Sun Safety Tips
Protect yourself and your family this summer What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. It happens when damage to skin cells occurs, most often by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or tanning beds. While skin cancer is a very real threat, it’s the easiest cancer to treat,...
Recipe: Healthy Vanilla Latte
Rev up for the week with a homemade vanilla latte that swaps out processed sugar and artificial sweeteners. Recent studies show that moderate coffee consumption can protect against type 2 diabetes, reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and lower rates of depression among women...
What You Need to Know About Diabetes
Learn what you can do to help prevent or control it Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose (sugar). If you have diabetes, it means you have too much sugar in your blood. It is caused by a lack of or low insulin. Insulin is a hormone...
Summer is here and for many that will mean weight loss is on the mind. Here’s how to do it safely and successfully.
Five Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist
Open and clear communication with your gynecologist can help you both make smart decisions about your health. In honor of National Women’s Health Week, we asked AdvantageCare Physicians Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Melinda Huang, FACOG, five questions you may feel too embarrassed or shy to ask. Asking your doctor questions will help you...
Create an Asthma Action Plan
If you have asthma, it’s important to have an Asthma Action Plan. An Asthma Action Plan helps you adjust your medicines depending on your symptoms and peak flow readings. It can also help you decide whether to call your health care professional or go to the emergency room when experiencing an attack. Work with your...
Watching Your Cholesterol During the Holidays
The holiday season is all about family, friends and food! While it is tempting to eat the fatty foods that await you, it is important to be mindful of your cholesterol intake, especially if you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol. Total cholesterol is made up of HDL (“good”) cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides....
Infographic: Good Habits to Help with Migraines
Migraines are the sixth most disabling illness in the world according to the World Health Organization, with symptoms that include nausea and sensitivity to light. Follow these tips to help prevent and alleviate migraines.
Improve Your Heart Health
Quit smoking during American Heart Month — medications and support can make quitting easier.
Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Parfait
Whether you’re having friends over for brunch or looking for a grab-and-go breakfast, this strawberry parfait is easy to make and high in calcium, protein and vitamin C. The recipe makes two pints of roasted strawberries that can also be used in salads and as dessert toppings. Tools you’ll need: One large baking dish A...
Stay Safe and Healthy This Winter
When the temperature drops, you run a higher risk of health problems and injuries. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe and healthy...
EmblemHealth celebrates this annual event that encourages smokers to quit! Take steps toward a healthier life by joining the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®. By quitting — even for one day — you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life — one that can...