4 Reasons to Celebrate Car Free Day NYC on April 21

EmblemHealth and AdvantageCare Physicians are proud to be part of this important event, where we can celebrate a healthier, more active culture in our communities. Here are some healthy reasons to join us in Washington Heights for Car Free Day NYC on April 21 for a day of art, music, free health screenings and open street activities….

Hikers walking in nature

What you Need to Know About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is spread by infected deer (or bear or black-legged) ticks through contact with your skin when they attach themselves to you. Ticks cannot jump or fly and are mostly found in grassy, busy or wooded areas. Untreated Lyme disease can produce a wide range of symptoms, depending on the stage of infection. These…

EmblemHealth Pharmacy Staff

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…

Healthy, Satisfying Foods for Your Toddler

When your toddler starts on finger foods, you can ease into feeding them the same foods you eat at mealtime. If you introduce foods in a gentle, age-appropriate way, your days of preparing separate meals for your child will soon be a thing of the past. Barring too much salt, spice, or things they haven’t…

5 Unexpected Heart-Healthy Foods

Eating well for a healthy heart is so often associated with all the foods you can’t eat. But there is a delicious variety of foods that are still completely on the table. Add these five options to your weekly meal rotation—and no, we’re not just talking kale and egg whites—and your heart will feel the…

Dominican Sancocho Recipe

By Fanny Greene, Senior Contract Specialist at EmblemHealth February is Dominican Heritage Month—a great time to try a hearty Dominican stew (sancocho) with some healthy substitutions. This recipe is lower in sodium and carbohydrates than the traditional version of sancocho. Ingredients 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces Juice of two limes 1 tsp cilantro chopped…

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Team Member speaks about what voluneering means to her.

What Volunteering Means to Me

EmblemHealth team member Serena Lewis, Program Specialist in Community Care Strategy, provides personal insight on how her love of volunteering impacts both her professional and personal life. What is volunteering? I’m not sure I can really define it. Mainly because volunteering feels as beneficial for me as it may be for the person or group I’m…

Red Hook Seniors enjoy new center in partnership with EmblemHealth

A New Start for Red Hook Seniors

  It’s been more than 5 years since the seniors of Red Hook, Brooklyn, had a place to call their own. Irrevocably damaged when superstorm Sandy hit, the RAICES Red Hook Senior Center on Wolcott Street left many seniors displaced. The seniors found a temporary home in the basement of the Joseph Miccio Community Center,…

Picking a Primary Care Physician 101

You may not spend much time thinking about it, but your relationship with your primary care doctor may be among the most important in your life. Your primary care physician understands and treats your whole body and mind and can play the role of quarterback for you when specialist care is needed. While primary care…

What’s the Best Workout for You?

No workout is going to work out for you if you don’t like it. That’s why one of the cornerstones of the approach taken by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is for fitness professionals to get to know their clients. Developing a rapport helps the trainer understand what’s important to them and the best…

Wellness at Work: Year in Review

EmblemHealth is committed to the overall health and wellness of its employees and strives to inspire them to make healthy choices and lead by example. Here are some highlights of our employees’ current and past wellness accomplishments as we look forward to a healthy 2018. Weight Management Program: Thirty-three employees registered for our Weight Management…

Pernil over Quinoa & Black Beans Slow Cooker Recipe

Although it may be tough to eat healthy during the holidays, there’s always a way to enjoy traditional meals in a healthier way. Pernil (pork) is a dish that many within our diverse NYC community enjoy during the holidays. This healthier recipe uses a slow cooker to prepare a boneless pork shoulder blade roast to…

More Than the Title: Meet the Strategist

Rhonda Robinson, Assistant VP of Vendor Management at EmblemHealth, talks about how starting her career in a customer relationship role helped her see firsthand how our work impacts members. ——— For breaking news and updates on EmblemHealth thought leaders, subscribe to our blog and follow us on Twitter.

Mike Jones EmblemHealth Member Talks Diabetes Prevention

Video: EmblemHealth Member Beats the Odds of Diabetes

EmblemHealth member and retired New York City police officer Mike Jones is one of 86 million Americans with prediabetes. Diagnosed in 2015, Mike enrolled in the Diabetes Prevention Program at his local EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care. Recognized by the Centers for Disease Control, the program helps participants learn how to lower the risk of developing  type…

Dr. Jerry Frank speaks about diabetes on Crains Health Summit panel

Four Takeaways From This Year’s Crain’s Diabetes Health Summit

On November 16, Dr. Jerry Frank, Senior Vice President of Medical Delivery participated in a panel discussion on New York’s diabetes crisis at Crain’s 2017 Health Care Summit: New York’s Diabetes Crisis. This year’s summit brought together health care leaders, policymakers and technology startups to discuss strategies for diabetes prevention and treatment. Here are four…

Understand Your Annual Notice of Change and Evidence of Coverage

This month, you will receive your Annual Notice of Change and Evidence of Coverage materials. Take time to read these items so you can better understand how your plan works and what services are available. What is it? The Annual Notice of Change explains changes in your coverage for 2018. Your Evidence of Coverage gives details…