How Healthy Is Your Smoothie?

When you’re busy, hungry, and on the go, what could be wrong with grabbing a fruit-filled smoothie? As it turns out, a lot. But it can all be fixed if you take the time to make a proper smoothie at home. Overall, people think that smoothies are healthy because, in their minds, they’re just drinking…

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…

Stay in Shape While You Travel

You’re really good about adhering to your exercise routine, except when you travel. Truth is, it can be difficult to fit in a workout after sitting on a long flight, changing time zones, dealing with jet lag, and trying to eat healthy. But you’ve been disciplined enough to stick with your program and have reaped…

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…

You Have the Power

A Guide for Children, Youth, and Families Whether your child is in first grade or high school, it’s important to be aware of their mental health. Follow these steps to help your child achieve overall well-being and set the stage for positive mental health in adulthood! Identify Have you noticed your child starting to have…

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.

Dance for Your Health

Looking for a workout that doesn’t feel like one? Hit the dance floor! Dancing is one of the most enjoyable ways to help maintain strong bones, improve balance, and stay at a healthy weight. Dancing is also a chance to socialize. Being socially engaged may lower your risk of conditions like heart disease and depression….

Depression Can Affect You Physically

Most of us are familiar with the typical symptoms of depression—fatigue, irritability, and a deep feeling of sadness. But did you know that depression can manifest itself physically as well? In fact, some physical symptoms associated with depression are so integral to the disorder that they are part of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual…

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EmblemHealth Partners with Cityblock Health to Bring New Care Model to New York

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Cityblock Health, a company that leverages technology and a high-touch, personalized approach to care to provide medical, behavioral and social services to Medicare and Medicaid patients in urban, underserved communities.  Cityblock Health is a startup from Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, which imagines, designs, tests, and builds urban…

Gentle Moves for Mind and Body

Stress really can be a pain in the neck. Sometimes, you can even feel it in your shoulders, back, and legs—especially after a long commute. When you’re tense, you may tighten up your muscles without even realizing it. It’s one of the ways the body responds to stress. To relax your mind and body, try…

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….

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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…

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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, sharing…