Karen Ignagni on Health Care Reform

Karen Ignagni, EmblemHealth President and CEO, kicked off the University of Rochester, Simon School of Business’ “Succeeding in the New Health Care Economy” series on February 11, 2016, with an in-depth conversation about the future of health care reform and its impact industrywide…

Black History Month

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” –Harriet Tubman.

During Black History Month, we honor and celebrate the great dreamers of the past and present who have inspired the future.

Health Care 2021: A Vision for New York

EmblemHealth President and CEO Karen Ignagni joined fellow health care leaders in panel discussion on how health plans and providers are leading reform and adapting to changes in the health care system. Co-sponsored by United Hospital Fund and the New York State Health Foundation, “Health Care 2021: A Vision for New York” featured a keynote lecture by…

Chinese New Year

Event! Lunar New Year

Join us as EmblemHealth celebrates the Year of the Monkey at two Lunar New Year parades! The parade is the highlight of the Chinese New Year celebrations, featuring traditional cultural performances and festival booths…

cookie recipe

Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipe

Gingerbread cookies stay fresher longer and are the perfect care package treat. Try this recipe with a few healthy substitutes. To start, you’ll need a heart-shaped cookie cutter, rolling pin and baking sheet. This recipe uses blackstrap molasses which contains significant amounts of vitamin B6 and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese…

Four Things to Know About Zika

Zika Virus is spread to humans through mosquito bites and is a similar virus to yellow fever and West Nile. In the U.S., there have been no locally transmitted cases reported. Travel-associated cases have been reported to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico and the…

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Your Treatment Options

Your primary care physician (PCP) has full knowledge of your total health and is your best care option. Know where to get the best treatment for your health and wellness needs when your PCP is not available.

Urgent Care Center (UCC) — Get care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses like minor fractures, allergic reactions, flus and infections, especially after hours or…

Improve Your Heart Health

Quit smoking during American Heart Month — medications and support can make quitting easier.

By Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra, AdvantageCare Physicians

February is American Heart Month — an important time to remember that while we often think of cigarette smoking to cause illnesses such as cancer, chronic…

Girls and Women in Sports Day

February 3, 2016, marks National Girls & Women in Sports Day — a day to highlight the health benefits of sports and exercise. At EmblemHealth we honor this day and encourage all to take small steps toward healthier living. The health benefits of competitive sports are more than just physical. While sports are proven to…

First National PSA Campaign About Prediabetes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have partnered with the Ad Council to raise awareness through a national PSA campaign about prediabetes….

A Healthier Change

By Dr. Scott Breidbart, Chief Clinical Officer, EmblemHealth

Currently, there is an industrywide focus on the personalization of health care. Studies suggest that dietary advice should differ from person to person, that specific genetic tests should…

How to Make Workouts Fun

There are so many unique ways to add more physical activity to your routine — workouts that don’t include a treadmill. The smallest steps can lead to big strides toward improving your health, and aside from reaching a healthy weight and body…

U.S. Dietary Guidelines

The recently released new U.S. Dietary Guidelines focus on three main themes to help Americans make decisions about healthy eating. Eat For Health and For the Long Run The U.S. government suggests developing a healthy eating pattern that can be sustained over a lifetime. According to the guidelines, a healthy eating pattern: Consists of all…

One Is Silver and the Other’s Gold

By Sally Poblete, Founder and CEO, Wellthie

Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum no longer just refer to precious metals. They also refer to your health plan. As you start shopping, you’ll notice that plan names will be named Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. But unlike the metal, this ranking doesn’t reflect superiority, the types of…

National Institute of Health Funds Autism Research

The National Human Genome Research Institute — a division of the National Institutes of Health — has awarded the New York Genome Center (NYGC) $40 million to create a genome-sequencing program that will study genetic links in common diseases with a strong focus on autism. NYGC will work with family-based groups that include both diagnosed…