Eat Better: Tips for Healthy Lunches

New Yorkers’ lives move so quickly; we sometimes go for convenience rather than health in regards to lunch options. Recently, New York-based registered dietitian Katherine Harris, director of integrated nutrition at AdvantageCare Physicians, gave Cosmopolitan some helpful tips on ways to eat a satisfying and healthy meal. Katherine explains, “Filling up on carbs leads to…

Preparing for Open Enrollment Period

Malik Abdur-Razzaq, Marketing Segments Manager, EmblemHealth, recently appeared with host Rhina Valentin on BronxNet TV to discuss how to prepare themselves for the upcoming open enrollment period, when individuals make their health insurance decisions for 2016. Malik answered questions to help educate viewers about the process and considerations people should take into account when determining…

Event! Small Steps to a Healthier School Year

With the school year in full swing, stop by EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care in Cambria Heights, Queens for a fun family day. There will be healthy cooking demonstrations, free height and weight measurements, giveaways and much more! The event is free to attend…

Apple Coleslaw Medley

Apples are the official fruit of New York State and one of the best-known symbols of fall. According to the Washington State Apple Commission, there are more than 7,500 varieties of apples; many of them grown in New York and available at farmers markets around the city. While apples are synonymous with applesauce and ciders,…

Event! Atlantic Antic

Join EmblemHealth and AdvantageCare Physicians at the 41st annual Atlantic Antic festival. Events take place on Atlantic Avenue between Fourth Avenue and the waterfront in downtown Brooklyn. This mile-long festival spans four neighborhoods, has music, food, crafts and more than 100 local businesses that support economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment…

Building Healthier Minds and Bodies

By Deborah Antoine, President and CEO, NYJTL

There is something remarkable about watching children make smart decisions about their health and nutrition, especially when so many other options are available. At New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL), our mission is to develop the character of young people through tennis and education for a lifetime of success on and off the court…

Protect Yourself Against the Flu

By Dr. Joseph Zeitlin, Chief Medical Officer, EmblemHealth

Flu season is just around the corner, so it’s time to protect yourselves and your families by getting your seasonal flu shot. As New Yorkers, many of us live, work or go to school in very cramped quarters, which can increase our likelihood of coming in contact with the influenza virus…

Number of Uninsured Americans Declines in 2014

By Paul Zurlo, VP, Small Group and Individual Business

The number of Americans without health insurance continued to decline last year, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released September 16. Nearly nine million people gained insurance, bringing the total percentage of uninsured to 10.4 percent in 2014…

Healthy and Fun Lunch Tips

By Karen Estrada, RN, EmblemHealth

As part of EmblemHealth’s commitment to supporting efforts to reduce childhood obesity, here are some tips for a healthy and fun school lunch…

Event! AdvantageCare Physicians Health Fair in Flushing

Join us at the AdvantageCare Physicians Flushing Health Fair and Family Festival, and experience what care feels like right in the neighborhood. Stop by for a health screening, and get your fill of food, music and health and wellness tips and take a small step to living healthier. Date: Sunday, September 20 Time: 10 am-4…

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo, also known as fresh salsa, has grown in popularity over the past decade. And it’s no wonder — it is flavorful and low in calories. Although it’s best known as a dip for chips, pico de gallo can spice up a number of dishes, including baked chicken or fish, grilled steak, scrambled…

Fit for Your Neighborhood

In the vibrant, multi-ethnic neighborhoods of Flatbush, Brooklyn, more than one of four adults is obese, and more than half of all adults in those communities report doing no physical activity at all. As a result, the second-leading cause of death in Flatbush is heart disease. The Haitian-American Community Coalition (HCC), which champions the health…

Sharing a Mission, Caring for New York

By Joanne Kroeger, New York Daily News

The Beatles’ 1964 definitive performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The barrier-breaking, all-female FDNY Hong Kong Dragon Boat team. The once homeless Bronx teen invited by Michelle Obama to attend the State of the Union address. These are just a few of the stories which comprise “Your City: Then and Now,” a collaboration between the New York Daily News and EmblemHealth…

Family Health Checklist

Give Your Child a Healthy School Start With the back-to-school season in full swing, now is a good time for families to make sure children are in good physical health and ready to learn. Use the following family health checklist as a guide to give your child a healthy start this year: Complete Eye Exams…

Delivering Affordable Health Coverage

Karen Ignagni, who joined EmblemHealth as President and CEO on September 1, sat down with Crain’s New York Business to discuss her recent move to New York to take the helm of one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurance plans. Her strategy centers on sticking to EmblemHealth’s mission of providing affordable, quality health coverage….

Our Legacy Continues

For 30 years, Frank Branchini had a long and distinguished career at GHI and EmblemHealth as President and CEO. I am honored to take the wheel and continue EmblemHealth’s mission — to provide our members with access to quality, affordable health care. I’m also excited about the opportunity to tell the EmblemHealth story; how, as…

EmblemHealth Sponsors Farmers Markets Throughout NYC

EmblemHealth is doing its part to increase access to local, farm-fresh produce in low-income neighborhoods. We have once again collaborated with three non-profit organizations to sponsor farmers markets throughout the city this summer and fall. For the third year in a row, EmblemHealth is sponsoring the Marcy Plaza Farmers Market in conjuction with Bedford Stuyvesant…

AHA Recognizes EmblemHealth for Its Commitment to Employee Health and Wellness

For the fourth consecutive year, the American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized EmblemHealth as a Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Company. The title honors companies throughout the country committed to helping employees improve their overall health by improving eating and exercise habits. At the center of EmblemHealth’s health and wellness success is the myHealth PATH program. The…