How EmblemHealth Adds Extra Value to Your Medicare Plan

Take Advantage of Your Plan Benefits Stay Healthy and Live Better As a member, you have access to our PATH health management programs to help you manage a chronic condition such as asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery disease (CAD) or heart failure. These programs are confidential, voluntary and free. To learn…

Need to Visit a Specialist?

Know Where to Begin If you need to see a specialist, contact your primary care physician (PCP). You may need a referral to receive coverage for medical services. Primary care physicians (PCP) refer patients to specialists they know and trust. In most cases, your primary care physician (PCP) may refer you to another doctor in…

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,…

How Running Can Improve Your Health

Global Running Day is Wednesday, June 7 It’s a love-hate relationship with many, but after just a few weeks of consistent running, you’ll feel happier, stronger and more energetic. Sometimes, getting up and out the door is the toughest hurdle, but there are numerous ways to begin; mostly it depends on your current fitness level, age, gender and history of…

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…

You Have the Power

Take Care of Your Mental Health Today! Caring for your mental health is just as important as caring for your physical health. Follow these four easy steps to learn about the tools that you can use to build a healthy and happy lifestyle! Identify Are you feeling extra worried, afraid, sad or hopeless? Have you…

How EmblemHealth Employees Give Back

Volunteering not only helps others, but can be good for your own health and well-being, as well. In honor of National Volunteer Week, EmblemHealth asked employees how they give back to their community through volunteer work. Here are some of their stories.   Deirdre Garrett-Scott, Senior Vendor Specialist On January 16, 2017, Martin Luther King’s holiday, my…

Emergency Room vs Urgent Care: What Are Your Options?

Your primary care physician has full knowledge of your total health and is your best option for personalized care.  It’s important to know where to get the best treatment for your health when your primary care physician is not available. 24-Hour Nurse Line:  EmblemHealth members can speak with an experienced, licensed nurse anytime to access support…

Keep Your Health in Check at Work

National Public Health Week April 3 – 9 If you have a job that keeps you active all day, staying safe is pertinent to your overall health. On average, workers spend a quarter of their lifetime, and up to half of their waking lives, at work or commuting. Despite improvements in occupational safety and health…

Infographic: Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month and it’s an opportunity to get involved with the autism community. Read and share this infographic to encourage friends and family to join the movement towards acceptance and appreciation.

Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Talk to your doctor about getting screened today. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It includes cancers found in the large intestine (colon) and rectum (the lower part of the large bowel). Colon cancer often starts as a small polyp, a growth of extra tissue. Some polyps…

mind-body connection

The Mind-Body Connection

By Jennifer Licari, Senior Healthcare Solution Specialist, EmblemHealth

The idea of the mind-body connection is constantly in our lives. It’s on TV, social media sites, and even in everyday conversations. However, seeing it and understanding it are not one in the same. If we can understand where the theory comes from and what it’s based on, we can use mind-body to improve our daily lives. Here are the basics: