Recipe: Healthy Chicken Fajitas

National Fajita Day inspired us to share a healthy chicken fajita recipe perfect to celebrate with your friends and family. Ingredients  3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 2-inch strips 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon garlic powder ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper…

Tips To Help Get Your Mind Out Of Office

When you take time off of work, do you take a trip, explore your city or catch up on your personal to-do list? Everyone has their unique way of unwinding and enjoying their time off out of the office. Whichever way you spend your time, make sure your mind is out of office too. Here…

Focusing on Health as a Family

Living in New York often feels hectic, and finding time to take care of ourselves and our families can be hard. Fortunately, there are plenty of places throughout the city where you can spend time with your loved ones while focusing on your health. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Explore Central…

How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

Summertime is in full swing and whether you’re enjoying spending time outside around the city or traveling abroad, there’s so much to be grateful for! Yet, how often do you stop to think about gratitude? If it takes you a while to respond, you might want to consider some of the tips our Neighborhood Care…

5 Tips for a Healthy Work Commute

Whether you’re driving, biking or taking the subway, commuting can be stressful, especially if your journey is long. It can also affect your physical health—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are five tips to help you stay healthy and stress-free during your daily work commute. Just Breathe: When your commute gets stressful,…

13 Tips to Make Your Summer Healthier

We have seventy-one days until the end of the summer this year. That’s almost two more months of longer days in NYC! However you like to spend the summer, make sure your health is still a priority. Here are 13 tips to help you focus on your health and get the most out of the…

Spice Up Your Life—and Your Health!

If you’re not regularly reaching for your spice rack, you’re missing out on a simple way to make any meal better. Spices not only add depth and flavor to food, they’re rich in plant compounds that help boost health and prevent disease. Get to know these five tasty nutritional powerhouses, and your body (and taste buds)…

Recipe: Black Bean Summer Salad

National Eat Your Beans Day was celebrated the first week of July and we’d like to celebrate by sharing a delicious black bean summer salad recipe. It’s refreshing, tasty, easy to make, and more importantly filled with fiber, protein, and other nutrients. Adding beans to your diet may improve heart health, bone health, and relieve…

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….