Holiday Stress Management Mantras

Holiday cards and songs convey seasonal bliss, but not everyone looks forward to the inevitable stresses of this time of year. Manage holiday stress with the ideas below. Go at it alone: No, we don’t mean spend the holiday alone. If you’re with family for a long period of time, you may need “me time.”…

Self-Care for the Family Caregiver: Holiday Edition

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year …” “’Tis the season to be jolly …” “May your days be merry and bright …” This time of year, we’re surrounded with messages that we should be happy, joyful, and excited. But if you spend long days caring for an aging or ill family member, it…

Natural Ways to Cope with Stress

Stress has been linked to a number of adverse health effects, including heart disease, hyptertension, diabetes, depression, headaches and more. The good news is people can learn to manage stress and lead happier lives. Here are six ways to relieve stress.

A Quick Guide to Your First Mammogram

So, you have your first mammography appointment coming up and you don’t know what to expect. Should you take the day off of work? What should you wear? Do you have any questions for your doctor? Do you really need to get checked? Your first mammography can be an overwhelming experience – for both men…

Natural Ways to Fight Fall Allergies

With the leaves changing color in New York City now, we can officially say it’s fall. For some, it’s the most beautiful time of the year to take a stroll at the park, while others are combating with irritating fall allergies. The good news is there are several natural remedies to help. Here are a…

Karen Ignagni: Health Care for All of Us

Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, EmblemHealth This fall, as New Yorkers ride the subway to work, tune in to their favorite news program, stop by their local bodega, or log on to Facebook, they will see EmblemHealth’s messaging around our values and belief that all New Yorkers deserve health coverage, and how we are helping…

6 Tips for Developing Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

It’s not always easy to get kids to eat healthy. However, by teaching them healthy eating habits, and following these habits yourself, you can help your child maintain a healthy weight and live a healthy lifestyle. It simply takes a little effort, practice, and dedication. Start your child’s path to eating better with these six…

6 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Stress

Do you remember the first time you experienced stress? You may have been a teen or even a child – everyone experiences stress at some point. For some, it can help them develop the skills they need to deal with possible threatening situations throughout life. For others, it is a hindrance that does not allow…

How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Suicidal Behavior

On World Suicide Prevention Day, we would like to bring awareness to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest statistics. Suicide rates have sharply increased in the last couple of years and rates in half of the states have increased more than 30%. According to the CDC, there has been an increase across age,…

Is Technology Hurting Your Eyes?

Technology has become an essential part of people’s lives over the years. Adults and children have both come to quickly lean on technology to help them find answers to everyday questions. This raises the question, is technology hurting your eyes? We asked for AdvantageCare Physicians’ ophthalmologist Dr. Amita Vadada’s expert opinion regarding this topic. Dr….

Learn About DSAEK For National Eye Exam Month

Learn About DSAEK For National Eye Exam Month

Restoring sight was once called a miracle, but for ophthalmologist Dr. Amita Vadada it’s become a weekly occurrence. Working from the AdvantageCare Physicians’ Flatiron District Medical Office, Dr. Vadada routinely performs a procedure known as Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) to help restore sight for patients. Developed over the past decade, a DSAEK transplant…

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…