Say Thanks

A recent article from TIME Magazine reported that being thankful can positively affect your health. It states that gratitude is good for your heart and helps prevent depression, stress and anxiety. Reporter Alexandra Sifferlin writes, “In an April study of 186 men and women with heart damage, researchers rated the people’s levels of gratitude and spiritual well-being. They found that…

Happy Thanksgiving

Today, we give thanks for family, friends and the everyday moments that become lifelong memories.

National Family Health History Day

As your family gathers this Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to start learning about your family’s health history. Since 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving as National Family Health History Day — a day to raise awareness and encourage families across the country to collect their family health history to predict risk for illness….

Grief

EmblemHealth’s Greg Johnson discusses the various  resources available to help you with the grief of losing someone you are caring for. This is the seventh video from the series, “You Are Not Alone.” To learn more about EmblemHealth’s Caregiving initiative, see a related article, “Silent Patients” and watch the previous episodes in the series,“You Are…

A Healthy Thanksgiving

Celebrate this Thanksgiving with healthy recipes! According to the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat during a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. To avoid overindulging, try to reduce the amount of calories and fat in your appetizers, deserts and main meals by substituting ingredients with healthier…

Maintaining the Spiritual

In this sixth video from the series, “You Are Not Alone,” EmblemHealth’s Greg Johnson expands on how spiritual guidance can help you walk with the care recipient — not into their lives.

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Breathe Easy

EmblemHealth celebrates this annual event that encourages smokers to quit! Take steps toward a healthier life by joining the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®. By quitting — even for one day — you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life — one that can…

Maintaining the Emotional

Watch the fifth video from the series, “You Are Not Alone,” and learn how professional support groups are available to help you maintain your emotional balance while caring for a loved one.

To learn more about EmblemHealth’s Caregiving initiative, see…

Do You Know Your Health Plan Better Than the Average New Yorker?

By Sally Poblete, Founder and CEO, Wellthie

Open enrollment is underway and more individuals and families are purchasing insurance than ever before. But enrolling in a health plan doesn’t necessarily translate to knowing how to use it. If you find your health insurance complicated and the terminology overwhelming you’re not alone: a recent study found…

Maintaining the Physical

In this fourth video from the series, “You Are Not Alone,” EmblemHealth’s Greg Johnson, details the many resources that can help make caring for yourself and others easier. To learn more about EmblemHealth’s Caregiving initiative, see a related article, “Silent Patients” and watch the previous episodes in the series,“You Are Not Alone.”

Sautéed Vegetable Medley

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. In combination with daily exercise, it can contribute to a very fulfilling, and long life. Now that the weather is cold, keep your energy up with vitamin-rich vegetables like parsnips, leeks and habanero peppers. Parsnips are rich in dietary fiber and potassium. Just one cup of this sweet,…

The Many Faces of Family Caregiving

A family caregiver can be anyone: male or female, and of any age or background. In this third video from the series, “You Are Not Alone,” EmblemHealth’s Gregory Johnson explains the many faces of caregiving. To learn more about EmblemHealth’s Caregiving initiative, see a related article, “Silent Patients” and watch the previous episodes in the…

Affordability, Benefits, Choice

By Richard Densing, Vice President, Government Programs & Individual Sales EmblemHealth

November 1, 2015, marks the third open enrollment season for New York and my second with EmblemHealth. I’m proud to continue EmblemHealth’s mission of providing access to quality, affordable health care to the people of New York…

Families of Origin, Families of Choice

We are all part of a family, whether it’s a family of origin (relatives) or a family of choice (friends, neighbors, social group). Watch the second video in the series, “You Are Not Alone” with EmblemHealth’s Gregory Johnson. He builds upon what a family of choice really means and how these special individuals can make…

Celebrating a Life’s Work with Family Caregiving

EmblemHealth congratulates Rev. Gregory L. Johnson, senior advisor for family caregiving: office of the CEO, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network’s (HCCN) annual Wholeness of Life Gala on November 5…

Thank You

EmblemHealth proudly celebrates the 1.4 million brave men and women in New York who have served our country. We honor the veterans from previous generations, welcome home those abroad and respect our future service men and women — thank you all for your tireless dedication to America.

You Are Not Alone: Introduction to the World of Family Caregiving

“You Are Not Alone” is a video series from Care for the Family Caregiver. This video series contains eight 10-minute conversations with EmblemHealth’s Gregory Johnson, Senior Advisor for Family Caregiving; Office of the CEO. This first video in the series explores what caregiving means and how the family caregiver, also known as the “silent patient,”…

The Silent Patients

By Gregory Johnson, Senior Advisor for Family Caregiving; Office of the CEO

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to honor and reflect on the often forgotten or silent patients: caregivers. Research shows that the burdens of being an unpaid family caregiver…