Health & Wellness
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A Caregiver’s Checklist
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Nearly 50 million Americans will provide care to a chronically ill, aged or disabled family member in any given year, meaning we may all be family caregivers at some point.
Diabetes Education Week: Diabetes FAQ’s
EmblemHealth’s Neighborhood Care locations don’t just offer free exercise classes, we also provide members with educational health classes and workshops.
Ask of the Month: All About Tai Chi
During the past few months, we received some questions from our members about Tai Chi, an exercise class we offer at some of EmblemHealth’s Neighborhood Care locations . We brought your questions to the Tai Chi Master at our Chinatown location, Sunny Tsang, and he explained the purpose and benefits of this ancient practice.
Health Care is Personal. Our Medicare Products Should Be, Too.
By Julie Mascari, Vice President, Medicare
My grandmother was the heart and soul of our family, our very own monarch. A big family that lived on a single, dead-end street. Our queen faced breast cancer three times.
Expanding Population Health, One Borough at a Time
By: Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, EmblemHealth, and Navarra Rodriguez, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer, AdvantageCare Physicians There’s something different on Pennslyvania Avenue in East New York, and it’s hard to miss. New Yorkers emerging from the nearby subway stops, walking along the avenue, and driving down the street may notice a new building....
Karen Ignagni: Decoding the Health Care Debate
As all of us at EmblemHealth listen to candidates debate health care, we do it from the perspective of our work bringing working families, employers, and beneficiaries of public programs access to affordable health care every day. This mission is crucial for the many members we serve throughout the tristate area.  Over the next 15...
EmblemHealth’s 24-Hour Nurse Line
While you could spend hours researching health conditions online, the information that's right for you should come directly from a health care professional. Through EmblemHealth's 24-Hour Nurse Line, members can speak with an experienced, licensed nurse anytime.
Forget to Take Your Medicine? There’s Help!
By Jameson Reuter, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS Sometimes it’s hard to remember to take medicine or to remember to give it to someone you’re taking care of, like a child or older adult. But, not taking medicine can be dangerous. It can lead to medical emergencies, more trips to the doctor and conditions getting worse. Don’t...
A Doctor’s Guide to Choosing Allergy Medicine Wisely
Spring allergies? While you might be tempted to grab the closest antihistamine medicine to reduce your symptoms, before you do, make sure the medicine won’t do more harm than good. There are different types of antihistamines, and some are better than others depending on your age, health and other medications you take. Older formulas work,...
¿Qué hacer luego de detectar la artritis?
Cualquier tipo de tratamiento contra la artritis tiene que venir con las indicaciones hechas por un profesional en medicina, y mucho mejor si es especialista en el tema. Estos tratamientos varían según el tipo de artritis, por eso tiene que ser visto por un profesional.
¿Qué es la diabetes?
Todos tenemos en la sangre una sustancia que se llama glucosa (azúcar), y es la que nos da energía para realizar nuestra vida diaria. Esta glucosa la obtenemos de alimentos como: el pan blanco, chocolate, miel, zanahoria, maíz, arroz, tortillas, pasteles, pastas, fideos, remolacha, azúcar, mermelada, dulce de leche, entre otros.