Health and Safety

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Launches in Harlem and Queens
Health and Safety

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Launches in Harlem and Queens

February 12, 2013 By Stephanie West Benefit Experts and Health Guidance in One Convenient Location NEW YORK, NY — EmblemHealth, the largest New York-based health insurer, announced EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, a new initiative that will integrate the company’s resources with those of the community in an unprecedented way to achieve better health.

Norovirus is a Big No-No
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Norovirus is a Big No-No

February 6, 2013 Dr. Scott Breidbart, Chief Medical Officer, Empire BlueCross BlueShield   By now you may have heard that there is a new virus around causing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.  It is called the Norovirus Sydney strain.  It is, as you might imagine, seriously unpleasant, and for otherwise ill people, it can be dangerous.

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Last CPHS Meeting for Judy Wessler February 19th

January 30, 2013 This membership meeting will be the last for Judy Wessler as the Director of CPHS – so come and say good-bye.  It will also be the first meeting for Anthony Feliciano who will become the new Director of CPHS on Tuesday, February 19th – so come and be introduced or re-introduced as…

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Flooded Communities Now Fear Being Left High & Dry

January 29, 2013 Marc Bussanich and Joe Maniscalco  Environmental activists, union members and immigrant workers recently discussed at 32BJ SEIU’s offices the need for community and labor organizations to closely follow the money when the Senate authorizes billions for post-Sandy aid and to engage politicians and policy makers to shape the rebuilding process. (Watch video)

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‘Moldy Mayor’ Urged to Step-Up Post-Sandy Remediation

January 28, 2013 

By Joe Maniscalco and Marc Bussanich Despite the valiant efforts of Occupy Sandy volunteers and others who helped residents throughout New York City clean out storm-ravaged homes following Hurricane Sandy, a new coalition of labor, community and clergy is demanding that Mayor Michael Bloomberg seek out FEMA funds to have the job…

Weight Management By EmblemHealth
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Weight Management By EmblemHealth

January 28, 2013 Dr. William A. Gillespie In keeping with EmblemHealth’s longstanding commitment to the health and well-being of New York’s working men and women, I have written Health and Wellness Tips, an article series dedicated to helping you stay healthy, get well and live better. We hope you’ll find the health information in these…

Governor Cuomo: Coming Up Short In the Eyes of Many Worker Advocates
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Governor Cuomo: Coming Up Short In the Eyes of Many Worker Advocates

January 24, 2013 Joe Maniscalco "I was hoping that the governor would allocate monies to reverse deep cuts to SUNY Downstate, which is already in financial distress," said United University Professions SUNY Chapter President Rowena Blackman-Stroud.  Labor groups counting on Governor Andrew Cuomo to help infuse SUNY Downstate Medical Center with some much needed cash…

Enforcing The Law
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Enforcing The Law

January 23, 2013 By Ed Koch The National Rifle Association which announced it had enrolled 100,000 new members in one week after the national tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut, is apparently so strong in Congress that, according to The New York Times of January 11, "The White House has calculated that a ban…

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