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HRM Foundation Provides Lifeline to Impoverished Children

May 7, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter The HRM Children’s Foundation was incorporated in 2009 with the intent of assisting poor and underprivileged children in the Philippines. The Foundation helps house, clothe and feed dozens of needy children while arranging for their schooling. These efforts have already borne fruit with numerous young people finding a…

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4 Tips for Healthy Eating

May 2, 2012By Dr. William A. Gillespie, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, EmblemHealth 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….

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Empire Puts the Patient in the Center of the Health Care System

March 12, 2012By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager for Labor, Government and Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShield Starting this summer, Empire BlueCross BlueShield will begin to implement a new patient centered primary care strategy which will offer primary-care doctors increased reimbursements – estimated at 10% — with the likelihood of additional payments…

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Cost Savings in Health Care

March 1 2012By Bendix Anderson The following is based on remarks by Joseph Stamm, President and CEO of NYCHSRO/ MedReview, Inc., at “Cost Savings in Health Care,” an event held September 22, 2011 in New York City organized by LaborPress and NYCHSRO/MedReview, Inc. Many companies that now offer health care as a benefit to workers…

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Myths vs. Realities About Healthy Eating

January 26, 2012 By, Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager for Labor, Government and Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShield Myth: Desserts are forbiddenReality: Correction – desserts are allowed! Try healthful choices like fruit salads, low-fat yogurt with fruit, sorbets, frozen fruit juice bars, angel food cake or frozen yogurt. Myth: If you work out,…

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Coping with Painful Changes

January 16, 2012 By Dr. Howard M. RombomA diligent worker copes with her forced retirement. After 15 years of hard work as a housekeeping employee, excruciating pain began to spread through Maria R.’s arms, hands and shoulders. The pain became intense that she was unable to continue her work at a large hotel in New…

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Healthcare Construction Remains Strong Despite Weak Economy

December 19, 2011By Neal TepelNew York’s healthcare sector continues to invest heavily to improve and expand its facilities, even in the aftermath of the 2008 recession, according to a New York Building Congress analysis of data from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge. Between 2005 and November of this…

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Thinking About Becoming More Physically Active?

December 13, 2011 By Tom Canty Vice President and General Manager, Labor, Government and Special Accounts, Empire BlueCross BlueShieldGood for you! Just by thinking about it, you’re one step closer to becoming healthier and more energetic. If you’re procrastinating about when the magic moment to start actually is, ask yourself this question: Isn’t the best…

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Don’t Look Now…. But You Just May Be Exercising!

November 21, 2011By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager for Labor, Government and Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShieldThat’s right. You may be exercising and not even realize it. Carrying grocery bags, gardening, scrubbing the bathtub or washing and waxing a car are all forms of moderate exercise that can cause you to burn…

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