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Looking for that perfect dish to make your Thanksgiving a little more festive? Try this recipe for sweet potatoes with cranberries from one of our Florida Blue nutritionists. Ingredients List [...]

Avoid Fall Risks This Fall

Posted on Sep 30th 2016 by Florida Blue

Everyone falls now and then. But did you know that among older adults one out of every five falls can lead to a severe injury, like a broken bone or head injury? And when you fall once, you are much more likely to fall again, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your environment can trip you up. Things that have n [...]

Helping Women Stay Healthy

Posted on Sep 30th 2016 by Florida Blue

You eat right. You stay active. You get enough sleep. Your health is on track, right? Still, it’s good to be on the lookout for some common health conditions that can affect women. Read on, and call your doctor if you have concerns. Heart Disease You may thin [...]

Beating the Retirement Blues

Posted on Sep 30th 2016 by Florida Blue

You’ve worked hard your whole life. When times got tough, you daydreamed about retirement. “That’s when I’ll kick back and relax,” you told yourself. The transition to retirement is smooth sailing for some. But many people become anxious, depressed or lonely during retirement. Here are some tips to avoid the retirement blues: • Set a schedule. For some, too much flexibility is u [...]

If you take prescription medication, make sure you follow your doctor’s instructions exactly. Your medications won’t work effectively if you don’t take them as prescribed.   If you don’t like the way your medication makes you feel, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. They might be able to offer you different options. [...]

Did you know you can find a full list of doctors in your network around the clock? Just visit Follow these steps to search for doctors in your network: Go online to: 1. Click Resources and Tools, and then Find a Doctor. 2. Select I Agree, then your plan name 3. Fill in your search terms and view your results. [...]

Fall Into Good Health

Posted on Sep 30th 2016 by Florida Blue

Goodbye, 100-degree weather! Fall is a perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures, and with football and holidays it’s a great season for getting together with friends, too. Fall also means the start of cold and flu season. Here are some tips to help you feel your best this fall. • Get a flu shot. The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get a flu vaccine each [...]

"I have pulmonary fibrosis.” I was sitting in my living room when my mother uttered those words to me from hundreds of miles away. I didn’t know what it was, but I knew it didn’t sound good. I don’t recall exactly what she said after that because I was overwhelmed by a desire to learn everything I could about the disease in that moment. I grabbed a nearby laptop and immediately [...]

It’s that time of year again, and open enrollment is right around the corner. We’re ready to help you find a health plan that fits your lifestyle and your budget.  If you buy your own health insurance, now’s a good time to think about your coverage for 2017. Open enrollment for 2017 plans starts on October 1, 2016, for Florida Blue plans without financial assistance. Or if you are [...]

FREE for Moms-To-Be

Posted on Sep 15th 2016 by Florida Blue

Healthy Addition® is a Prenatal program staffed with a team of professionals dedicated to the good health of all mothers and their babies. Eligible members who are part of the of Healthy Addition program will have extra support during pregnancy, such as: Pregnancy risk screening and monitoring Help understanding your health care benefits Tips for a healthy lif [...]



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