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Tampa is now home to a new multicultural health care facility for Florida Blue members with the opening of CliniSanitas Medical Center on Dec. 1. The new CliniSanitas Medical Center is tailored to provide culturally relevant health care focused on patient convenience and personalized care. The medical center, located at 3617 W. Hillsborough Ave. between N. Dale Mabry Highway and N. Himes Avenue [...]

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, most of us feel more than a little stressed this time of year.  Here’s the good news — there’s a stress-relieving tool right in your pocket. Free smartphone apps are available that can help you relieve stress, manage anxiety and improve your mood. Look for these apps on the Apple App store or in the Google Play stor [...]

You see your doctor for your annual wellness visit and you leave with a prescription for medicine to treat high blood pressure. But the medicine is more than you can afford. What do you do? Have you ever skipped a prescription refill to save money, or forgotten to take a dose of your medicine? You should always follow yo [...]

‘Tis the season to be jolly. But as you gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year, keep these guidelines in mind if you plan to drink alcohol.   Healthy adults over 65 should stick to these limits on alcohol use: Per day: No more than 2 alcoholic drinks for men, 1 drink for women Per week: No mo [...]

A slice of sweetness  This chocolatey holiday treat has a nutrient-packed secret — squash. Serve this up at your holiday party. At 24 cents a slice, it’s a budget-friendly option for any gathering. Chocolate squash cake [...]

Healthy for the Holidays

Posted on Nov 29th 2016 by Florida Blue

What stands between you and good health at the holidays? Just an army of gingerbread men, a sea of eggnog and a whole lot of fruit cakes. Of course, staying healthy at the holidays means more than just going easy on the treats. Here are some health obstacles you might face at the holidays and what you can do about them. Chilly weather: [...]

Tips to help you make it a healthy new year Don’t wait for the New Year’s Eve ball to drop to think about ways you can take control of your health. We have put together a helpful list to make it easy for you to take the first steps toward making 2017 a healthy year. Schedule your annual wellness visit Start 2017 with a one-on-one convers [...]

Florida Blue, a leading health solutions company, earned the top ranking among health insurers across the country in a new survey released by consumer insurance company website Insure.com. According to the site, survey respondents gave a 1-5 rating based on a number of relevant categories. Florida Blue earned the no. 1 spot in the nation with an overall score of 93.1, which included the [...]

Innovative programs such as using Uber to transport people to follow-up doctor appointments and programs that help consumers take control of their health have earned 10 Florida community-based health nonprofits a share of $2.5 million in funding from the Florida Blue Foundation. The grants will enable the nonprofits to deliver creative and effective ways to improve health care for underserved, [...]

Now that it’s fall in Florida, it’s cool outside, and all you sports lovers out there are getting together with friends and family and heading to the stadium to cheer on your favorite sports teams. All that rooting for your team can work up an appetite! Hot dogs, nachos and burgers are often part of the stadium experienc [...]

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