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Men's Health

Posted on Jun 29th 2018 by Florida Blue

Take charge of your health and be a role model by making your health a priority. Here are simple tips to be your best self.   GET A YEARLY CHECKUP: Having a yearly wellness checkup can help you keep track of important numbers like blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol. That way, if any of your numbers are above normal, you can work with your doctor to make healthy life [...]

Women's Health

Posted on Jun 29th 2018 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 think of men when you hear “heart disease,” but this condition is the leading killer of women over 25. The g [...]

I guess you can call it a lifelong “love of learning,” though I am sure some might characterize it a little differently. I am fortunate enough to have finished 23 years of formal education with all the accompanying joys, scars, all-nighters and degrees to prove it. I’m careful to call it formal education because I really haven’t stopped learning, studying, mentoring or teaching. And the [...]

It’s no secret that Florida is known for its sunshine, warm temperatures and outdoor living. But when the sun becomes too much, sometimes you have to head indoors. As you age, it gets harder for your body to produce sweat and can cause you to overheat. Whether you’re looking for places to go with friends or fun ways to entertain visiting grandchildren, look no further. Museums a [...]

Thinking about spending time outdoors or enjoying time in the summer sun? With the warmer months come many outdoor activities. If you’re going to be outdoors this summer, it’s important to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to stay safe this summer. Know the difference between UVA & UVB rays: There are two types of ra [...]

The ABCDEs of Melanoma

Posted on Jun 7th 2018 by Florida Blue

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 90,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma this year and 1 in 10 will die from it. The following increase the risk for melanoma: bad sunburns at a young age, tanning outdoors or indoors, a weakened immune system from an autoimmune disorder or organ transplant and a family history of mel [...]

Have a partner who won’t stop snoring? Maybe your doctor has suggested participating in a sleep study. Before you get certain types of care, we ask your doctor to consult with our medical team to discuss and agree on the course of treatment. This helps be sure you’re getting the right care and to know that your procedure will be covered. The kinds of treatments we want to work with your [...]

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