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Stay Safe in the Summer Sun

Posted on Jun 12th 2019 by Florida Blue

It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy! A cool splash in the pool, boogie boarding at the beach and sun bathing are great for enjoying the weather. However, they also put you at risk for getting a sun burn. Before you go outdoors, be sure to protect your skin from head to toe. Too much sun exposure can lead to skin damage and even melanoma. Here’s what you can do to protect your [...]

We’re seeing a resurgence of two serious diseases in the U.S.: hepatitis A and measles. It’s important to be sure you and your family have been vaccinated for these so that you are protected against these diseases. The two blog posts below will update you on the news, getting your shots and recognizing symptoms. [...]

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. Here's how to make sure you’re prepared Be sure to review personal evacuation and emergency plans with your family. As part of yo [...]

Did you know your mouth is full of bacteria? It’s true. No matter how well you brush, floss and rinse, more than 700 kinds of bacteria can be present. Some of the bacteria in your mouth are good. But too much of the bad bacteria can cause problems ranging from bad breath and cavities to issues in other parts of your body.  Mouth and Body Health: A Close Connection [...]

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Stacy had a year of big changes. She’d built a house of her own in her favorite neighborhood. She’d taken up hiking to get her health on track. She started taking those art classes she’d been thinking about. She was getting more serious with her boyfriend and expected to be engaged soon. On a roll and feeling great, Stacy decided to make another big change.  She decided to quit her [...]

Parents make decisions every day that they hope will keep their kids happy and healthy. What they eat. If they play an instrument or sport. Whether they need braces. Your child’s doctor can offer advice on a lot of important topics. One of the most vital is getting their vaccinations on time. Without vaccines, they’re not fully protected from certain serious illnesses. As a doct [...]

Sometimes disease control can feel like whack-a-mole. Health officials declared measles eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. But this year a national measles outbreak infected more than 900 people in the U.S. by early June. It’s the most cases reported since 2000.  At the same time, an outbreak of Hepatitis A sickened more than 1,300 people in Florida and caused several deaths [...]

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