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Why Your BMI Matters

Posted on Sep 29th 2019 by Florida Blue

Most people can step on the bathroom scale and quickly decide if they’re happy with their weight. But there’s actually a better way to gauge if your weight is within a healthy range: body mass index (BMI). This is a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight. You and your doctor can determine if you need to lose or gain weight based on your height. Being overweight can lea [...]

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, is pleased to announce it has received a top honor from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a recipient of the NACD NXTTM award, wh [...]

A little planning can make a big difference to help you save money at the pharmacy. And two key people who can help you along that journey are your doctor and your pharmacist. For maintenance drugs, check with your doctor to see if you can use a generic for common health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure. If so, you can get a three-month supply for $0 when you [...]

Older adults are the fastest-growing group of Americans to be victimized by identity fraud or internet schemes. In fact, one out of every 10 Americans who are 65 and older and living at home will be a victim of scam abuse, according to the United States Senate Committee on Aging. We all love a discount or a free product, but sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re getting a deal or being [...]

Maybe you’ve thought about getting a hearing aid, but you aren’t sure how it will look or if it will really help you. If you have trouble hearing, a hearing aid can significantly improve your quality of life. It can: Improve communication Help you stay more alert Reduce background noise Help you regain independence Help you feel more includ [...]

Let’s get this out of the way first: If you’re having serious issues, such as severe chest pains, changes in mental status or sudden numbness or weakness, call 911 or get to the emergency room as quickly as possible. Any delay could be life-threatening. But for less-serious medical issues, you have options for when your primary care doctor isn’t available. Options that may save you time [...]

Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you were there? Or lost your car in a parking lot? Aging takes its toll on every part of the body, our brains included. As we age, some of our brain cells die and the volume of our brains actually shrinks a bit. These changes contribute to thinking and memory errors. At first, it may seem funny. And later, maybe a little scary. [...]

Public Health Alert: As of August 3, 2,671 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported in Florida in 2019. The counties with the most cases are: Brevard, Citrus, Glades, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Liberty, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas, Sumter, Taylor and Volusia. [...]

Finally, the storm that became powerful Hurricane Dorian is not a threat to the United States. Hopefully, you’ve been able to get back to a normal routine. Our mission during Dorian’s painfully slow two-week path was to help you and your loved ones be prepared to get necessary care and medications before, during and after the storm. Our hope is that you made it through the storm with as [...]

Things are moving fast, and we know you are too.  With family obligations, work commitments and community events, time is precious. We value you and your time and we know you want to make the most of the time you have, so our team wants to meet you when and where you are. We’re neighbors. Florida is our home, too. And as neighbors, we take care of each other. That’s why we’re passi [...]

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