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Did you know that Florida is home to the third largest barrier reef system in the World? That’s right, right off our shores from Martin County to south of Key West lies the Florida Reef Tract. A spectacular ecosystem akin to a rainforest; that provides food and shelter to thousands of marine species –not to mention protects South Florida from damaging impacts of hurricanes. Reefs are an [...]

Last year’s flu season was one of the longest in the 40 years the government has been keeping track of the data. The season before was the deadliest, with about 80,000 people dying. And still, fewer than hal [...]

Maybe you’ve skipped your mammogram once or twice. There are good reasons not to. Regular mammograms have reduced breast cancer deaths by 40 percent since screening began in the mid-1980s, according to the American College of Radiology.  Mammograms arm you against breast cancer [...]

Keep Your RA at Bay

Posted on Oct 15th 2019 by Florida Blue

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, swollen joints can make it hard to do normal things, like opening a jar or using a pair of scissors. Most RA sufferers would describe relief as going days in a row without pain and stiffness. If left unchecked, RA can lead to more pain and joint deformity. Is there a way to lower the chances the disease will make it hard to do everyday things that make [...]

Most bites from a mosquito will sting, leave a red bump, be itchy for a few days and then be forgotten. But that rare mosquito can be infected with West Nile virus and pass it on to you. The majority of people with the virus don’t feel sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control. About 20 percent have minor issues, including a [...]

Archangels Offers Support

Posted on Oct 13th 2019 by Florida Blue

At some point in our lives, almost all of us will be a caregiver to someone we love. Caregiving—to an aging family member or a loved one with a disability—is one of the hardest and most rewarding things most of us will ever do. At times, this job can be tough and lonely. Often, even those close to us won’t know what we’re going through. And it can be a challenge to open up and talk abou [...]

Consider this when deciding whether to get your vaccinations: They aren’t just about you staying healthy. They’re also about protecting the people around you. And for most Florida Blue members, there’s no additional cost when you see an in-network provider. In fact, you may even receive a reward for getting some vaccinations, like a flu shot. To make it easier to keep your famil [...]

For Florida Blue members who buy individual or family plans on their own. Having the right health plan is important for you and your family. It helps you stay healthy and protects you when something unexpected happens. If you haven’t received your renewal package for 2020, you will soon. When you do, take the time to review your plan and premium and see if they match yo [...]

For Florida Blue members who buy individual or family plans on their own.   Living a healthy life is a reward itself. It lets you and your family be more active and live life to the fullest. But, wait. There’s more. Join the Better You Rewards program, where you can earn up to $100 toward your premium just by completing four courses in an online we [...]

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