Start your fall with our latest member newsletter. From  healthy holiday treats to exploring events near you, we have some great tips on taking good care of your health. See below for news and tips you can use in your pursuit of health. [...]

I love watching baseball and football games on TV or checking out awesome replays on YouTube videos. And whether they are winning or losing, I’m a fan of the Tampa Bay Rays. If you ever watch team sports, you know that it is not one individual player’s performance that is responsible for the success of the team…it’s the whole team. The same is true of our health management, especial [...]

There are lots of reasons to get your health statements online: itʼs convenient, searchable and available 24/7. Your health statement is a monthly summary of medical and prescription claims that have been processed under your health insurance if youʼve incurred any claims. Each statement includes valuable information: Your year-to-date health plan spending and savings The de [...]

When you need an escape from the holiday hustle and bustle, you don’t have to travel far. So as the season approaches, plan early and consider these top Florida cities and events. Miami: No winter chill here. But there’s a lot of winter stuff to see and do. Like an Enchanted Forest. Features a holiday theme park a [...]

Studies show that people who communicate with their doctors and understand health care-related instructions make fewer mistakes when they take their medicine or prepare for a medical procedure. How to get well sooner or be able to better manage a chronic health condition? Here are 3 questions to ask during each doctor visit: 1. What is my main problem? 2. Wha [...]

Flu viruses are constantly changing. And flu season is right around the corner––and can last as long as six months or more. Here’s what you can do to help avoid the flu: 1. Get the flu vaccine early––it lasts throughout the flu season. 2. Take everyday preventive steps like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. [...]

What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. A living will tells which treatments you want if you’re dying or permanently unconscious. You can accept or refuse medical care. You might want to include instructions [...]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which for a lot of people is more important than the World Series or Halloween. In 2014, 2.8 million women were living with a past or current breast cancer diagnosis. So it’s a serious health issue worth your attention. Find out if you’re at risk for breast cancer. Risk factors you can’t control • Age: The risk rises [...]

Hypertension—the medical term for high blood pressure—affects one third of all adults in the U.S. You could be one of them. Fortunately, high blood pressure is very treatable, and there are lots of easy ways to control it. The bad news? Only about half of the people who have hypertension are controlling it. You c [...]

6 Diabetes Myths and Truths

Posted on Sep 8th 2015 by Florida Blue

There are lots of myths that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts about diabetes––especially that it’s a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture full of diabetes stereotypes and stigma. With help from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), here are 6 diabetes myths and truths: 1. Myth: Diabetes is not that serious of a disea [...]