Passport in hand and ready to go! Traveling overseas to visit lands I have only seen through the tube. These are the thoughts that stream through my mind as I am in the waiting room of my doctor’s office just a week prior to my trip to Dominican Republic As a healthy young adult, the only tablet that goes with me everywhere, literally, is my Trader Joe’s Women’s Once Daily Multivitamins [...]

Visit a Florida Blue Center

Posted on Jul 11th 2016 by Florida Blue

Visit a Florida Blue Center At a Florida Blue Center, you can sign up for a class (like yoga!) or seminar and ask questions about your health coverage in one stop. At some of our centers, you can also talk to a nurse and get screenings, such as blood pressure checks. Visit http://www.floridablue.com/find-a-loc [...]

Need a new doctor? We can help you 24/7 Did you know you can find a full list of doctors in your network around-the-clock? Just visit bluemedicarefl.com. Follow these steps to search for doctors in your network: Go online to: bluemedicarefl.com. 1.Click Resources and Event [...]

Is Your Health on Track?

Posted on Jul 11th 2016 by Florida Blue

Before you plan your summer activities, make sure you have seen your doctor for your annual wellness visit. Your annual wellness visit is different from other doctor appointments you have throughout the year. Whether you feel fine or see your doctor regularly, your annual wellness visit is important to keep you healthy from head to toe. If you have [...]

How Much is Too Much?

Posted on Jul 11th 2016 by Florida Blue

You’ve probably heard that a glass of red wine now and then can actually be good for you. In fact, studies have shown that antioxidants found in red wine can be healthy for your heart. But this silver lining could be attached to a pretty dark cloud. Alcoholism affects 1 in 10 Americans over 60. Although men are more likely to be affected by alcoholism overall, women are more likely to b [...]

More than 11 million adults over age 65 have diabetes, and some of them may not even know it. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body attacks cells that produce insulin, a hormone that helps regulate your blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes typically develops when people are younger, during childhood and adolescence, and cannot be prevented. Type 2 diabetes, on th [...]

Frugal Fun in Florida

Posted on Jul 11th 2016 by Florida Blue

Looking for a few good adventures? Summer is the perfect time to explore all the Sunshine State has to offer, whether you want to spend a week lounging on the beach or a day exploring an art museum. Here are a few off-the-beaten-path ideas for you to consider as you plan your summer travels. And the good news? None of these activities will break the bank. Seafood lovers: Located west of [...]

Fitness (and Fun) in the Sun

Posted on Jul 11th 2016 by Florida Blue

Walking, jogging, playing tennis or even gardening…the options for staying fit outside under sunny Florida skies are too many to count. But during the sizzling summer months, when temperatures soar into the 90s, it’s important to take a few precautions to avoid heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses. Play it safe this summer. Follow these simple tips for staying active and safe in [...]

Dave Andreychuk is a former NHL professional ice hockey player. He played for various teams like the Buffalo Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning, to name a few. He is one of the highest scoring left-wingers in NHL history, and is the league's all-time leader in power-play goals with 274. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Andreychuk, who is now vice president of corporate [...]

We Are Orlando

Posted on Jun 30th 2016 by Beth Hinojosa

On June 12, an armed man killed 49 people and wounded at least 50 others at a downtown nightclub in Orlando. As part of the Orlando community, we mourn the loss of these innocent people, many of them members of the LGBT and Hispanic communities. Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence and to their families and loved ones.  Free Grief C [...]

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