We all know how heartburn feels: a painful burning in the center of the chest. If you get this feeling a lot, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a form of chronic heartburn that requires medical attention. While it has nothing to do with the heart, [...]

As of March 31st, enrollment for the new government health plans has ended. Starting April 1st and for the rest of the year, if you have a certain life event, like a new baby, marriage or a job loss, you may still qualify for a new government health plan during a ‘Special Enrollment Period’.  During this time, you can change your current health plan or buy a new healt [...]

Packing your kids a healthy lunch takes a little planning, but it’s worth every bite. When it’s time to fill the lunch box, pick something from each of the five food groups for a balanced meal. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Fruits - dried fruits, chopped fresh fruits or canned fruits, applesauce Vegetables - side dishes or leftovers from dinner, salads, bake [...]

While reading various online articles about fitness, I come across the term 'HIIT,' so I figured I would do some research and find out what is HIIT training and is it safe? HIIT stands for high intensity interval training, and not only is it safe when working within your limitations, but it’s an effective [...]

Chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans, and millions more are at high risk for developing this condition. Thankfully, what used to be a hopeless terminal illness is now very treatable. What is Chronic Kidney Disease? Our kidneys perform important functions, like filtering our blood by removing waste products and extra fluid through urine. They also regulate our body’ [...]

There are 19 million young adults across the country that lack basic health coverage. Are you one these 19 million people? If so, we’re here to help you understand what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act (or health care reform), by providing information and resources to help find the coverage you need. What is The Affordable Ca [...]

Living a healthy lifestyle involves many choices, including a healthy eating plan that focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free and low-fat dairy. While many people think it costs more to eat healthy, that’s not always the case. If you plan ahead, you can slash your grocery bill and still bri [...]

February is Heart Health Month and is a great time to start making some simple changes for a healthier heart. When you’re cooking (and snacking), try a few of these substitutions recommended by the American Heart Association. It’s easy t [...]

How Health Insurance Works

Posted on Feb 12th 2014 by Florida Blue

Health care is something all of us need at some point. No one likes getting sick or hurt. Having health insurance will pay for preventive services and a part of the cost when you’re sick or hurt — sometimes a big part.  Here is some information on how health insurance works! The Basics of Health Insurance [...]

Some days grabbing breakfast can be difficult, especially when you're in a rush to get out the door and head to the office. This cherry vanilla smoothie has great fruit  that supplies natural sweetness, beneficial fiber and phytonutrients.  Phytonutrients are plant foods that contain thousands of natural chemicals and when [...]