What is Depression? Depression goes beyond feeling a little down from time to time. Depression creeps into every part of your life. It can affect your thoughts, feelings, actions and physical health. Depression is not a weakness or result of laziness or personal failure. It is a medical condition. There are different types of depression: major depression, seasonal depression, psych [...]

When you're carving pumpkins this season, don't throw away the seeds, as they are a versatile and healthful snack! Here are some pumpkin seed flavoring ideas and a recipe to show you that it really is a fun snack for the season. For the most nutrients, you can eat them raw, or you can use different [...]

It might be the first time that the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became real for you was the day you received a letter from us that left you thinking your policy was canceled. Here’s the good news: unless you say otherwise, you [...]

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is all about spreading one simple, powerful message: Early breast cancer detection and prompt treatment saves lives The size of breast cancer and how far [...]

The simple answer is innovation … in the way we deliver and pay for care. But as The Blueprint for a Healthier Florida 2013, produced by the [...]

Earlier this month, Samsung beat Apple and others in introducing the first highly anticipated smartwatch, which tech analysts quickly trashed. One simply asked, how smart can a smartwatch be and will the smartwatch make you healthier? The critics were missing the point tha [...]

We are excited to announce the release of The Iron Man and Habit Heroes comic book in partnership with Marvel. The comic book features Habit Heroes characters uniting with the world-famous armored Avenger, Iron Man. In this comic adventure, villains u [...]

The average retail price for a pack of cigarettes in the United States is $5.29. If you do the math, a person who smokes a pack a day spends $1,930.85 each year to support the habit. But that’s just the cost of the cigarettes—there are many other hidden expenses related to cigarette smoking. Here are some examples as to what the real cost of smokin [...]

At Florida Blue, our mission is to help people and communities to achieve better health. One of the ways we do that is with our Florida Blue Centers. We opened our first Centers in 2007 (Jacksonville and Miami) as an innovative concept in health care and custom [...]

Obesity is a serious health concern for children and adolescents. According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years, and in 2011, 13% of U.S. high school students were identified as obese. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat as a result of more calories being consumed than what is being burned. Childhood obe [...]

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