June is Men’s Health Month. If you or a man in your life hasn’t had his wellness exam, now is the perfect time to get it scheduled. Even if you feel great, it’s important to get your annual checkup and find out how you’re doing on these health measurements from WebMD and [...]

On June 12, 2016, the City of Orlando experienced the unthinkable when an armed man stormed into a downtown nightclub killing 49 people and wounding at least 50 others. One year later, we continue to mourn their loss and our thoughts still go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence and their families and loved ones.  The City of Orlando and Orange County, in collaborat [...]

Google “men’s health” and you’ll likely find ways to get those six-pack abs you’ve always wanted. But there’s more to good health than having a ripped core and bulging biceps. June is national Men’s Health Month, so we’ve put together a list of some of the most common men’s health issues … and what you can do to prevent or manage them. [...]

Today marks the start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season (June 1 — Nov. 30), so make sure you’re prepared. [...]

Better Health Starts Here

Posted on May 19th 2017 by Florida Blue

Where We’ve Come From A decade ago, we had the vision for a brick-and-mortar place people could come and ask questions about their insurance. We built our first retail center in 2006 and quickly realized that people in our communities wanted more—so we added a staff of nurses who could answer questions about things like blood pressure and diabetes. Since that fi [...]

Your daughter is about to drive across the country to attend college in another state. Do you watch her pack and wish her good luck? Or do you take her to get her car checked out before she leaves, just to make sure the engine runs properly and the tires have enough tread? You notice an expired safety notice posted in the elevator. Do you take the stairs, or think, “This is probably fin [...]

Get Prepped for Tax Prep

Posted on Apr 21st 2017 by Florida Blue

April showers bring May flowers...and tax deadlines. While filing your taxes probably isn’t your favorite springtime activity, it doesn’t have to be a total bust. Florida Blue doesn’t give tax advice, but we can give you a few tips for reducing your stress when you’ve got a big task ahead. Reduce Stress by Being Prepared Whether you’re filing your own t [...]

Walk to Unplug

Posted on Apr 14th 2017 by Florida Blue

These days it’s common to spend a good portion of each day in front of a screen. We go from our computer screens at work to TV screens at home to phone and tablet screens in between. Our minds are constantly engaged, and we don’t realize how important it is to disconnect from time to time. One great way to unplu [...]

Have you been to the doctor yet this year? Now is a good time to schedule your checkup to check in on your health. These are important, especially if you have a chronic condition like diabetes. Besides spending one-on-one time with your doctor, it’s also a good time for your doctor to do special tests to make sure your diabetes is under control and not causing other problems. Your docto [...]

Healthy Eating on the Go

Posted on Apr 2nd 2017 by Florida Blue

March was National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme was “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” It’s a reminder that each bite counts—and you hold the tool in your hands to make healthy choices happen. When your life is busy, it’s often easier to grab food on the go. Sometimes, though, we sacrifice convenience for nutrition. The good news is that you can get the nutrients your body needs even when [...]

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