Remember that phrase "you are what you eat"? Sure, we all know it's important to eat healthful, nutritious foods for a healthy heart. But there's no reason heart healthy foods need to be bland to be nutritious – just to cut down on those unhealthy yet flavorful ingredients like salt. Here are some healthy ways to flavor foods, so you don't feel deprived. The [...]

A new study from Indiana University revealed that more than 930,000 young adults now are covered under their parents’ health insurance plans due to a provision of the [...]

Eating out in restaurants is a daily occurrence for many of us. The good news is that it’s easier than ever to find healthy options on restaurant menus—even in fast-food eateries! In fact, many restaurants remove the guesswork by promoting lighter, healthier meal alternatives with a special symbol or section of the menu. But what if you're faced with a menu without lighter, healthier options? Tha [...]

Healthbox Florida, the business accelerator that aims to help early-stage health care companies grow and mature, has chosen downtown Jacksonville as its business location. In April of this year, Florida Blue announced a strategic partnership in Healthbox Florida. [...]

Let Florida Blue help keep you informed and give you the facts about how changes in the health care reform law may affect you. Here are 5 ways you can get up-to-the-minute-information with our help. 1. Download our eBook [...]

Sun exposure is the biggest cause of skin cancer, but skin cancers can develop on skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. Environmental hazards, radiation treatment, and even heredity may play a role. Although anyone can get skin cancer, the risk is greatest for people who have: Fair sk [...]

For many of us, health care reform (HCR) is a confusing topic. We’re learning new terminology, only to have it changed on us (for example, “exchange” is now “marketplace”). And many times, we ask the government questions only to be told “we don’t know yet.” It can be a little unsettling as an insurer and as a consumer. Below you will find some insight into everything you wanted to know abo [...]

Are Your Kids Stressed Out?

Posted on Jun 27th 2013 by Florida Blue

We’ve all experienced stress at some time or another, and while different things cause stress in different people, we can all agree that being stressed is no fun. As adults, we’re equipped to manage and reduce the stress in our lives, but what about our kids? They can feel stress like we do, but they don’t always know how to deal with it. So, are your kids stressed out? Stress [...]

There are a lot of health and wellness websites that discuss the topic of sleep and how important it is. Good sleep habits are essential to overall health and performance. Here are 10 things you can do to improve your sleep habits, and catch the ZZZs you need. 1. Keep a regular sleep schedule, even on the weekends. 2. Develop a relaxing pre-sleep routine, like a warm shower or [...]

A key to heart healthy eating is choosing foods that are low in sodium. The current recommendation is to limit daily salt intake to 2,300 milligrams, or approximately a teaspoon of table salt. It’s probably not surprising to hear that most Americans consume more sodium than recommended. But what may surpris [...]