Are You a Primary Caregiver for a Loved One? Caring for someone can take a toll on your health. No matter how much you have to do or how much help your loved one needs, it’s important to take care of yourself first. Manage your stress: If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, think about the reason and take a break from it if you can. Simpl [...]

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.But even if you en [...]

Farm to Table

Posted on Mar 28th 2017 by Florida Blue

Looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday morning? Check out your local farmer’s market to scoop up some fresh veggies, like cucumbers, onions and greens. Loading your plate with fresh veggies can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease and other conditions. Bonus: They taste great too. This easy-to-make and affordable Greek salad is loaded with veggies that are in season in s [...]

Spring Forward into Fitness

Posted on Mar 28th 2017 by Florida Blue

If jogging, yoga or going to the gym isn’t part of your daily routine, that’s OK. You can easily start to fit exercise into your life with some small adjustments. Get up from the couch at home and take a 10-minute walk. Find an activity that is easy for you. Start slowly and make sure to follow your doctor’s advice, especially if you have an ongoing health condition, like heart disease. [...]

If it’s not caught and treated early, high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack and other dangerous health problems. Getting an accurate blood pressure reading when you see the doctor is important to catch problems as early as possible. Florida Blue’s Dr. Paul Kaplan answers common questions about blood pressure and explains some things you may not know about this common health measu [...]

Feeling sick one day, Manuela Salomon stopped by a Florida Blue Center near where she lives in Fort Myers. A nurse practitioner at the center checked her weight, blood pressure and blood sugar. It turned out that her blood sugar levels were a little high. “They talked to me about what to do about it. I didn’t go back to the center for a few months. But one day, I was feeling a l [...]

It’s spring—time to pack away the sweaters, clean your closets and make an appointment with your doctor for your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit. Why? Even if you just saw your doctor for a cold in December, it’s important to have an Annual Wellness Visit. Your Annual Wellness Visit is different from other visits you have with your doctor when you are sick. It’s your time to meet one-on- [...]

We recently sent letters to some Florida Blue members whose provider is part of the VitalMD group, letting them know that their doctor may not be in their health plan’s network after March 31. We know that this is disappointing news, and we want to be sure that it’s clear what is happening right now. Our goal is to make sure our members have easy access to quality care [...]

Did you know President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed February would be known as American Heart month back in 1964? We’ve come a long way, but heart disease and stroke are still leading causes of death in the U.S. for both men and women. Now is a great time to learn how to keep your heart healthy so you can celebrate all o [...]

  January is Cervical Health Awareness Month.  Take this quick quiz  about cer [...]

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