With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, most of us feel more than a little stressed this time of year.  Here’s the good news — there’s a stress-relieving tool right in your pocket. Free smartphone apps are available that can help you relieve stress, manage anxiety and improve your mood. Look for these apps on the Apple App store or in the Google Play stor [...]

You see your doctor for your annual wellness visit and you leave with a prescription for medicine to treat high blood pressure. But the medicine is more than you can afford. What do you do? Have you ever skipped a prescription refill to save money, or forgotten to take a dose of your medicine? You should always follow yo [...]

‘Tis the season to be jolly. But as you gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year, keep these guidelines in mind if you plan to drink alcohol.   Healthy adults over 65 should stick to these limits on alcohol use: Per day: No more than 2 alcoholic drinks for men, 1 drink for women Per week: No mo [...]

Healthy for the Holidays

Posted on Nov 29th 2016 by Florida Blue

What stands between you and good health at the holidays? Just an army of gingerbread men, a sea of eggnog and a whole lot of fruit cakes. Of course, staying healthy at the holidays means more than just going easy on the treats. Here are some health obstacles you might face at the holidays and what you can do about them. Chilly weather: [...]

Tips to help you make it a healthy new year Don’t wait for the New Year’s Eve ball to drop to think about ways you can take control of your health. We have put together a helpful list to make it easy for you to take the first steps toward making 2017 a healthy year. Schedule your annual wellness visit Start 2017 with a one-on-one convers [...]

Now that it’s fall in Florida, it’s cool outside, and all you sports lovers out there are getting together with friends and family and heading to the stadium to cheer on your favorite sports teams. All that rooting for your team can work up an appetite! Hot dogs, nachos and burgers are often part of the stadium experienc [...]

Going the Full Term: National Prematurity Awareness Month  Having a baby should be an exciting time for every expectant mother. You will often hear them say that making sure the baby is healthy is the top priority. Making sure the pregnancy goes the full term is one key to the baby’s health as the health risks are greater the earlier a birth oc [...]

Understanding Asthma

Posted on Nov 3rd 2016 by Florida Blue

Understanding Asthma According to the American Lung Association more than 24 million Americans are affected by asthma. If you suffer with asthma, you know how scary it can be to experience an attack. While there is no cure, there are many things you can do to limit the effect it has on your daily life. Understanding how asthma works can help you avoid triggers, prevent [...]

Tips For a Healthy Holiday Season The holiday season is an exciting time full of celebrations and gatherings with family and friends. Unfortunately, all of the fun and food can lead to feelings of guilt and [...]

Holiday Stress With long to-do lists, increased budgets, upcoming family gatherings, and for some reminders of lost loved ones, it’s no wonder the upcoming holiday season is referred to as “hustle and bustle.” Worse, we’re bombarded with messages telling us that this is supposed to be a joyous season, full of love, laughter, and light. But what do we do when the stress or sadness creeps [...]

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