We’ve all seen the slapstick scenes in Home Alone, when Kevin McCallister fights off bad guys using a series [...]

The value of a tooth changes considerably as we mature. When we are children the value of a tooth is typically measured by how much the tooth fairy is willing to leave under our pillows. Many children work tirelessly to push, pull, and wiggle loose teeth out with the hope that they will be handsomely rewarded for their efforts.  In an interesting turn of event [...]

Avoid Fall Risks This Fall

Posted on Sep 30th 2016 by Florida Blue

Everyone falls now and then. But did you know that among older adults one out of every five falls can lead to a severe injury, like a broken bone or head injury? And when you fall once, you are much more likely to fall again, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your environment can trip you up. Things that have n [...]

Helping Women Stay Healthy

Posted on Sep 30th 2016 by Florida Blue

You eat right. You stay active. You get enough sleep. Your health is on track, right? Still, it’s good to be on the lookout for some common health conditions that can affect women. Read on, and call your doctor if you have concerns. Heart Disease You may thin [...]

Beating the Retirement Blues

Posted on Sep 30th 2016 by Florida Blue

You’ve worked hard your whole life. When times got tough, you daydreamed about retirement. “That’s when I’ll kick back and relax,” you told yourself. The transition to retirement is smooth sailing for some. But many people become anxious, depressed or lonely during retirement. Here are some tips to avoid the retirement blues: • Set a schedule. For some, too much flexibility is u [...]

If you take prescription medication, make sure you follow your doctor’s instructions exactly. Your medications won’t work effectively if you don’t take them as prescribed.   If you don’t like the way your medication makes you feel, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. They might be able to offer you different options. [...]

Did you know you can find a full list of doctors in your network around the clock? Just visit bluemedicarefl.com. Follow these steps to search for doctors in your network: Go online to: bluemedicarefl.com. 1. Click Resources and Tools, and then Find a Doctor. 2. Select I Agree, then your plan name 3. Fill in your search terms and view your results. [...]

It’s that time of year again, and open enrollment is right around the corner. We’re ready to help you find a health plan that fits your lifestyle and your budget.  If you buy your own health insurance, now’s a good time to think about your coverage for 2017. Open enrollment for 2017 plans starts on October 1, 2016, for Florida Blue plans without financial assistance. Or if you are [...]

FREE for Moms-To-Be

Posted on Sep 15th 2016 by Florida Blue

Healthy Addition® is a Prenatal program staffed with a team of professionals dedicated to the good health of all mothers and their babies. Eligible members who are part of the of Healthy Addition program will have extra support during pregnancy, such as: Pregnancy risk screening and monitoring Help understanding your health care benefits Tips for a healthy lif [...]

Think Pink, Live Green is a movement aimed at empowering women to live healthy and make educated choices that can reduce their risk of breast cancer.   The basic lifestyle choices, listed below, will help protect your health and your future: E [...]

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