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- [...]

Congratulations on renewing your health plan or picking a new plan for 2017. Here are a few steps to be sure you are ready to use your benefits on January 1. Your Member ID Card [...]

This chocolatey holiday treat has a nutrient-packed secret—squash! Serve this up at your holiday party. No one will ever guess that they’re getting a veggie with their dessert. Plus, at 24 cents a slice, it’s a budget-friendly option for any gathering.   Chocolate Squash Cake   Ingredients list ½ cup vegetable o [...]

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

Posted on Oct 3rd 2016 by Robert Lewando, D.D.S.

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 [...]

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