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 [...]

Using Technology to Track Your Health

Posted on Oct 18th 2016 by

Here are a few tools to help you keep track of your health. You can use them by logging on to your member account on floridablue.com and click Health & Wellness and then the Care Programs tab to access these tools:  [...]

Superbugs have been all over the news in recent months. In Florida, we have some pretty giant bugs, but superbugs aren’t something we can see, which actually makes them more concerning. These bacteria are responsible for infecting more than 2 million people each year—and they are called superbugs because they can resist even the strongest antibiotics. [...]

Fall Into Good Health

Posted on Sep 30th 2016 by Florida Blue

Goodbye, 100-degree weather! Fall is a perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures, and with football and holidays it’s a great season for getting together with friends, too. Fall also means the start of cold and flu season. Here are some tips to help you feel your best this fall. • Get a flu shot. The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get a flu vaccine each [...]

"I have pulmonary fibrosis.” I was sitting in my living room when my mother uttered those words to me from hundreds of miles away. I didn’t know what it was, but I knew it didn’t sound good. I don’t recall exactly what she said after that because I was overwhelmed by a desire to learn everything I could about the disease in that moment. I grabbed a nearby laptop and immediately [...]

Stay Informed About Zika | Latest Update

Posted on Sep 15th 2016 by

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a total of 35 Zika cases in Florida are from local mosquito-borne transmission, while an additional 507 cases in Florida are “travel related.” The CDC also precautions that anyone living in, or traveling to, the Wynwood and Miami Beach area of South Florida need to be especially cautious, as these areas have been directly [...]

Dental insurance is an important tool to have in your health care tool box.  Without dental insurance, the out-of-pocket cost of preventive dental care can be very expensive.  Dental benefits offered within our BlueDental plans allow you to receive a cleaning and check-up every six months, which in turn could significantly reduce the need for fillings or other costly health procedures [...]