Is It A Dental Emergency?

Posted on Jul 11th 2017 by Florida Blue

Most of us are not always certain of what constitutes a dental emergency. A dental emergency could require a visit to the emergency room, a routine visit to your dentist, or potentially after hours care or consultation. You ultimately must determine the severity of the emergency. Dental emergencies can range from a dental abscess that could potentially threat [...]

Yelling for help. Splashing violently. Gasping loudly. These are all signs of drowning we’ve seen played out in movies and on TV. But we all know that real life isn’t always how it appears on the big screen. And in reality, drowning looks very different from this. When someone thinks they might be in danger, they might call out for help. But if they actually begin to drown, their body b [...]

Google “men’s health” and you’ll likely find ways to get those six-pack abs you’ve always wanted. But there’s more to good health than having a ripped core and bulging biceps. June is national Men’s Health Month, so we’ve put together a list of some of the most common men’s health issues … and what you can do to prevent or manage them. [...]

For many of us, family has a tremendous influence in shaping our lives. For Lana Lenzini, a Network Development Contractor in Orlando, it shaped her desire to help others. When Lana was young, her mother was diagnosed with severe depression, and as Lana grew up, she watched her mom wrestle with the disease. After her mother’s diagnosis, she spent a lot of time with her [...]

My son, Max, has all the qualities that you’d expect in an almost-11-year-old boy. He’s smart, precocious, curious, funny and adventurous. He’s an outgoing and popular kid, and he’s got big plans. These things are all apparent if you talk with him for just a few minutes. [...]

Your daughter is about to drive across the country to attend college in another state. Do you watch her pack and wish her good luck? Or do you take her to get her car checked out before she leaves, just to make sure the engine runs properly and the tires have enough tread? You notice an expired safety notice posted in the elevator. Do you take the stairs, or think, “This is probably fin [...]

Have you ever had a favorite pair of sunglasses you kept wearing even when they got scratched up? You still find yourself reaching for those glasses, ignoring those scratches because you think you look so good in them. Sometimes, when the sun is shining brightly, the scratches make it difficult for you to see. You feel uneasy, shaky, or unconfident in your ability to make out what is front you. [...]

Walk to Unplug

Posted on Apr 14th 2017 by Florida Blue

These days it’s common to spend a good portion of each day in front of a screen. We go from our computer screens at work to TV screens at home to phone and tablet screens in between. Our minds are constantly engaged, and we don’t realize how important it is to disconnect from time to time. One great way to unplu [...]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. And since I’ve lived with Crohn’s disease (a type of inflammatory bowel disease) for 28 years, I try to find as much humor as I can when it comes to any type of bowel screening. I’ve had at least a dozen colonoscopies over the years. And I’ve tried all the different preparations for colon cleansing. If you are age 50 or older, call yo [...]

Change in a Heartbeat

Posted on Feb 27th 2017 by Betsy Appelsies

“The doctor would like to see you in the consultation area.” Hearing those words last week at Florida Hospital Orlando made my stomach drop. My husband, Gary, had been in for a routine [...]

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