There is so much information out there regarding the flu shot, and you see signs all over the place promoting “free flu shots” … but are they right for your children?  In a nutshell, I believe the answer is YES!! We all have stories about our children’s first month in daycare or kindergarten … how many of them broug [...]

There are a growing number of people visiting the emergency room for long overdue dental care. According to Federal data reported by the American Dental Association, emergency room visits for dental related  problems increased from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.2 million in 2012 (ADA [...]

We are partnering with Walgreens and have teamed up to offer free flu shots to all Floridians over the age of 18 at select Florida Blue Centers. Flu shots are available at no charge to Florida Blue members as well as individuals who are uninsured, Medicare beneficiaries and those with insurance t [...]

To help Florida residents prepare for Hurricane Irma, we will temporarily allow members who reside in all Florida counties to get an early refill [...]

Keeping Influenza at Bay

Posted on Aug 31st 2017 by Florida Blue

Across the state, Florida families are back from vacation and preparing for back-to-school season, football season and more. With all this activity, it’s easy to forget that flu season is also just around the corner. Influenza, or flu, viruses usually begin to show up in October, and the season can last through fall and winter or longer. The flu is very contagious. People with weakened [...]

Earlier this year, my husband, Gary, had triple-bypass open heart surgery. We went from being a family who had only the occasional prescription for antibiotics to one managing multiple medications each day. This was a big change in a lot of ways, including finding a way to stick to Gary’s new drug regimen so he’d stay healthy. [...]

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 [...]

Just how important is oral health? We all want a nice smile, and fresh breath is definitely a plus, but is it really that important to brush twice and floss daily to achieve this? The answer is YES!  In 2014, the CDC reported that about half of American adults aged 30 and over have some form of gum disease (Perio.org, 2012). Additionally, the 65 and older population reported having a 70 pe [...]

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. [...]

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