Simple Lifestyle Choices Can Prevent Diabetes

Posted on Apr 1st 2019 by Florida Blue

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Simple lifestyle choices can help prevent lots of diseases and health conditions. No matter how old you are, it’s important to eat healthy, move your body regularly and keep your weight in check. Let’s take a look at one ongoing health condition that affects millions of Floridians: diabetes. Your lifestyle may help you avoid it. What is Diabetes? If you have diabetes, your body has trouble changing your blood glucose (blood sugar) into energy. As a result, you have too much glucose in your body...

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At a Florida Blue Center Near You: April 2019

Posted on Apr 1st 2019 by Florida Blue

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Our Florida Blue Centers are committed to providing classes to our communities that can help everyone live a more centered and fulfilling life. Tune in each month to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood! Check your local center calendar for more details. Chronic Illness and Depression April 16, 12 p.m. There is a link between chronic illness and depression. If you have a chronic disease, you must adjust to the illness and its treatment, and this can cause some despair and sadness...

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How Embracing Challenges Brought New Opportunities

Posted on Mar 28th 2019 by Heather Poulin

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Eleven years ago, at just twenty years old, newly married and with an infant, Tricia Cox started working at Florida Blue as a service advocate in Group Enrollment Membership and Billing. She wasn’t looking for a career in the health care field when she was hired on as a contractor in February of 2008. In fact, she had other aspirations in mind. “I thought I’d work there for a bit until I figured out exactly what I wanted to do in life. Growing up I’d always wanted to be a teacher. I had no idea...

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Heather Poulin, MFA is a transplant from New Hampshire to Florida and works as an IT Communications and Technical Writer at GuideWell for the Advanced Technology Solutions Team. She is also a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Florida. In her spare time, you’ll catch her at the gym, reading, or writing flash fiction.

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A Knee Injury Benched Jack, but Florida Blue Helped Keep His Wallet in the Game

Posted on Mar 25th 2019 by Florida Blue

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It started out as a normal Saturday. Jack met a few friends at the neighborhood courts for a pick-up basketball game. About 20 minutes into the game, Jack went for a lay-up. When he landed, he turned sharply and twisted his knee. First he heard a loud popping sound. Then his leg buckled beneath him. It wasn’t the first time his knee hurt after playing, so Jack used what he always had— ice packs, over-the-counter pain meds, an elastic knee-support sleeve and sports creams. But this time, they...

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The Florida Aquarium Needs Your Help Naming It's New Sea Turtle

Posted on Mar 19th 2019 by Christie DeNave

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The star of The Florida Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Heart of the Sea, is a juvenile male loggerhead sea turtle that was unable to return to the wild due to an injury. Since he was rescued from the frigid waters off the northeast coast the United States, he has been called Loggerhead Sea Turtle #263. Now that he is settled into his home at The Florida Aquarium, the Aquarium is teaming up with Florida Blue to ask Floridians to help select his name. Beginning today, Floridians can visit www...

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Christie Hyde DeNave is a Senior Media Relations Consultant for Florida Blue devoted to serving Central Florida, Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida. She has worked around the globe with local, national and international media for nearly 20 years representing organizations such as the U.S. Olympic Committee, NASCAR, AAA and the State of Florida. In her free time, you’ll spot Christie cheering on the Clemson Tigers and serving on the Clemson University Alumni Council.

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5 Ways a Primary Care Doctor Can Help You

Posted on Mar 12th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Knowledge is power—especially when it comes to your health. A primary care doctor is someone you can talk to about your health concerns. They’ll work with you on a plan to get and stay healthy, and they may find any health issues early when they can be easier to treat. And even if you’re rarely sick, a $0 yearly visit is a great way to stay connected with your doctor. You’ll get the screenings and vaccinations that you need each year, and they’ll be better able to treat you if you get sick or...

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Florida Blue and The Florida Aquarium, Working Together to Protect Our Oceans

Posted on Mar 1st 2019 by Florida Blue

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Did you know sea turtles give us insight into the overall health of our state’s waters? The number of sea turtles and health of the population impacts our oceans. The Florida Aquarium explained that sea turtles eat ocean jellies (jellyfish), preventing the large “blooms” that negatively impact fisheries, recreation and other marine activities. They also keep sponge populations in check, which provides more habitat for growing corals. Plus, sea grass beds grazed on by sea turtles are more...

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How to Master a Video Interview

Posted on Feb 28th 2019 by Susan Senn

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Digital communication has dramatically changed the hiring process. Just five years ago, you would not have thought about searching for a job on a social media platform with just a hashtag. Yet, here we are, and the digital age has impacted the interview process in profound ways. If you are looking for a new job, you need to be ready for the changes. One of the new enhancements to the interview process is the video interview. Video interviews are conducted via tools like HireVue, with candidates...

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Susan Senn is a human resources professional with over 25 years of experience in human resources as a generalist, recruiter, talent acquisition leader, and workforce planning. She has supported large, multiple location organizations as well as privately held start-ups. Her specialties include talent attraction & engagement, strategic organizational design, coaching & counseling managers, employee relations and workforce planning. Currently, she is the Enterprise Talent Engagement Manager, focusing on talent attraction, pipeline development, and talent programs supporting all companies under the GuideWell enterprise. Follow her on Twitter at @susanlsenn.

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Find the Right Solution this Allergy Season

Posted on Feb 26th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Ah, spring! It’s the Goldilocks of seasons—not too hot, not too cold, plus it’s full of sunshine, birdsong and colorful flowers. But spring also marks the beginning of misery that will last through fall for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. You probably know someone with seasonal allergies or even suffer from them yourself. The signs are all too common. People with pollen...

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How Drug Coverage Works

Posted on Feb 26th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Prescription costs are one of the fastest growing expenses in health care, and they can take a bite out of your budget. Prescription drug coverage is different for every Florida Blue health plan. To make the most of your pharmacy coverage, it’s important to understand your plan’s details, like what drugs are covered, which pharmacies are in the network and how basic pharmacy coverage works. Here are a few of the basics: One way insurance companies try to keep drug costs more affordable for you...

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