The Art of Excellence

Posted on Feb 13th 2012 by Kate Warnock

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  What starts as a formless mass has its own potential.   The potential to be something unique, perfect and inspiring. In the hands of a craftsman, the formless becomes something with meaning. And even if it has to be tempered under extreme conditions, ultimately, this work-in-progress... Is transformed to become a treasure!   In much the same way, the four organizations, programs and individuals that will be the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation’s Sapphire Awards...

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Kate Warnock is a member of the Florida Blue social media team and has loved being at the forefront of the social wave @FLBlue. A marketer with ten years’ experience, Kate is also a wife and mom to two children. When not at work, you’ll find Kate listening to NPR, reading The New Yorker and Cooking Light, and arriving two minutes late to yoga class.

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HopeBlue Palliative Care: Filling a Gap

Posted on Nov 16th 2011 by Florida Blue

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“Don’t worry – help is on the way.” This simple sentence must have sounded like a life preserver being thrown to a drowning person. Indeed, Dr. Frank Santamaria, administering to the needs of a patient suffering from severe difficulties with breathing, was able to provide the patient his first night’s rest in months. The next morning, not only was the patient feeling better, his wife was ecstatic with relief: “You don’t know what you’ve done! I can’t tell you the difference you made for him.”...

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Halloween Recipes

Posted on Oct 28th 2011 by Florida Blue

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Halloween is just around the corner and our very own chef-in-residence, Shelby Brethour, has come up with some amazing Halloween recipes that are fast and fun to make. By day, Shelby works hard at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. By evening, she is a self-proclaimed kitchen goddess and food blog writer at http://www.shelbysfoodblog.blogspot.com/ . In her work capacity, she travels all across the state and has had the great opportunity to eat and taste much amazing food. In our brand new...

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Yoga - A Journey

Posted on Oct 17th 2011 by Florida Blue

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With close to 11 million Americans practicing it, yoga is certainly a fitness routine that has captured our nation. From flexibility to strength, the many benefits of yoga have been widely discussed . In talking to Sandy Mika (our resident yoga buff), we were inspired to share more on the topic. Such was her love for the discipline that we thought it’d be best if she spoke of it in her own words. Photo credit: Laura Faith When I was 16, my mother signed me up for self-hypnosis classes to treat...

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Cracking the Code on Wellness

Posted on Oct 5th 2011 by Florida Blue

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Throughout the year, we have been profiling weight loss success stories . Today, we talk to Garrick Gibson about how he cracked the code on wellness. Here’s Garrick’s story told by Garrick himself: Back in the summer of 2008, a close friend loaned me a documentary film. The premise of the film was how positive thinking and emotions can create life-changing results such as increased wealth, health and happiness. One of the notable concepts was a three-step process: Ask, Believe, and Receive,...

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Stuck in a fitness rut? Try these new routines!

Posted on Sep 27th 2011 by Florida Blue

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Our team was in desperate need for some new workout routines. We tried the always fun LES MILLS™ programs at the YMCA , fiddled with yoga, had some serious fun with weights, but we wanted more. We reached out to Maxwell Reeves, an Orlando-based National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certified personal trainer. He put together great new moves for us, and we had to share. They are tough - tough in an I-can-feel-muscles-I-never-had kind of way! Don’t believe us? Check out the first...

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida goes Digital

Posted on Sep 20th 2011 by Florida Blue

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As the world changes, we are all responsible for making our own complex health decisions. BCBSF is developing digital capabilities for the purpose of empowering you to take charge of this by putting the tools you need to manage your health at your fingertips. We've developed online tools, mobile technologies and social media programs to help you make decisions, stay better informed and connect with resources you need. Our goal is to develop resources that fit your lifestyle and are easy and...

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Embrace a Healthy Florida

Posted on Sep 9th 2011 by Florida Blue

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Did you know that in Florida, 33.1% of children ages 10-17 are overweight or obese? This means Florida has a higher percentage of childhood obesity than the national average which stands at 30.6% . A study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that children who are overweight or obese are more likely than others to become obese as adults. A 2004 study commissioned by the Action for Healthy Kids show that overweight and obese children may also suffer from higher rates of depression,...

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Fashion’s Night Out

Posted on Sep 8th 2011 by Florida Blue

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If you are in Tampa on September 8 th , join us at the International Plaza and Bay Street for Fashion’s Night Out , an after-hours shopping extravaganza filled with live music, caricature artists, DJs, competitions and tons of shopping. We, at BCBSF, are excited to be a sponsor for Fashion’s Night Out, where designers participate in an exciting, one-of-a-kind event in stores all over the globe from Manhattan to Milan, Atlanta to Australia. Led by Vogue Magazine and the Council of Fashion...

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Your Health on the Road

Posted on Aug 31st 2011 by Florida Blue

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Here is a question for our members - if you are traveling for work or fun and need to see a doctor, what do you do? How many of us can really keep a complete list of our medications, drug allergies, etc. in our head? Or can remember the date of our last doctor’s visit, or even the doctor’s name? Fortunately, MyBlueService is here to help. Your free, online member website gives you access to your health information anytime , from anywhere in the world. Here’s just a few of the things you can do...

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