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 [...]

It was at about this time last year that I decided to dust off my running shoes and give it a try to become an actual “runner” again. When I had kids, I officially moved from athlete to athletic supporter by cheering for them on the sidelines. It was during one of those (apparently) physically exerting cheers that I felt my heart racing and was winded. I decided it was time to focus on getting [...]

Cindi Goodeaux has a joy that overflows so much, she created an alter ego by the name of Giggle Blossom—a loveable and yes, giggly clown, to help her bring that joy to others. In 2010, she went to clown school, developed her character, and then set out to spread happiness among others. Giggle Blossom was a tour de force, but in 2016, Cindi, a Communications Analyst [...]

Our lives are full of important numbers that tell people who we are. We’ve committed many of them to memory: phone numbers, social security numbers, PIN numbers. There some other numbers you should be aware of – your health numbers. Knowing your numbers makes you informed and aware of lifestyle changes you may need to make to improve your health. Here are the important numbers: [...]

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 [...]

June is Men’s Health Month. If you or a man in your life hasn’t had his wellness exam, now is the perfect time to get it scheduled. Even if you feel great, it’s important to get your annual checkup and find out how you’re doing on these health measurements from WebMD and [...]

On June 12, 2016, the City of Orlando experienced the unthinkable when an armed man stormed into a downtown nightclub killing 49 people and wounding at least 50 others. One year later, we continue to mourn their loss and our thoughts still go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence and their families and loved ones.  The City of Orlando and Orange County, in collaborat [...]

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. [...]

Today marks the start of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season (June 1 — Nov. 30), so make sure you’re prepared. [...]

Better Health Starts Here

Posted on May 19th 2017 by Florida Blue

Where We’ve Come From A decade ago, we had the vision for a brick-and-mortar place people could come and ask questions about their insurance. We built our first retail center in 2006 and quickly realized that people in our communities wanted more—so we added a staff of nurses who could answer questions about things like blood pressure and diabetes. Since that fi [...]

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