Why #FloridaGives

Posted on Nov 15th 2017 by Sharon LaSure-Roy

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Susan Towler, Vice President, Florida Blue Foundation and the Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility for Florida Blue, to chat about the work of the Foundation, the importance of Giving Tuesday and our new #FloridaGives community campa [...]

Bob Dylan said, “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” And on this Veteran’s Day, I’m honored to stand with so many heroes. Whether you yourself served or you’re a family member of someone who did, you know the sacrifice that comes with protecting the freedoms we Americans enjoy every day. [...]

Declared by the Center for Disease Control to be a nationwide epidemic, the opioid crisis gripping America has become the deadliest health issue in recent history. The numbers are staggering. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, killing over 64,000 people last year. That’s more than c [...]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will issue new cards to people with Medicare beginning April 2018.  What is Changing?  CMS wants to help protect people with Medicare by removing private information from their Medicare cards. They’re making important changes t [...]

There’s more to pumpkin than carving Jack-O-Lanterns and making pies. See what more pumpkin has in store. Whip up this tasty pumpkin and white bean soup when the weather gets chilly. Made with unsweetened apple juice, pumpkin and pantry staples, it’s also just 140 calories a serving. Makes 6 servings. Pumpkin and whi [...]

Autumn Adventures

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

The (slightly) cooler days of fall are the perfect time to head outdoors for some fun in Florida. If you are looking for something to do, consider these ideas.   Meet a Manatee:  When it gets cool, where do manatees like to go? The springs! The water stays warm — about 72 degrees — in Florida’s sprin [...]

Being Healthy Together

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

Looking for ways to have fun with family and friends… and be healthy?  Try out these activities: Get moving: If you’re looking to get your blood flowing, a group class with qualified instructors can be just the place. And there is no shortage of options, from tai chi to aqua aerobics. Don’t f [...]

The Ties That Bind

Posted on Nov 6th 2017 by Florida Blue

Friends and family can boost your health— and happiness Enjoyed an afternoon of shopping with your friends lately? Maybe you’ve spent a relaxing day visiting with your grandchildren. Did you know these are things that can contribute to your overall health and wellbeing? It’s true. According to the American Society on Agi [...]

When was the last time you had a colorectal screening? Regular screening can help find colon cancer early, when treatment is more effective. If you haven’t had a colorectal cancer screening recently, ask your doctor what colorectal cancer screening is right for you. You have options, and they are all available at no extra cost, ranging from colonoscopy to in-home screening kits. Don’t wait. Tal [...]

If you normally don’t get a flu shot, or you think the flu shot doesn’t work, keep this in mind: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitors different flu virus strains and works to make sure each year’s vaccine is the right one to protect you. Getting your annual flu shot is the single best way to prevent seasonal flu. You can get your $0 flu sh [...]

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