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 scr [...]

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, re [...]

How to Master a Video Interview

Posted on Feb 28th 2019 by Susan Senn

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 in [...]

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 [...]

How Drug Coverage Works

Posted on Feb 26th 2019 by Florida Blue

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 co [...]

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. Diabetes Prevention Program [...]

Pancakes are a delicious and timeless breakfast staple, but toppings, butter and syrup add unnecessary and unhealthy grams of fat, sugar and calories to the most important meal of the day. However, there are many ways to substitute some of those sugar-laden ingredients for fresh, healthier ones.  So in celebration of #NationalPancakeDay, here are two of my favorite healthy pancake [...]

Planning a Mardi Gras celebration? Here's a delightful kale salad that features a favorite soul food staple: cornbread.  There are plenty of ways to eat your greens and I enjoy a hearty kale salad. The lemon and soy sauce in the vinaigrette help to cut the bitterness of the kale. The addition of the spicy shrimp makes it a delicious entrée.  Spicy Shrimp and Kale Salad [...]

Busting Myths About Flu Shots

Posted on Feb 20th 2019 by Florida Blue

Getting a flu shot every year is the best way to protect yourself, your community and those you love from the flu. However, many people avoid getting the vaccine because they’ve heard incorrect information about it. Here’s a look at myths and facts about the flu shot.   [...]

This is your mother’s flu shot. And your grandma’s. And your partner’s. And your preschooler’s. And your college student’s. The truth is, when you get the flu vaccine, you’re protecting everyone around you. Everyone you love, all your neighbors, even the bagger at the grocery checkout line. The CDC reports that last winter we lost 80, [...]

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