We all know we’re supposed to go to the dentist twice a year for cleanings. If a cavity turns up, nowadays the dentist uses a drill to get out only what’s rotten so we can keep most of our tooth. But can you imagine getting a cavity in the Middle Ages? Electricity wasn’t widely used until the late 1800s. Before then, if you had a toothache (read: cavity), you’d just wait it out till the [...]

In January, Donald Trump will be sworn in as our next President. At the same time, we will welcome in new and returning legislators at both the federal and state levels. With this change, there is promise and opportunity if we all share the same goal of providing access to affordable, high quality health care. [...]

Congratulations on renewing your health plan or picking a new plan for 2017. Here are a few steps to be sure you are ready to use your benefits on January 1. Your Member ID Card [...]

After January 1, log in to FloridaBlue.com, select ID Card Servi [...]

This chocolatey holiday treat has a nutrient-packed secret—squash! Serve this up at your holiday party. No one will ever guess that they’re getting a veggie with their dessert. Plus, at 24 cents a slice, it’s a budget-friendly option for any gathering.   Chocolate Squash Cake   Ingredients list ½ cup vegetable o [...]

We’ve all seen the slapstick scenes in Home Alone, when Kevin McCallister fights off bad guys using a series [...]

When cooking on the stove, make sure to turn pots handles inward so kids aren’t able to grab them. • After you’ve enjoyed your meal, package and store any remaining food, as it can cause bacteria if left at room temperature. A good rule of thumb is to make sure to refrigerate food that can spoil within two hours. • Check the ages listed on toys to make sure they are appropriate. [...]

Tampa is now home to a new multicultural health care facility for Florida Blue members with the opening of CliniSanitas Medical Center on Dec. 1. The new CliniSanitas Medical Center is tailored to provide culturally relevant health care focused on patient convenience and personalized care. The medical center, located at 3617 W. Hillsborough Ave. between N. Dale Mabry Highway and N. Himes Avenue [...]

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, most of us feel more than a little stressed this time of year.  Here’s the good news — there’s a stress-relieving tool right in your pocket. Free smartphone apps are available that can help you relieve stress, manage anxiety and improve your mood. Look for these apps on the Apple App store or in the Google Play stor [...]

You see your doctor for your annual wellness visit and you leave with a prescription for medicine to treat high blood pressure. But the medicine is more than you can afford. What do you do? Have you ever skipped a prescription refill to save money, or forgotten to take a dose of your medicine? You should always follow yo [...]

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