The Six Myths of Caregiving

Posted on Nov 19th 2013 by Denise Brown

Caregiving can feel like a lonely experience. When you care for a family member, the intensity and the emotions of the experience can make you feel all alone. The reality is you're in good company. According to Caregiving in the U.S. 2009, a survey funded by MetLife Foundation and conducted for the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP by Mathew Greenwald & Ass [...]

Before you make a purchase, you might be like so many others who turn first to the web to learn about your options. Whether you’re shopping for a new sofa or something more complex, like health insurance, you generally have a sense of what you want. But it might take someone with in-depth knowledge to help you make your final selection. That can be especially true when considering your range of op [...]

About two months ago my friend Leslie started talking about CrossFit and how she was pretty active in it, when she lived in Nashville. Several of my friends were already doing this type of workout, but honestly it didn’t quite appeal to me, as it seemed a bit extreme. Nevertheless, I told my friend I would go with her and try it. Since that day, I haven’t stopped going. It’s honestly the best work [...]

Nursing is not for everyone. Long hours, self-sacrifice and days that can include witnessing everything from a patient’s triumph to tragedy, means that nursing is truly a calling. In this age of health disparities and doctor shortages, nursing isn’t just a profession: it might be the solution for ensuring Floridians receive skilled health care, regardless of the patient’s income or zip code. [...]

What is Depression? Depression goes beyond feeling a little down from time to time. Depression creeps into every part of your life. It can affect your thoughts, feelings, actions and physical health. Depression is not a weakness or result of laziness or personal failure. It is a medical condition. There are different types of depression: major depression, seasonal depression, psych [...]

The new health care law, the Affordable Care Act brings a lot of changes and also, many questions of what the future of health care looks like.  One of the questions you may want answered is, "What is a subsidy, and how can it help you pay for health insurance?" Starting in the beginning of 2014, almost everyone will be required by law to have some sort of health care plan. The good [...]

When you're carving pumpkins this season, don't throw away the seeds, as they are a versatile and healthful snack! Here are some pumpkin seed flavoring ideas and a recipe to show you that it really is a fun snack for the season. For the most nutrients, you can eat them raw, or you can use different [...]

At one point in time or another we have probably all wanted to shed a few pounds, whether it’s for our health or just to feel a little better about fitting in to that little black dress (or suit). The tried and true approach of eating well and exercising is what really works and allows you to maintain your weight. However, throughout time, Americans have been obsessed with finding the simple fix. [...]

Your health is so much more than a cholesterol reading or notes on a medical chart. Regardless of your beliefs, true well-being only comes with a healthy state-of-mind. If anyone embodies the soulful connection to health, it might just have to be Florida Blue member, John Morris. I discovered John from a tweet he sent telling Florida Blue how much he enjoyed our new “ [...]

It might be the first time that the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became real for you was the day you received a letter from us that left you thinking your policy was canceled. Here’s the good news: unless you say otherwise, you [...]