Obesity is a serious health concern for children and adolescents. According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years, and in 2011, 13% of U.S. high school students were identified as obese. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat as a result of more calories being consumed than what is being burned. Childhood obe [...]

Being healthy is a personal daily and long-term goal for me. But what does being “healthy” really mean? To me being healthy means eating fruits and veggies, doing yoga, getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water and going to the gym. It’s often hard to do all of these “healthy things” when my f [...]

Pat Geraghty, Florida Blue’s Chairman and CEO was recently interviewed by FloridaTrends.com. In his first video interview, Geraghty was asked "Why Florida Should Accept Medicaid Funds? The second video interview was a series of questions about health care reform, small businesses and t [...]

Health care is supply-sensitive, meaning where there is greater capacity, more care is delivered, regardless of need. Primary care is an essential driver of quality health care, but in the U.S., it is the most neglected.  Most experts agree improving health care quality is attainable and necessary; it rests on a delicate balance of efficient allocation of limited resources and patient-c [...]

Today Healthbox, a business accelerator program for healthcare tech entrepreneurs, and anchor partner Florida Blue, officially announced Healthbox Florida with a Launch Event at the University of Florida Research and Academic Center. The seven Healthbox Florida companies pitched to an audience of [...]

Recently our Chairman and CEO, Pat Geraghty was featured on Florida Trend Magazine talking about why Florida should accept Medicaid funds. Geraghty mentions that there are three very compelling reasons why Florida should move forward with Medicaid expansion: tax dollars, businesses and the health system. [...]

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men and the second leading cause of cancer death in men, behind lung cancer. Some prostate cancers will grow quickly and spread throughout the body, while others may grow slowly and will never impact a man’s health or life expectancy. Prostate cancer often has no symptoms unless the growth presses on the urethra. Getting regularly screened for [...]

Florida Blue is proud to participate in The Way Free Clinic’s back to school health fair and is honored to support the clinic’s mission of providing care to a community who would otherwise go without. Here’s some information on this non-profit and how they’re helping families in Florida. [...]

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The ACA will change how consumers can buy health plans, the health plan products we can offer them, and who will be cove [...]

The human brain is a complicated organ that only weighs 2-4 pounds. You may already know that the brain is responsible for all of the functions in the body, but did you know you can improve your brain health at any age? And it’s not so difficult to do. According to Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a renowned neurophysiologist and author of “Save Your Brain [...]

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