‘Tis the season to be jolly. But as you gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year, keep these guidelines in mind if you plan to drink alcohol.   Healthy adults over 65 should stick to these limits on alcohol use: Per day: No more than 2 alcoholic drinks for men, 1 drink for women Per week: No mo [...]

A slice of sweetness  This chocolatey holiday treat has a nutrient-packed secret — squash. Serve this up at your holiday party. At 24 cents a slice, it’s a budget-friendly option for any gathering. Chocolate squash cake [...]

Healthy for the Holidays

Posted on Nov 29th 2016 by Florida Blue

What stands between you and good health at the holidays? Just an army of gingerbread men, a sea of eggnog and a whole lot of fruit cakes. Of course, staying healthy at the holidays means more than just going easy on the treats. Here are some health obstacles you might face at the holidays and what you can do about them. Chilly weather: [...]

Tips to help you make it a healthy new year Don’t wait for the New Year’s Eve ball to drop to think about ways you can take control of your health. We have put together a helpful list to make it easy for you to take the first steps toward making 2017 a healthy year. Schedule your annual wellness visit Start 2017 with a one-on-one convers [...]

Florida Blue, a leading health solutions company, earned the top ranking among health insurers across the country in a new survey released by consumer insurance company website Insure.com. According to the site, survey respondents gave a 1-5 rating based on a number of relevant categories. Florida Blue earned the no. 1 spot in the nation with an overall score of 93.1, which included the [...]

Innovative programs such as using Uber to transport people to follow-up doctor appointments and programs that help consumers take control of their health have earned 10 Florida community-based health nonprofits a share of $2.5 million in funding from the Florida Blue Foundation. The grants will enable the nonprofits to deliver creative and effective ways to improve health care for underserved, [...]

Now that it’s fall in Florida, it’s cool outside, and all you sports lovers out there are getting together with friends and family and heading to the stadium to cheer on your favorite sports teams. All that rooting for your team can work up an appetite! Hot dogs, nachos and burgers are often part of the stadium experienc [...]

The Evolution of Healthcare

Posted on Nov 14th 2016 by Florida Blue

We all know the ins and outs of health care can be overwhelming: choosing a plan (Why are some of them named after Olympic medal colors?), the lingo (binder, pre-effectuated, coinsurance, and the list goes on, right?), and how to actually use our benefits when something goes wrong. Then there’s the push to focus on staying healthy: do yoga, eat healthy, get more me time. [...]

Going the Full Term: National Prematurity Awareness Month  Having a baby should be an exciting time for every expectant mother. You will often hear them say that making sure the baby is healthy is the top priority. Making sure the pregnancy goes the full term is one key to the baby’s health as the health risks are greater the earlier a birth oc [...]

Understanding Asthma

Posted on Nov 3rd 2016 by Florida Blue

Understanding Asthma According to the American Lung Association more than 24 million Americans are affected by asthma. If you suffer with asthma, you know how scary it can be to experience an attack. While there is no cure, there are many things you can do to limit the effect it has on your daily life. Understanding how asthma works can help you avoid triggers, prevent [...]

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