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Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Category: Ask MD Online Chat

Arthritis is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, which causes inflammation or swelling of one or more joints. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. One of these two is actually an autoimmune disease. In this Better You webinar, learn how to differentiate between these two musculoskeletal conditions, their risk factors, treatment, and how to manage the disease to improve your quality of life.

Staying Healthy Starts Now

Category: Health Education

Join us for a doctor led chat to learn why it’s important to have a Primary Care Provider (PCP) and schedule your annual wellness exam early in the year. Your PCP can identify health issues early and coordinate your health care. Learn how to find a PCP, prepare for your PCP visit, and when to use Urgent Care or Emergency Care. You’ll get the information and resources you need and a chance to ask your questions.

Preventive Care & General Wellness

Category: Ask the MD Online Chat

Making sure you have your preventive screenings gives you the best chance to stay well. In this FREE doctor chat with Dr. Saul Quintero, you will learn:

• General wellness guidelines

• Numbers to discuss with your doctor

• Routine screenings

• Lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health

Heart Health

Category: Ask the MD Online Chat

Join us to learn how you can impact your heart health or that of a loved one. Your heart is the center of your cardiovascular system, and it is responsible for just about everything that gives your body life.

In this free chat you will learn:

• Signs and symptoms of heart attack

• Signs and symptoms of a stroke

• Risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke

• What you can do to prevent heart disease and stroke

Respiratory Diseases

Category: Ask the MD Online Chat

Respiratory diseases are a common problem affecting people around the world. It is important to learn about the different diseases of the respiratory system and get recommendations on how to manage your condition and how to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

In this free chat you will learn:

• The anatomy of the respiratory tract

• Upper and lower respiratory infections

• Viruses versus bacterial infections and how antibiotics work

• General recommendations on prevention and vaccinations

Healthy Eating: Mindful Eating

Make 2023 your healthiest year yet! Don’t miss this opportunity to talk to a Dietitian and learn:

• How to eat when you’re hungry, and stop when you’re satisfied

• How to really taste food and enjoy the taste of healthy food

• How to manage emotional issues you have around food and eating

• How food affects your mood and energy throughout the day

• What food best fuels your body

• How to enjoy the eating experience more, and as a result enjoy life more

Living with Asthma

Category: Chronic Condition

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects many people. If you or a loved one has asthma, it takes time and energy to keep it well controlled. Dr. Pablo Calzada, Florida Blue's Regional Medical Director, will review the different types of asthma, how it is diagnosed, how the medication works, and how you are the key in the treatment plan to help manage your asthma and live well.

Mental Health: Depression

Category: Ask the MD Online Chat

Good health means being strong inside and out, from head to toe, physically, psychologically, and emotionally. In this FREE chat with a social worker, you will understand how positive mental health impacts your life, environment, the people in it—and how to effectively cope with unpleasant situations and enjoy life once again. Topics discussed will include:

• Some statistics about depression

• Signs and symptoms of depression

• Risk factors

• Suicide warning signs

• Treatments

Healthy Eating: The Power of Probiotics

Category: Ask the MD Online Chat

Join us for a online chat with Alejandra Boker, a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist from Sanitas Medical Center to learn about probiotics and take control of your gut health.

In this chat you will learn about:

• The advantages of probiotics and how they can positively impact your health

• How to seamlessly incorporate probiotics into your daily diet

• Natural sources of probiotics

• What to look for when selecting a high-quality probiotic product

Health as You Age

Category: Ask the MD Online Chat

In this free online chat, a doctor will cover everything you need to know about staying healthy as you age. She'll also answer participant's questions. Main topics include myths about aging, the importance of preventive screenings and vaccinations, how exercise and nutrition can keep you feeling your best, and managing your stress levels.

Stress Management

Category: Ask the MD Online Chat

Not all stress is bad, but chronic stress can lead to health problems. Sometimes life can be overwhelming, and learning techniques to manage your stress can help you stay calm.

In this FREE online chat with Genae Kameo Brady from Sanitas, a behavioral health counselor, you will learn:

• What is stress?

• What is anxiety?

• Relaxation techniques

• How to cope with a disaster or traumatic event

Self-Care vs. Medical Care

Category: Ask the MD Online Chat

Dr. Lindsay Laurie talks about the differences between and benefits of self-care and medical care. Our main topics include: - Educated self-care (what you can do for yourself) vs. proactive medical care (what the doctor can help you with). - How to recognize the various signs and symptoms of some common health conditions, how to prevent them, what home care treatments you can use, and when additional medical care is needed. - Not every health situation represents a 911 crisis or a trip to the ER. Learn how to spot the difference.

Diabetes Essentials

Category: Ask the MD Online Chat

Dr. Lucy Gallegos Lopez covers all the essential topics that a person with diabetes should know to effectively manage their condition. She also answers participant's questions. Main topics include the different types of diabetes, diagnosing diabetes, and strategies to manage diabetes.

Holiday Eating Survival Guide

Category: Ask the MD Online Chat

With the holiday season fast approaching, we all know how challenging it can be to maintain a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the festivities. In this informative and engaging session, we provide you with valuable insights, practical tips, and strategies to navigate the holiday season without compromising your health and wellness goals. Join us as we explore mindful eating, portion control, smart food choices, and effective ways to strike a balance between indulgence and moderation.

Preventive Care and General Wellness

Category: Ask MD Online Chat

Making sure you have your preventive screenings gives you the best chance to stay well. In this doctor chat you will learn:

• General wellness guidelines

• Numbers to discuss with your doctor

• Routine screenings

• Lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health

Heart Health

Category: Ask MD Online Chat

Your heart is the center of your cardiovascular system, and it is responsible for just about everything that gives your body life. In this free chat you will learn:

  • Signs and symptoms of heart attack
  • Signs and symptoms of a stroke
  • Risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke
  • What you can do to prevent heart disease and stroke