When it comes to the safety and well-being of our children, as parents we’re faced with a constant stream of decisions. Everything from organic foods to screen time to “Does Little Johnny need to wear a sweater today?” becomes a decision for parents to navigate—and everyone seems to have an opinion. In the age of social media and sharing, we can easily see other people’s thoughts and fe [...]

You may have heard news reports about a new phone scam targeting Florida Blue members. The scammers are calling to offer a bogus pain cream they say can replace pain medications. The goal of the scam seems to be to get money out of older adults or steal their identities, according to reports. We wanted to make sure you know about this scam so you don’t become a victim. Also, we want to [...]

As Floridians, we are fortunate to enjoy a state surrounded by year round natural beauty and a tropical climate that allows us to enjoy the outdoors no matter the season. Florida is home to some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in our entire United States, and is home to the Florida Coral Reef tract — the third largest coral barrier reef in the World. In fact, almost every co [...]

Men's Health

Posted on Jun 29th 2018 by Florida Blue

Take charge of your health and be a role model by making your health a priority. Here are simple tips to be your best self.   GET A YEARLY CHECKUP: Having a yearly wellness checkup can help you keep track of important numbers like blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol. That way, if any of your numbers are above normal, you can work with your doctor to make healthy life [...]

Women's Health

Posted on Jun 29th 2018 by Florida Blue

You eat right. You stay active. You get enough sleep. Your health is on track, right? Still, it’s good to be on the lookout for some common health conditions that can affect women. Read on, and call your doctor if you have concerns. Heart Disease You may think of men when you hear “heart disease,” but this condition is the leading killer of women over 25. The g [...]

The ABCDEs of Melanoma

Posted on Jun 7th 2018 by Florida Blue

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 90,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma this year and 1 in 10 will die from it. The following increase the risk for melanoma: bad sunburns at a young age, tanning outdoors or indoors, a weakened immune system from an autoimmune disorder or organ transplant and a family history of mel [...]

Have a partner who won’t stop snoring? Maybe your doctor has suggested participating in a sleep study. Before you get certain types of care, we ask your doctor to consult with our medical team to discuss and agree on the course of treatment. This helps be sure you’re getting the right care and to know that your procedure will be covered. The kinds of treatments we want to work with your [...]

How Insurance Works

Posted on Apr 16th 2018 by Florida Blue

Your health insurance plan protects you from the unexpected: when you get sick or have to go to the hospital. Plus, it covers certain benefits that help you stay healthy--like a yearly checkup and covered routine screenings and labwork. Watch this video to learn the basics. [...]

Did you know urgent care  centers can usually save time and money on care for minor illnesses and injuries? In a real emergency, always go the nearest ER and you’re covered.   [...]

Our health is such a personal matter, right? It can be hard to work up the nerve to discuss it with close friends and family—much less someone in a doctor’s office. That’s why it’s so important to find a primary care doctor you like and trust. Over time, you’ll get to know one another, and you’ll feel comfortable talking about things as they come up. Plus, the earlier you two can identify poten [...]

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