Here’s a statistic that is shocking and scary for any parent with a child at home: every day, an average of 2,000 teenagers use prescription drugs for non-medical reasons for the first time. The National Institute for Drug Abuse also reports
The new health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, brings a lot of changes, and we know you probably have a lot of questions. Florida Blue is here to help you understand what’s new, and what it means to you. We have created a video on what is health insurance, to better help explain the various terms and definitions. You can also read our latest blog on Top 16 Health Insurance Terms to Know to get a better understanding of the various terms you may come across.
Many of us lead very hectic lives, but it is so very important for all of us to take care of our health and wellness. Below are 7 super simple ways to manage your health.
1. WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN: Clean hands stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.
2. WALK DAILY: Walking is a low-impact exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. Some benefits of walking include improved cholesterol, lower blood pressure, weight management, less stress and staying strong and fit.
3. GET REGULAR CHECKUPS AND SCREENINGS: Get an annual preventative check-up with your primary care physician. Healthy teeth are important too; be sure to get an annual dental checkup.
The new health care law, the Affordable Care Act brings a lot of changes and we know you probably have lots of questions. The video below explains about health care reform and what you need to know about it.
If you don’t live with it yourself, then it’s likely you have a family member or friend who does live with diabetes. Diabetes affects 26 million Americans, with 19 million people diagnosed and seven million undiagnosed. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Here is some information on what you need to know about diabetes.
It is that time of year again, when beach bags turn into backpacks and late nights are abandoned for early mornings of rushing to make sure lunches are packed, clothes are clean, and you are in the drop-off line before the first warning bell.
Each new school year provides an opportunity to mentally and physically prepare myself for the back to school rush. And, each year I vow to be better prepared by shopping earlier and organizing my home in order to create effective study spaces but those plans were sometimes led astray with summer vacation, camp and a tax-free weekend.
When Tom Richter’s youngest son Michael asked him to build a robot so that he could get out of cleaning his room, what he clearly heard from his son was, “use the Force, Dad.” Being an avid Star WarsTM fan, Richter, a network analyst in the Information Technology department of Florida Blue, started a unique project with his oldest son, Preston: building an R2-D2TM droid replica. Since then, the R2-D2 replica has ventured out into the community, including a recent visit to Nemours Children’s Clinic, bringing smiles to those who see him.
Sitting across the table from Florida Blue’s South Florida Market President, Penny Shaffer, you immediately notice two things: her intense blue eyes and the intelligence shining behind them.