Shelby Ellis

6 Ways to Get Better Sleep That Can Improve Your Health

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A good night’s sleep can improve your health in a number of ways. Better sleep can improve your mental and physical health, safety, and overall quality of life. Lack of sleep can cause you to wreck your car or possibly have an accident with machinery at work. For children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development. How you sleep greatly affects how you feel when you are awake. There are several health issues that cause lack of sleep such as insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Below are six ways to improve your sleep and health.

Kate Warnock

Why Being Vulnerable is Liberating | An Interview with Elana Schrader, M.D. [Podcast]

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Dr. Elana Schrader is fiercely intelligent, practically sparkling with her wit and in command of health care industry trends and management best practices. In her current role as Vice President of Product for Florida Blue, Elana is tasked with developing and managing a dynamic portfolio of insurance and care offerings that reflect the needs of the market. One may not imagine that she’d consider her greatest accomplishment the loving relationship shared by her three daughters, or that mentoring employees at Florida Blue gives her unparalleled satisfaction. I learned in my interview for the Florida Blue Radio “Women in Leadership” series that Elana is far more then the sum of her successes. She is a woman who’s learned that leadership is best when it is rooted in vulnerability.

How Do I Get Rid of My Bad Breath?

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What you eat and poor oral hygiene are two main causes of bad breath (called halitosis). Strong smelling food such as garlic, onions, some milk-based products (like cheese), coffee, smoking and some medications can all cause bad breath. Bad breath can also be caused by certain medical conditions such as dry mouth, diabetes, gastritis, infections in the throat, nose or lungs, as well as liver and kidney problems. If bad breath is a persistent problem, talk to your doctor or dentist.

Florida Blue

5 Tips on How to Quit Smoking for Good

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It’s okay to be a quitter when you’re quitting a bad habit like smoking. In fact, if you’re a smoker, quitting smoking is the single most important step you can make toward a longer, healthier life. Unlike some healthy lifestyle changes that take time to make a difference (such as eating better or working out), quitting smoking has immediate health benefits.

Kate Warnock

Prudence Kuai: From Math Major to CIO [Podcast]

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There are certain professions where women are grossly underrepresented as leaders. This especially holds true for the science, technology, engineering and math fields (these commonly referred to as STEM), which provides context for the statistic that only 9% of all chief information officers (CIOs) in the nation are women. Prudence Kuai is the CIO for Florida Blue, which makes her unique. Her upbringing, perspective and accessibility to employees of all levels make her special. Letty Godwin, Florida Blue’s director of enterprise escalations, interviewed Prudence for our Women in Leadership series on Florida Blue Radio.