On Thursday, April 2, college student innovators from across the state will share their ideas for revolutionizing the quality and delivery of healthcare — and they may receive a chance to make those ideas reality. Winning student presentations will receive cash prizes of $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second, and $2,500 for third.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are working together on a new initiative, Prevent Diabetes STAT, to raise awareness of prediabetes as part of an effort to prevent type 2 diabetes in the United States. Prediabetes means a person’s blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes, and usually begins with insulin resistance when cells within the muscles, liver, and fat tissue do not use insulin properly.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A heavyweight lineup of speakers, along with a special performance by José Feliciano, will highlight the Florida Blue Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Sapphire Awards and Symposium April 22-23 at Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, Fla.
Telemedicine is only one way technology is improving health care. Here are some smartphone apps that help you manage your own health and fitness:
Doctors do amazing things, but they can’t add a 25th hour to the day, and they can’t be in two places at once. What they can do, is bring in trained, licensed medical staff members who are qualified to provide many common medical care services.
Florida Blue’s members-only website is packed with useful information—about your health and your health care coverage––including smart ways to get the most from your plan. To access your secure information and more, all you need is your member ID number to register at the site and establish your unique user name and password. It just takes a few moments, and it gives you access to tools, tips, services, articles and other great features. Just visit FloridaBlue.com and click the Login/Register. You can also download the mobile app.
Thanks to an explosion of new technologies and mobile apps, the day has come when doctors can make virtual house calls, and smartphones can double as a great resource for health and fitness. It’s a revolution in technology, and it’s already here.
The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed in 2015. The best way to reduce your risk is to be screened regularly, so any issues can be found early, while treatment is easier and more likely to be successful.