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Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its

September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

 

WHAT:                        This month, seniors and boomers around the country are celebrating living longer, fuller lives by making proactive changes in their lifestyles in order to stay healthy as aging occurs. To assist them with these healthy choices, the Jacksonville Florida Blue center invites local seniors and their families to its free Health Seminar observing Senior Wellness Month on September 10.

 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida August Pursuit Winner

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Names the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida August Pursuit Winner

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA

NAMES THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA THE AUGUST WINNER OF “THE PURSUIT” SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

 

Three United Way Initiatives Named September Nominees;

Kicks-Off Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s September 15 Campaign

 

TODAY: Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced a resolution which was signed by the Governor and the Cabinet proclaiming today, August 27th, 2011, Prescription Drug Take Back Day for the State of Florida. In an effort to bring statewide awareness to the prescription drug abuse problem local Law Enforcement is working with our community partners and have organized 72 sites across the State of Florida to take receipt of unwanted or expired medications in an event called Project Drug Drop.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced a resolution which was signed by the Governor and the Cabinet proclaiming August 27th, 2011 Prescription Drug Take Back Day for the State of Florida. In an effort to bring statewide awareness to the prescription drug abuse problem local Law Enforcement is working with our community partners and have organized 72 sites across the State of Florida to take receipt of unwanted or expired medications in an event called Project Drug Drop.

Clay County Nurse Suspended from Practicing Medicine

Clay County Nurse Suspended from Practicing Medicine

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Clay County nurse is among eight people found to be practicing medicine illegally in the state.

The Department of Health immediately suspended the license of Ronnie-Clare Taff Blevins, who was a licensed practical nurse at Governor's Health Care.

She previously worked at the Terrace of Fleming Island, where she was accused of stealing oxycodone after it was found in her desk.

The state says she will not be considered safe to practice nursing unless she undergoes drug treatment.

Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

Winn-Dixie Recalls Mislabeled Baked Goods

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie stores announced a voluntary recall of some baked goods, saying they weren't labeled for eggs or wheat.

According to a release from the store, the "Winn-Dixie Lemon Bar" cakes, "Winn-Dixie Chocolate Cherry Bar" cakes and "Winn-Dixie Bakery Iced Cinnamon Rolls - 6 Pack"  weren't labeled properly, creating a problem for customers with egg and wheat allergies and those who are gluten intolerant.

A customer complaint led to an internal investigation of the matter, Winn-Dixie explained, and prompted the recall.

Products affected by the recall were sold in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and now Winn-Dixie said it's working with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food and Drug Administration and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network to fix the problem.

Health Comes First on Back to School Checklist

Health Comes First on Back to School Checklist

HEALTH COMES FIRST ON BACK TO SCHOOL CHECKLIST

It’s important, it’s required, and this year it may cost less.

It may not be first on your child’s back-to-school checklist, but it should be. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida reminds parents that now is the time to confirm health exam and immunization requirements for first-time and returning students for grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

So before clothes, before supplies, check with your child’s school about what’s required, and give yourself enough time to schedule whatever exams and vaccinations are needed before school starts.  And this year, you may get a budget break, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.