Data Brokers Sell Your Personal Online Information

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Would you walk up to a stranger on the street and give him or her your name, date of birth, home address, number of children, likes, dislikes and other personal information?

Probably not, but every time you use the Internet, that information is collected and stored in a database. Your personal data is made available for sale to marketing companies, direct Internet sales, and anyone else who wants to target you as a potential customer…or victim of fraud.

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What To Expect From Daylight Savings Time

“Fall Back” at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 2

Time ChangeEven in Florida, the fall season signals a change in seasons, with slightly cooler weather and shorter days. In addition, many Americans suffer from an additional loss of light due to Daylight Savings Time. This sudden change in schedule can be jarring to your Circadian rhythm, but if you know what to expect, you can prepare long before the time shift occurs.

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What Halloween Safety Means For You

Halloween CupcakesAlthough a lot of Halloween advice has to do with keeping kids safe, grownups need to protect their safety as well. Anytime that there are more people out and about – especially on a dark night – it holds the potential for safety hazards.

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Know Your Numbers for National Health Education Week

Healthy_LifeNational Health Education Week is upon us next week– and it’s time to make sure your important health numbers are right where they should be.

If you have prediabetes or diabetes, it’s especially important to keep your numbers in check. Even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms, you need to stay mindful of important numbers like your blood cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and weight. These figures can help you and your doctor keep an eye on your health and make important decisions about diet, exercise and medication.

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Teaching Your Kids the Best Ways to Respond To Bullies

Stop BullyingBullying is a national epidemic – and it’s one that parents and kids can work together on in order to solve. This year we’re honoring the ninth annual National Bullying Prevention month by sharing some important tips that you can use as a parent to help your child react to and resist bullying.

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Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween party with children wearing fancy costumesIs Halloween a time for you to stretch your creative muscles? There are two distinct camps when it comes to costumes – those who like to buy and those who like to “DIY,” or Do It Yourself. If you fall into the second category and need some inspiration, fortunately, there are a lot of creative ideas to be found online!

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Light Up Your Night This Halloween

Group of Halloween pumpkinsEven though Halloween is one of the most popular holidays during the year, it’s also one of the most dangerous. Along with Fourth of July and Memorial Day, it’s in the top three holidays responsible for sending kids to the emergency room.

Whether you are staying at home and passing out candy or taking the little ones around the block, you can make your Halloween a lot safer by “lighting up.”

Once the sun goes down, there’s a lot of potential for injuries and accidents. By using light strategically on costumes or around your home, you can be sure that everyone has a safe and fun time.

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Tips for Fall Fitness

Help and support signpostWhen fall rolls around, a lot of people get ready for the “holiday weight gain,” which subsequently results in New Year’s resolutions that never get met. Instead of putting off your new fitness routine until the next year, you can get started now.

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Introducing The FHCP Flu Shot OPEN ACCESS Program

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Florida Health Care Plans has started a new flu shot program called OPEN ACCESS.

If a FHCP Primary Care or WorkForce Wellness Center is OPEN, then a member has ACCESS to a flu shot.

Please call the FHCP Flu Shot Hotline at 1-866-281-5812 for more information.

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Get Involved This Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Breast Cancer AwarenessAre you looking for something new beyond the typical race or marathon to do this October to raise awareness about breast cancer and prevention? There are many ways you can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer – and it’s never too late to lend your support to the cause. Supporting breast cancer research can help save lives.

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