Wellness

Browse through the topics in our wellness library to discover best practices around staying healthy as you age and how CarePartners of Connecticut can help.

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  • Staying Healthy

What You Can Do to Age Well

Get your health screenings Preventive health screenings are important because they can find diseases early when they are easier to treat and can help prevent some diseases from occurring. Your...

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  • Preventive Health
  • Staying Healthy

When to Talk to Your Doctor About Bladder Control

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a loss of bladder control. Your whole bladder may empty, or you may have small leaks. UI is a common problem, and women are twice as...

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  • Women's Health

Your Guide to Weight Loss Over 60

Weight loss basics The basics of weight loss are the same at any age – burn more calories than you consume and eat a healthy diet with more fruits, vegetables...

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  • Staying Healthy
  • Preventive Health

How Much Alcohol Consumption Is Too Much?

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism recommends that alcohol consumption for people over age 65 should be no more than seven drinks a week and no more than...

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  • Staying Healthy

2021 Healthy Reward Program

Earn rewards for staying healthy! Doing what it takes to stay healthy can reward you in many different ways. CarePartners of Connecticut HMO and PPO members can earn a $75...

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  • Preventive Health

5 Ways To Help Prevent Heart Disease

What is Heart Disease? Heart disease refers to a variety of heart conditions, including, heart attack, stroke, abnormal heart beats (heart arrhythmias), and heart defects (congenital heart defects). Most forms...

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  • Staying Healthy

Are X-rays Dangerous? What You Should Know

Diagnostic imaging studies can be extremely valuable in the diagnosis of illness and disease. However, people often ask questions about the potential risks associated with these procedures. The general risks...

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  • Preventive Health

Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

What is diabetes? Diabetes is when your blood glucose or 'blood sugar' is too high. Your body turns most food into glucose or sugar, to use for energy. Your pancreas...

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  • Plan Information

Are You in the Medicare Part D Donut Hole?

Many people think of the delicious treat when they hear “donut hole” and not the terrifying gap in prescription drug coverage that all Medicare prescription drug plans are required to...