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Staying Healthy

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

Alcohol is processed by the body more slowly as we age. Understanding these changes and adjusting how much alcohol you can safely drink is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle.

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Understanding Your Health

What Happens to Your Vision as You Age?

Age-related eyesight changes are normal and may be one of the first things you notice as you age. You may have trouble seeing as clearly as you once did, or it may be difficult to see in the dark. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, you should still have your eyes examined to prevent eye disease and maintain your eye health.

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Understanding Your Health

Five Ways to Improve Achy Joints

Eat a healthy diet - Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce stress on your joints. Exercise regularly - Moderate exercise can help strengthen muscles around joints. It can also help reduce wear and tear on your joints, which can help prevent injury and may reduce the risk of osteoarthritis. Talk ...

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Managing Your Care

Solutions for Bladder Control

As you get older, problems with bladder control or urinary incontinence (UI) are common for both men and women. It’s important to talk to your doctor about any bladder control issues because incontinence issues can often be cured or improved.

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Understanding Your Health

Are X-rays Dangerous? What You Should Know

Diagnostic imaging studies can be extremely valuable in the diagnosis of illness and disease, but people often ask questions about the potential risks associated with these procedures. Learn more in this article. 

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Staying Healthy

Preventing Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in older adults. Oftentimes, people in the initial stages of glaucoma suffer no symptoms, so regular screenings are important for finding and treating the condition early. 

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Understanding Your Health

The Importance of Preventive Health

Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred is committed to helping you lead a healthy, active lifestyle. As part of this commitment, we encourage you to use our preventive health services. Taking part in preventive health helps to stop illness before it happens and is one of the best ways you can stay healthy.

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