Healthy Living

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  • Seasonal Health

How to Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter

Your body needs vitamin D to stay healthy and fight infections. While there are a number of ways to get vitamin D, the majority is produced by the body in...

  • Seasonal Health

How to Prevent Winter Falls

Each winter comes with the danger of slipping on patches of snow or ice. These hazards are especially dangerous for older adults. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal...

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  • Plan Information

How to Use Your Over-the-Counter (OTC) Benefit

Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO Saver Rx plan members have access to savings on eligible over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and health-related items by using your OTC benefit.

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  • Mental Health

Identifying Signs of Depression

Depression—long periods of overwhelming sadness and/or loss of interest in activities--is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. One in six people will experience depression at...

  • Nutrition

Rustic Italian Tomato Soup

Ingredients Servings: 4 16 oz. frozen mixed bell pepper strips (may be labeled "stir-fry mix") 14.5 oz. canned, no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained 1 3/4 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 1/2...

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Solutions for Bladder Control

What causes it? Urinary incontinence (UI) is loss of bladder control that results in leakage of urine. It occurs most often during coughing, sneezing, lifting, or exercising. There are many...

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  • Preventive Health

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...