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Details: CarePartners of Connecticut is a health care plan created with doctors to take the stress out of Medicare. Medicare Advantage Created with Doctors. The CarePartners of Connecticut Medicare Advantage plan was created with doctors to provide easy access to the care you deserve.

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Center For Healthy Aging

Details: With CarePartners of Connecticut, your primary care provider goes beyond the office visit to coordinate all of your health care needs. Medicare Advantage Less Stressful. CarePartners of Connecticut is a health care plan created with doctors to take the stress out of Medicare.

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Palliative Care Senior Health Services

Details: Some doctors, nurses, and other health care workers have been giving this type of care for a long time. The number of palliative care providers around the country is increasing. So is the number of programs to train health professionals in palliative care. More and more health professionals are realizing that palliative care is "good medicine."

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Ayurveda Senior Health Services

Details: Ayurveda, or ayurvedic medicine, is a healthy-lifestyle system that people in India have used for more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda emphasizes good health and prevention and treatment of illness through lifestyle practices (such as massage, meditation, yoga, and dietary changes) and the use of herbal remedies.

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Molluscum Contagiosum Senior Health Services

Details: Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection that causes small pearly or flesh-colored bumps. The bumps may be clear, and the center often is indented. The infection is caused by a virus. The virus is easily spread but is not harmful. This infection is most common …

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Kegel Exercises Senior Health Services

Details: Kegel exercises make your pelvic floor muscles stronger. These muscles control your urine flow and help hold your pelvic organs in place. Doctors often prescribe Kegels for: Stress incontinence. This means leaking urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, jog, or lift something heavy. Urge

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Vaginal Yeast Infections Senior Health Services

Details: So can certain health problems, like diabetes or HIV infection. What are the symptoms? A yeast infection causes itching or soreness in the vagina and sometimes causes pain or burning when you urinate or have sex. Some women also have a thick, clumpy, white discharge that has no odor and looks a little like cottage cheese.

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Scalp Problems Senior Health Services

Details: Trichotillomania is a mental health problem in which a person pulls out his or her own hair, usually from the head, eyelashes, and eyebrows. Side effects of medicines or medical treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Recent surgery, high fever, or emotional stress. You may have a lot of hair loss 4 weeks to 3 months after severe

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Details: Health & Wellness – General: American Council on Science and Health . The ACSH is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food and nutrition. American Running Association. American Running Association is a nonprofit, educational association of runners, medical professionals, and corporations. DiscoveryHealth.com

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Nosebleeds Senior Health Services

Details: Recent health events, such as surgery or injury. These kinds of events can cause symptoms afterwards or make them more serious. Your health habits and lifestyle, such as eating and exercise habits, smoking, alcohol or drug use, sexual history, and travel.

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Clubfoot Senior Health Services

Details: Clubfoot present at birth can point to further health problems because clubfoot can be linked with other conditions such as spina bifida. For this reason, as soon as clubfoot is noticed, it's important that the infant be screened for other health conditions. Clubfoot can also be the result of problems that affect the nerve, muscle, and bone

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Medicare Hospice Benefit Senior Health Services

Details: Medicare is a health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older, for some people younger than 65 who have disabilities, and for people with long-term (chronic) kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant. Medicare is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of …

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Mouth Sores Senior Health Services

Details: Mouth sores may make eating and talking painful. The most common mouth sores are cold sores and canker sores. In severe cases of canker sores, a doctor may prescribe a medicine to ease inflammation and pain. Other possible causes of mouth sores include: Impetigo. Symptoms may include oozing

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Vaginal Yeast Infections Senior Health Services

Details: Other causes include certain health problems, like diabetes, and high estrogen levels from pregnancy or hormone therapy. What are the symptoms? A yeast infection causes itching or soreness in the vagina. It sometimes causes pain or burning when you urinate or have sex. Some women also have a thick, clumpy, white discharge that has no odor and

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Bacterial Vaginosis Senior Health Services

Details: Bacterial vaginosis usually doesn't cause other health problems. But in some cases it can lead to serious problems. If you have it when you are pregnant, it increases the risk of miscarriage, early (preterm) delivery, and uterine infection after pregnancy.

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Kidney Stones Senior Health Services

Details: Kidney stones form when a change occurs in the normal balance of water, salts, minerals, and other things in urine. The most common cause is not drinking enough water. Some people are more likely to get kidney stones because of a medical condition, such as gout. They may also be an inherited disease.

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Meniscus Tear: Rehabilitation Exercises Senior Health

Details: A meniscus tear is a common knee joint injury. How well the knee will heal and whether surgery will be needed depends in large part on the type of tear and how bad the tear is. Work with your doctor to plan a rehabilitation (rehab) program that helps you regain as much strength and …

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Dilation and Curettage (D&C) Senior Health Services

Details: Dilation and curettage is a type of procedure. It is often called a D&C. It removes tissue from inside your uterus. The doctor may do this to find out if the tissue is not normal. Or it might be done to stop severe bleeding. During a D&C, the cervix is opened gently so that tissue can …

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Dry Coughs Senior Health Services

Details: Dry coughs that continue after other cold symptoms clear or that occur without other symptoms may be caused by a variety of health problems. Some people start coughing when they breathe very dry, heated air. This can be caused by environmental irritation or allergies. This type of cough may be more noticeable when you

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Contact Us hhcseniorservices.org Senior Health Services

Details: Learn more about Contact Us at hhcseniorservices.org. GoodLife Fitness. The program helps any adult on their path to “living the good life” through exercise and wellness.

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Hiccups Senior Health Services

Details: Hiccups occur when a spasm contracts the diaphragm, a large sheet of muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. This spasm causes an intake of breath that is suddenly stopped by the closure of the vocal cords (glottis). This closure causes the characteristic "hiccup" sound. Hiccups affect males more often than females.

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Fractured Rib Senior Health Services

Details: A rib fracture is a crack or break in one of the bones of the rib cage. A break in the thick tissue (cartilage) that connects the ribs to the breastbone may also be called a fractured rib, even if the bone itself is not broken. The most common cause of a fractured rib is a direct …

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Penile Implants for Erection Problems Senior Health Services

Details: Penile implants to treat erection problems (erectile dysfunction) are either semirigid (noninflatable) or inflatable cylinders. They replace the spongy tissue (corpora cavernosum) inside the penis that fills with blood during an erection. The implants come in a variety of diameters and lengths. Noninflatable (or

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Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Test Senior Health Services

Details: Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a gaseous waste product from metabolism. The blood carries carbon dioxide to your lungs, where it is exhaled. More than 90% of it in your blood exists in the form of bicarbonate (HCO3). The rest of it is either dissolved carbon dioxide gas (CO2) or carbonic acid (H2CO3). Your kidneys and lungs

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News hhcseniorservices.org Senior Health Services

Details: Advantage News. A publication for MyHealthy Advantage members. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, this free club membership program is dedicated to the health and wellness of area residents 55 and above.

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Typhoid Vaccines: What You Need to Know Senior Health

Details: There are two vaccines to prevent typhoid fever. One is an inactivated (killed) vaccine and the other is a live, attenuated (weakened) vaccine. Your health care provider can help you decide which type of typhoid vaccine is best for you. Inactivated typhoid vaccine is administered as an injection (shot). It may be given to people 2 years and older.

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Care at the End of Life Senior Health Services

Details: Check your health plan for specific information about hospice coverage. Also, if you qualify for Medicare benefits, hospice services are covered through the Medicare hospice benefit . For more information on choosing hospice, see the topic Hospice Care .

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Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs Senior Health

Details: Your doctor will talk with you about your symptoms and past health and will do a physical exam. During the exam, your doctor will check your pulse at your groin, behind your knee, on the inner ankle, and on the top of your foot. Your pulse shows the strength of blood flow. An absent or weak pulse in these spots is a sign of PAD.

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Anal Fissure Senior Health Services

Details: An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum (anal canal) that causes pain during bowel movements. Anal fissures don't lead to more serious problems. Most anal fissures heal with home treatment after a few days or weeks. These are called short-term (acute) anal fissures. If you have an anal fissure that hasn't healed after 8 to

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Breast Pain (Mastalgia) Senior Health Services

Details: Many women have breast tenderness and pain, also called mastalgia. It may come and go with monthly periods (cyclic) or may not follow any pattern (noncyclic). Cyclic pain is the most common type of breast pain. It may be caused by the normal monthly changes in …

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Baker's Cyst Senior Health Services

Details: Discusses Baker's cyst (also called popliteal cyst), a pocket of fluid that forms a lump behind the knee. Covers causes such as swelling from arthritis and knee injury. Discusses symptoms. Covers treatment, including things to do at home and surgery.

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Women's Health Senior Health Services

Details: Provides links to info on common concerns of women's health. Includes info on birth control, hormone therapy for menopause symptoms, abnormal pap tests, and fertility problems. Also looks at pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period.

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Hydrocele Senior Health Services

Details: A hydrocele is a painless buildup of watery fluid around one or both testicles that causes the scrotum or groin area to swell. This swelling may be unsightly and uncomfortable, but it usually is not painful and generally is not dangerous. Although hydroceles are common in …

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Swollen Lymph Nodes Senior Health Services

Details: The lymph nodes in the groin (femoral or inguinal lymph nodes) may swell from an injury or infection in the foot, leg, groin, or genitals. In rare cases, testicular cancer, lymphoma, or melanoma may cause a lump in this area. Glands above the collarbone (supraclavicular lymph nodes) may swell from an infection or tumor in the areas of the lungs

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Men's Health Senior Health Services

Details: Provides links to topics that cover men's health issues. Includes info on birth control methods, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and choosing surgery or radiation to treat prostate cancer.

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Types of Bradycardia Senior Health Services

Details: There are several types of slow heart rates ( bradycardias or bradyarrhythmias). Each type carries a specific risk of complications and treatment options. Some of the types are described here. Sinus bradycardia When a person has sinus bradycardia, the heart rate is …

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Ammonia Test Senior Health Services

Details: A health professional uses a needle to take a blood sample, usually from the arm. If the sample is taken from an artery. A sample of blood from an artery is usually taken from the inside of the wrist (radial artery). But it can also be taken from an artery in the groin (femoral artery) or on the inside of the arm above the elbow crease

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About Us hhcseniorservices.org Senior Health Services

Details: Senior Health Services News; About Us. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is committed to helping seniors remain as healthy and independent as possible through every stage of their lives. With services spanning a wide array of wellness and preventive care –from fitness and nutrition to pet therapy and more – seniors are able to continue

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Children's Health Senior Health Services

Details: Provides links to info on child growth and development topics. Also includes links to info on illnesses that might affect a child's health. Topics listed include immunizations, healthy eating …

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Physician-Assisted Death Senior Health Services

Details: Choosing a Health Care Agent; Physician-Assisted Death. Treatment Overview. Physician-assisted death is a practice by which doctors provide the means for a person with a terminal illness to voluntarily cause their own death. In most cases, the doctor prescribes lethal doses of medicine.

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Pinworms Senior Health Services

Details: Pinworms are a type of parasite that lives in the digestive system of humans. They are common throughout the world. Adult pinworms are about 0.5 in. (12.7 mm) long and look like little white threads. Pinworm eggs are so tiny, you'd need a microscope to see them.

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Prostatitis Senior Health Services

Details: A doctor can often tell if you have prostatitis by asking about your symptoms and past health. He or she will also do a physical exam, including a digital rectal exam. In this test, the doctor puts a gloved, lubricated finger in your rectum to feel your prostate. You may also need blood and urine tests to find out which type of prostatitis you

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Rubella (German Measles) Senior Health Services

Details: This is more likely to happen in college, military, health care, and child care settings and among people who have recently moved to the United States from other countries. footnote 1 If you are planning to become pregnant and don't know if you're immune to rubella, get a blood test to find out.

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Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis Senior Health

Details: Laparoscopy is the most common procedure used to diagnose and remove mild to moderate endometriosis. Instead of using a large incision in the belly, the surgeon inserts a lighted viewing tool called a laparoscope through a small incision. If better access is needed, the surgeon makes one or two more small incisions for inserting other surgical

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Chilblains (Perniosis) Senior Health Services

Details: Topic Overview. Chilblains (perniosis, also known as pernio) is a reaction to cold, nonfreezing temperatures. It is seen most often in young people who have Raynaud's phenomenon and people who are exposed to damp, cold weather.. Symptoms develop 2 to 14 hours after exposure to cold and usually affect the hands, ears, lower legs, or feet.

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Infant and Toddler Health Senior Health Services

Details: Provides links to topics that cover common parenting questions about infant and toddler health. Includes info on how to stop thumb-sucking, how to manage an episode of croup, and whether to give your child antibiotics for an ear infection.

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