Health New England | Health Matters | Wellness Guide 2019

2 ∞ Health & Wellness Guide | 2019 4 To Your Good Health 5 Why Mental Health Matters 8 Common and Less Common Heart Attack Signs 10 Stroke: A Race Against Time 11 Colonoscopy: Don’t Put It Off 14 Healthy Foods to Control Blood Sugar 15 Turkey Salad with Cranberries and Pecans 16 Diabetes: Weight Loss Can Help 17 Leaving the Hospital? Avoid a Repeat Visit 18 Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Visit 20 Vaccines Aren’t Just for Kids 22 Bone Density and Osteoporosis Risk 23 Coping with Urinary Incontinence 24 Detecting Breast Cancer 25 Taking Medications the Right Way 27 Small Steps to Move More Every Day 28 Is It Simply Aging or Is It Alzheimer’s? 29 Advance Care Planning 30 How’s Your Health Plan? 31 We’re Here to Help You INSIDE How’s Your Blood Pressure? Keep your blood pressure in check—know your numbers. Page 6 Staying on Top of Diabetes These tests and exams can help you stay healthy. Page 12 Preventing Falls as You Age Here’s how to reduce your risk of injury. Page 26 Member Services Local: (413) 787-0010 Toll-Free: (877) 443-3314 TTY: 711 Member Services Hours 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Friday (Oct. 1 – Mar. 31: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., seven days a week) Mailing Address Health New England Attn: Medicare Advantage One Monarch Place, Suite 1500 Springfield, MA 01144-1500 Website