The isolation of social distancing may have caused or enhanced feelings of social anxiety. Learn how to identify it and help manage your symptoms.
Wellness and Prevention
5 Tips to Avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
As the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter, many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Here are a few tips to combat the “seasonal blues” and keep your mental health on track.
Reminder for Caregivers: Care for Yourself, Too
Daily life can get busy with work, errands, and family needs. If you’re a caregiver, the demands may seem overwhelming.
5 Tips for When You’re Suddenly Sharing Living Space
You’ve been independent for a long time. Now, you may be sharing space with adult children, grandchildren, or other friends and family who need help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Telemedicine Brings a Doctor to Your Door
You stay in touch with friends on Facebook, ask Alexa for the weather, and text family with the latest news. Now, you can have a doctor come to you for a virtual house call, too.
A Doctor’s Guide to Choosing Allergy Medicine Wisely
By Wayne Rawlins, MD, MBA
Allergies can pop up throughout the year. You may be tempted to grab the closest antihistamine medicine to fend off your itchy eyes, sneezing, or a runny nose. Before you do, make sure the medicine won’t do more harm than good.
Dazed and Sniffling in the Cold-and-Flu Aisle: Tips for Buying OTC Medicines
You’re under the weather and on your way to the pharmacy’s cold-and-flu aisle. The colorful packages all promise relief. How do you know which to choose?
Moving and Eating
Yoga: Four Hidden Health Benefits
Considering yoga? Here are just a few of its health benefits.
Eat Your Heart Out: Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating
Love is in the air, making it the perfect time to talk about heart health!
Beware of Scams. Protect Your Personal Information!
Criminals sometimes claim to represent health insurance companies like ConnectiCare in attempts to scam people.
9 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Health Plan
You may have a choice of plans when choosing health insurance. Here are some questions to ask when you’re deciding what’s right for you (and possibly your family).
How To Keep Employees Engaged During Virtual Open Enrollment
Like almost everything at work, open enrollment is going virtual. Here are some ideas for how to do that successfully.
5 tips to make open enrollment easy
We hear the groans. Open enrollment is always around the corner, or so it may seem. We’ve got some tips in five easy-to-follow-steps.
Supporting Community Organizations Around Connecticut
ConnectiCare has always been dedicated to the health of the communities it serves. This past year, under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, that mission was more important than ever.
Safe Fall Activities for You and Your Family
Cooler days and nights don’t mean outdoor fun has to end. There are plenty of things you can do outside in Connecticut this fall.
Back to College: Staying Healthy on Campus
Many young adults will soon be moving to college campuses. Whether it’s your first time away from home or you’re returning from break, we have some advice to help you keep health on your schedule.
Trouble Sleeping? These Tricks Might Help.
Getting a good night’s sleep is more than satisfying: it plays a major role in our mental and physical health.
Family & You
Curious About Teal Pumpkins? They’re for an Allergy-Free Halloween.
Halloween should make you think of kids, costumes, and candy — not a trip to the emergency room.
Spreading Cheer From Afar: Holiday Gift Ideas
You may not have in-person gatherings for the holidays this year. But that doesn’t mean you don’t celebrate.