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UnitedHealthcare Alief Clinic Opens in Southwest Houston

UnitedHealthcare has opened a clinic in the heart of southwest Houston’s Alief neighborhood, providing UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid members in the area with a convenient place to go for medical and behavioral support. Additionally, the UnitedHealthcare Alief Clinic offers over-the-phone services, including scheduling and a nurse-led helpline to address medical concerns and route patients to […]

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Is Binge-Watching Affecting Your Health?

With a wide variety of video streaming services available today, viewers can watch TV shows and movies whenever, wherever and for however long they want, which has led to an increase in binge-watching. In a 2017 study of people 18 to 25 years old, more than 80 percent identified as binge-watchers. Watching a full season […]

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UnitedHealthcare is Helping Consumers Comparison Shop for Health Care

Hospitals are posting costs for medical services online, responding to a new federal requirement that took effect January 1. But is this new requirement actually helping people more effectively comparison shop for health care? While access to hospital charges provides people a starting point, the information might not help the millions of people with health […]

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Oral Health and the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is affecting countless lives and communities across Texas and the country. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports that opiods are the cause of more than 130 overdose deaths in the United States each day. The economic cost exceeds $500 billion annually, according to a study from The Council of […]

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UnitedHealthcare Sponsors 2019 Special Olympics Texas Winter Games

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas was again a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Winter Games. 2019 marks UnitedHealthcare’s fourth year as a Year-Round Co-Sponsor, demonstrating support for SOTX and its shared mission of helping Texans live healthier lives. Participation in 26th annual winter games was at an all-time high for SOTX. More […]

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UnitedHealthcare Expands Navigate4Me to Bring Personalized, Holistic Care to More People

UnitedHealthcare is significantly expanding its Navigate4Me program to bring the benefits of personalized, holistic care to more people enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans. Navigate4Me offers concierge services from health navigators who support and guide people through the complexities of a fragmented health care system. UnitedHealthcare launched the program in fall 2017 for people enrolled […]

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Virtual Care: Three Things That May Surprise You

Oftentimes scheduling and attending a doctor’s office visit can be challenging. It may involve juggling work and childcare schedules, lengthy travel time and time spent sitting in a crowded waiting room. It’s no wonder virtual care (also known as remote care, telehealth, telemedicine or online visits) is growing in popularity. Instead of an in-person visit, […]

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Tips to Help Prevent and Treat Hearing Loss

More than 90 percent of Americans know that exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing loss; however, just 50 percent correctly recognized that both one-time exposure to a loud sound and cumulative exposure to moderately loud sounds can harm hearing health, according to a recent UnitedHealthcare survey. Hearing loss affects more than 48 million people […]

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Tips to Help Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, Texans make New Year’s resolutions, many of which improve their health and wealth. In fact, more than one-third (35 percent) of Americans plan to make health-related New Year’s resolutions this year, while a nearly equal number (34 percent) have vowed to improve their financial well-being, according to a new UnitedHealthcare survey. What are […]

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