Sunday is an opportunity to recognize fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers, and the important role they play in our families’ well-being. June is also men’s health month, an annual reminder of the many health challenges men face. These include lower life expectancy (76 years for men vs. 81 years for women); lower likelihood of visits […]
UnitedHealthcare recently teamed with former Texas Longhorns All-American and NFL Pro Bowl safety Michael Griffin to donate new DrumFIT kits to Round Rock ISD. DrumFIT curriculum combines cardio, choreography and music to address students’ physical, emotional and intellectual needs. The donation was made possible by a $10,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to Griffin’s Dreambuilders program.
The Houston Business Journal recently named UnitedHealthcare of South Texas as one of the healthiest employers in the Houston area. The 31 companies recognized on the 2018 list were ranked according to their culture, leadership’s commitment to health, communications and marketing surrounding wellbeing initiatives, programming and interventions, and reporting.
United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report provides the latest check-up on the health and wellbeing of the nation’s seniors. Using 34 measures of health, the report highlights successes and challenges the population faces on a national and state-by-state basis. Texas ranked 41st this year. Utah ranks as the healthiest state for seniors, […]
Hearing loss is a significant health issue in Texas and across the country, affecting more than 48 million people nationwide. It could become even more widespread in the coming years: more than 1.1 billion young adults worldwide are at risk of developing hearing loss, according to a study by the World Health Organization. Spurring the […]
Mother’s Day is an ideal time for expectant mothers to become aware of the technology UnitedHealthcare has designed to help pregnant women take steps toward a healthier pregnancy and delivery. The UnitedHealthcare Healthy Pregnancy mobile app is an interactive program that provides expectant women with personalized content and 24/7 nurse support during pregnancy and after […]
For the eighth consecutive year, UnitedHealth Group is the top-ranking company in the insurance and managed care sector on FORTUNE’s 2018 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list. The company ranked first in seven out of the nine key attributes of reputation – innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, and […]
Up to half of adults don’t follow their medication regimen. The main reason? Forgetfulness. The next three reasons – running out of medication, being away from home, or skipping doses to save money – can be alleviated with a little planning and research. Nearly half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug, and […]
If you haven’t seen your doctor lately, you’re probably unaware that you could have high blood pressure, which means your life is at risk. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), about half of American adults have high blood pressure, and most are unaware that they have it. High blood pressure – also called […]
With tax day around the corner on April 17, it’s time to gather those W-2s and financial statements in hopes that your return will equal a big check. Know what may help? Health-related tax deductions, which can add up for those who qualify. While crunching the numbers may require some due diligence, such as sorting […]