Archive | October, 2017

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How to Make Halloween Healthier for You and Your Children

Halloween can be scary. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins abound, but the most frightening part of Halloween might be how many calories our children bring home in their trick-or-treat bags. The candy in an average trick-or-treat bag can contain as much as 7,000 calories, according to Dr. Donna Arnett at the University of Alabama-Birmingham’s school of […]

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Prepare for Open Enrollment and Save on Health Care Costs

Texans covered by employer-sponsored health insurance plans and Medicare will soon select or switch their health benefits for 2018 during open enrollment periods. Consider the following tips as your open enrollment approaches: 1. Know your open enrollment dates Open enrollment isn’t the same day or at the same time for everyone: For the more than […]

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UnitedHealthcare Study: More Americans are Turning to Technology First to Evaluate and Access Health Care

More Americans are turning to technology to evaluate health conditions and access medical care, while others are still struggling with understanding basic health insurance terms, according to a new UnitedHealthcare study. These are some of the findings from the second annual UnitedHealthcare Consumer Sentiment Survey, which examines more than 1,000 Americans’ attitudes and opinions about […]

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Dr. John Krouse, dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine and vice president for health affairs (left), poses with Dave Milich, UnitedHealthcare of Texas CEO, during an event on Sept. 28 celebrating the UTRGV School of Medicine and United Health Foundation partnership. UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy

UnitedHealth Group Celebrates UTRGV Mobile Medical Clinic Achievements

On Sept. 28, UnitedHealth Group (UHG) joined the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) – a United Health Foundation grant partner – in Edinburgh, Texas, for a dedication ceremony of its mobile medical clinic. “Unimóvil” was made possible through a three-year, $2.88 million United Health Foundation grant in 2014. Through its recent integration […]

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