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UnitedHealthcare Integrates Wearable Devices from Samsung and Garmin into Motion Wellness Program

Wearable devices from Samsung and Garmin can now be used as part of UnitedHealthcare Motion™, a wellness program that offers people financial incentives for meeting daily walking goals. The Samsung Gear Fit2Pro and Gear Sport, as well as the Garmin vívosmart® 3, have been integrated and validated with Qualcomm Life’s 2net™ platform for medical-grade connectivity […]

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National Prematurity Awareness Month: Dispelling Five Common Pregnancy Myths

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, a time for families to think about the health of expectant mothers and babies, and how to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery. One out of 10 babies nationwide each year is born prematurely, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While preterm births represent […]

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UnitedHealthcare of Texas and United Health Foundation Philanthropic Partners Help Rebuild Houston

On Nov. 14, UnitedHealthcare of Texas employee volunteers helped rebuild Hope Farms, an urban farm in Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood. UHC was joined by volunteers from United Health Foundation grant recipients the University of Houston, Houston Food Bank, Recipe for Success and Give an Hour to plant citrus trees and build storm-resilient planters. During a short […]

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UnitedHealth Group Awarded Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles for Seventh Consecutive Year

The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) has recognized UnitedHealth Group with the 2017 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award for the seventh consecutive year. UnitedHealth Group is only one of 16 companies to receive the top-tier Platinum Award, which recognizes employers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to improving their employee’s physical as well as emotional […]

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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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UnitedHealthcare Study Finds Americans Who Volunteer Feel Healthier and Happier

A new study by UnitedHealthcare and VolunteerMatch found employee volunteerism positively affects the health and well-being of the people who participate, and strengthens their connections to their employers. The 2017 Doing Good is Good for You Study reveals 75 percent of U.S. adults feel physically healthier by volunteering. The mental and emotional benefits of volunteering […]

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