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Efrem Castillo, M.D., is the chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement

An Unexpected Way Seniors Can Steer Clear of the Hospital

If you’re over 65 and notice that you’re trekking to doctor appointments more frequently than you used to or your medicine cabinet is growing increasingly crowded, you’re not alone.   Most of us have accepted the reality that our bodies need more care and attention as we age, and so we dutifully do all the […]

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Stephanie Kellam, UnitedHealthcare Student Wellness Coordinator, Receives 2018 Texas Health Champion Award

UnitedHealthcare student wellness coordinator Stephanie Kellam has been recognized as a 2018 Texas Health Champion by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living in Austin, Texas. The Texas Health Champion Award is bestowed to individuals or organizations who have mobilized community efforts to prevent and reduce obesity and promote physical activity and healthy […]

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How Employers Can Help Curb Health Care Costs During Open Enrollment

Technology continues to reshape how employers select and offer health care benefits to employees, putting access to information at our fingertips and creating a more seamless and interactive health care experience. At the same time, these advances may help employees become savvier users of health care, helping simplify and personalize their journey toward health and, […]

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 Don Langer, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas (center right) and employee volunteers present a $5,000 grant to Heather Patrick, CEO, Prevent Blindness Texas (center left).

Houston Kids Receive Free Vision Screenings, Eye Exams and Prescription Glasses at Back-to-School Event

Houston-area children and families received free vision screenings, vouchers for comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses as part of a back-to-school public health event at the BakerRipley Leonel Castillo Community Center. Certified pediatric vision screeners from Prevent Blindness Texas conducted the screenings, and any child identified with the need for prescription eyewear will receive a […]

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UnitedHealthcare “Benefit Assist” Program Makes Benefit Payouts Faster and Easier For Employees

Employees enrolled in UnitedHealthcare accident, critical illness or hospital indemnity protection plans can now receive benefit payouts faster and easier through UnitedHealthcare’s industry-first Supplemental Health Benefit Assist Program. Benefit Assist features a team of UnitedHealthcare Benefit Assistants who contact an eligible plan participant following a qualifying critical illness diagnosis, hospital stay or serious accident. The […]

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How Companies Can Boost Their Employee Well-being Programs

An increasing number of companies are implementing well-being programs to help their employees live healthier lives, reduce health care costs, and improve employee productivity and satisfaction. A recent employer survey by Willis Towers Watson found that 72 percent of U.S. companies “aim to improve their health and well-being strategies and programs over the next three […]

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How to Put a Healthier Spin on Summertime Sweets

Summer is filled with sugary goodies that can tempt kids — and kids at heart. As temperatures spike over 100 degrees, grab-and-go popsicles and endless varieties of ice cream can sometimes seem like the only option to cool down. However, there are ways to swap in a few healthier items. To inspire you to think […]

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True or False: What to Know When It Comes to Sun Protection

We’re in the heat of summer, and many people are rushing off to cool down in pools or nearby lakes. But before you seek relief from the heat, it’s important to first take the time to protect your skin. Below, Dr. Jennifer Malin, UnitedHealthcare’s senior medical director of oncology and genetics, sets the record straight […]

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