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Five Tips for Creating a Culture of Wellness in the Workplace

Implementing a wellness program is not a new idea, but it is an important business decision that involves a company’s most valuable assets — its employees. Benefits of workplace wellness programs may include increased employee satisfaction, increased productivity, reduced attrition, lower absenteeism and lower medical costs. In fact, nearly 60 percent of employees with access […]

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UnitedHealth Group Ranks as One of America’s Most Community-Minded Companies for Sixth Consecutive Year

This week, UnitedHealth Group was listed as one of America’s most community-minded companies in The Civic 50, an annual initiative by Points of Light recognizing companies that improve quality of life in their communities. UnitedHealth Group has been included in the rankings every year since The Civic 50 initiative began in 2012. Through community-centered programs, […]

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UnitedHealthcare-Sponsored Program is Teaching Kids how to Eat and Live Healthier Lives

  UnitedHealthcare of North Texas partners with the Junior League of Dallas to support Kids in the Kitchen, a nationally-recognized health education program that empowers kindergarteners through 5th graders to learn how to make healthy meals while also educating them and their parents about nutrition and healthy food choices. UnitedHealthcare’s assistance enables Junior League of […]

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Five Healthcare Trends to Watch

New technologies and programs are helping make health care more efficient and accessible for more Americans. Here are five health care trends to watch. Fitness Trackers: The wearable-technology market is booming; the industry’s value is expected to reach $31.2 billion by the end of 2020, according to a recent research report. This is good news […]

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Happy Mother’s Day: Five Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth

Mother’s Day is an ideal time for families in Texas to think about expectant mothers’ and babies’ health, and raise awareness about how to increase the likelihood of a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery. One out of 10 babies nationwide each year is born premature, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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The Good, Bad and Confusing: Sugar and Your Health

Since 1990, the rate of obesity among adults nationwide has increased more than 150 percent. In Texas, 32.4 percent of adults are obese, according to the latest America’s Health Rankings®  report. In recent years, there have been questions about carbohydrates and sugar as contributing factors to obesity. Low-carbohydrate diets have been touted as the key […]

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Five Tips to Help Save on Health Care Expenses

Over the last 10 years, out-of-pocket health care costs for Americans have more than doubled, with medical expenses now accounting for 8 percent of annual household spending, according to the Consumer Expenditure Figures. With national health care spending now exceeding $3.2 trillion annually, it is crucial for Texans residents to become more thoughtful health care […]

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Wounded Veterans Pedaled 500-plus Miles Through Texas for the 2017 UnitedHealthcare Texas Challenge

More than 100 wounded veterans, first responders and their supporters departed from San Antonio Monday, April 3 for a 500-mile bicycle ride as part of the 2017 UnitedHealthcare Texas Challenge. The UnitedHealthcare Texas Challenge benefited the injured veteran riders of Project Hero, a national non-profit organization that helps veterans and first responders affected by injury, […]

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