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Is Binge-Watching Affecting Your Health?

With a wide variety of video streaming services available today, viewers can watch TV shows and movies whenever, wherever and for however long they want, which has led to an increase in binge-watching. In a 2017 study of people 18 to 25 years old, more than 80 percent identified as binge-watchers. Watching a full season […]

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UnitedHealthcare is Helping Consumers Comparison Shop for Health Care

Hospitals are posting costs for medical services online, responding to a new federal requirement that took effect January 1. But is this new requirement actually helping people more effectively comparison shop for health care? While access to hospital charges provides people a starting point, the information might not help the millions of people with health […]

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Oral Health and the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is affecting countless lives and communities across Texas and the country. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports that opiods are the cause of more than 130 overdose deaths in the United States each day. The economic cost exceeds $500 billion annually, according to a study from The Council of […]

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Virtual Care: Three Things That May Surprise You

Oftentimes scheduling and attending a doctor’s office visit can be challenging. It may involve juggling work and childcare schedules, lengthy travel time and time spent sitting in a crowded waiting room. It’s no wonder virtual care (also known as remote care, telehealth, telemedicine or online visits) is growing in popularity. Instead of an in-person visit, […]

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Tips to Help Prevent and Treat Hearing Loss

More than 90 percent of Americans know that exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing loss; however, just 50 percent correctly recognized that both one-time exposure to a loud sound and cumulative exposure to moderately loud sounds can harm hearing health, according to a recent UnitedHealthcare survey. Hearing loss affects more than 48 million people […]

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Tips to Help Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, Texans make New Year’s resolutions, many of which improve their health and wealth. In fact, more than one-third (35 percent) of Americans plan to make health-related New Year’s resolutions this year, while a nearly equal number (34 percent) have vowed to improve their financial well-being, according to a new UnitedHealthcare survey. What are […]

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Make the Most of Your Health Plan Before Year’s End

With only days left in 2018, consider these five health tips to make the most of your health plan before the end of the year:   Get Ahead of Health Issues: People with employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare and Medicaid plans have access to a slew of preventive services that can help detect diseases and encourage well-being. […]

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UnitedHealthcare of Texas and the Dallas Cowboys Give Toys to Children in DFW Hospitals

UnitedHealthcare and the Dallas Cowboys recently visited patients in Dallas and Fort Worth children’s hospitals. Cowboys players and cheerleaders handed patients “game socks” loaded with treats and a special toy provided by the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. Players visited patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, […]

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