(April 23, 2013) - The integration of eye care with diabetes management has been well documented. Eye care professionals can identify persons with diabetes and partner with primary care providers in the care of their disease.
The people of this enterprise are supporting local efforts to build vibrant neighborhoods and donating their time, talents and funds at record levels to a host of worthy causes and charitable organizations to improve their communities and the lives of their neighbors. They are making a real difference by being engaged and active citizens, creating a more secure and hopeful future for millions of people. In this report, we share just a few of their stories.
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(Jan. 8, 2011) - This report describes the results of a study conducted to examine family caregivers’ receptivity to technology. In particular, the study assessed how helpful 12 technologies would be in supporting caregivers or helping them provide care. These 12 technologies can be viewed as characteristic of the types of technologies that might be attractive to technology‑using family caregivers. The study also delved into barriers to the use of technology, factors influencing use of technology, and trusted sources of information about technology.
The federal government is confronting a substantial fiscal challenge and policymakers will need to consider a range of policy changes to bring the budget closer to balance.
There is now widespread agreement that paying health care providers on a fee-for-service basis is a key factor affecting health care quality and affordability.
(Sept. 17, 2012) – Research published today in the journal Pediatrics (October 2012) illustrates that JOIN for MESM, a community-based pediatric obesity lifestyle intervention program developed by UnitedHealth Group, resulted in clinically significant reduction in excess weight and improved health-related quality of life among overweight and obese children.
(June 7, 2012) – A new survey finds the nation’s centenarians are just as active – physically and socially – as boomers half their age.
(May 10, 2012) – The majority of consumers believe video games should encourage physical activity and that “physically active” video games can complement traditional exercise, according to a new survey released today by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH).
The people of UnitedHealth Group, Optum and UnitedHealthcare, working together as a team and collaboratively with a broad range of partners across the nation and around the world, continually help to make the world a healthier place, to make health care better, to strengthen communities and to make a difference in the lives of millions of people. This report highlights the progress we helped make in people’s lives in 2011.