Americans are making meaningful progress on key health metrics including smoking less and leading less sedentary lifestyles, but rising rates of drug deaths, obesity, diabetes and children in poverty signal serious challenges, according to United Health Foundation’s 26th America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities.
Tenth annual 100@100 survey polls 10-year-olds in addition to 100-year-olds, finds disagreement on aging but surprising common ground on the importance of family, role models and going to the dentist.
A RAND Corporation study published today in the peer-reviewed journal Health Affairs demonstrates the effectiveness of Optum’s HouseCalls program in reducing costly hospitalizations and nursing home admissions, and increasing the use of office-based physician care.
(4/24/2014) - The ninth annual UnitedHealthcare 100@100 survey polled 65-year-old baby boomers in addition to 100-year-olds to examine how the attitudes and lifestyles of Americans entering their retirement years compare to those who hit that same age 35 years ago.
(Feb. 20, 2014) — The inclusion of a comprehensive eye exam in a health insurance portfolio is a valuable covered benefit. Eye exams can facilitate identification and intervention of various high cost chronic diseases. Eye exams can also facilitate the management of diagnosed medical conditions.
UnitedHealth Group is committed to applying our leading innovations, data analytics, and expertise to ensure the service members, Veterans, and their families are receiving the best health care.
Rising rates of obesity and physical inactivity threaten Americans’ quality of life, even as Americans progressed in several key health metrics in 2014, according to the landmark 25th Anniversary Edition of America’s Health Rankings®: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities.
Vermont is the healthiest state for seniors, rising from fourth place last year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities.
(May 21, 2014) – Seniors are showing encouraging gains in key health measures and taking more steps to improve their own health, according to the second edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities.
(April 29, 2014) – A panel of multidisciplinary experts from academia, clinical practice, policymaking, patient advocacy, the pharmaceutical industry and pharmacy benefit management convened today to discuss and debate the growth of specialty pharmaceuticals and their clinical, economic and industry impact on the U.S. health care system.