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Specialty vs. retail pharmacy

Learn more about what sets specialty pharmacy apart from retail.

Spoon Theory and chronic conditions

Help others understand the fatigue that your condition can cause.

Running a marathon on parenteral nutrition

Learn how Kristi worked with her dietitian to make this feat possible.

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5 essential tips for living with a chronic condition

See what Bethany, who has multiple sclerosis (MS), has learned about living with a chronic condition

Exercise and chronic conditions

If you’re living with a chronic condition, exercise may be an important way to manage your symptoms, improve your overall health and more.

The lonely world of caregiving

It takes strength and selflessness to care for others. You are not alone.

8 ways to cope with fatigue

Here are some ways to help cope with fatigue caused by specialty medicines or conditions.

Caregiver strain: taking your feelings seriously

Taking care of yourself is an important part of being a good caregiver. Here's what to keep in mind.

New year, new health insurance: How to avoid surprises

The new year can be full of changes — including to your health insurance plan. Here are three questions to ask before the new year begins.

Enjoying summer safely with hemophilia

For people with hemophilia, summer can bring new risks for injuries or bleeds. Follow these tips to safely enjoy the summer.

Low impact exercises with big health and fitness benefits

Low impact exercise is a great way to maintain mobility and improve your overall health without putting excessive strain on your joints.

How to manage your child's medication, fasting and school schedule

When your child has a chronic condition it can be challenging to make sure they get their medication on time. These tips can help.

6 ways to help a loved one who has cancer

When someone you love has cancer, you want to help them. Your awareness of their needs can make it easier for them to accept your help.

Running a marathon on parenteral nutrition

Learn how Karen, a clinical infusion dietitian with Optum Infusion Pharmacy, helped Kristi to run a marathon while managing her parenteral nutrition (PN).

Planning for positivity: Finding the bright side

Learn how to keep a positive mindset when living with a chronic condition.

Chronic illness: Preparing for a storm

Here are some tips to help you prepare for a large storm when you have a chronic condition.

How to stay safe while in the sun

Whether you’re gardening, getting some exercise or playing with your family in your backyard, it is important to protect your skin.

A chronic condition doesn't have to slow your run or walk

Running or walking is a great way to do some good for your body — and for others.

Preparing for the school year: A caregiver’s guide

Preparing early for the return to school can help kids with chronic conditions manage their condition and have a successful school year.

Taking your specialty medication on the road

If you have a condition that requires specialty medication, organizing in advance can take some of the anxiety out of trips and vacations.

Spoon Theory and chronic conditions

When living with a chronic condition, how can you express your feelings and needs in a way others can understand? Spoon Theory.

Missing from the MS narrative

In this series, Victoria Reese shares candidly about symptoms, diagnosis, inequities — and how to better support the Black MS community.

My earthquake

In this series, Victoria Reese shares candidly about symptoms, diagnosis, inequities — and how to better support the Black MS community.

"You don't look sick": Coping with the symptoms of MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms aren’t easy to see. Optum helps patients with MS manage all their symptoms — seen and unseen.

Victoria Reese, a mom, media pro and Black woman with MS

In this 4-week series, she shares candidly about symptoms, diagnosis, inequities — and how to better support the Black MS community.

Help advance MS research and representation

Whether MS affects you or a loved one today, in the future or never, your involvement can make a difference.

Facing MS as a Black woman

In this series, Victoria Reese shares candidly about symptoms, diagnosis, inequities — and how to better support the Black MS community.