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Virtual care: safe and easy health care

See your doctor from the comfort of your home.

Understand your test results

Learn what questions you need to ask.

10 ways to deal with stress

Learn helpful tools to help you with daily stress.

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Mind your memory: tips for brain health

Check out these fun ways to stay sharp.

Help improve your health by decluttering

Tidying up can be good for both mind and body.

Exercise and heart disease

Learn how to improve your fitness and well-being.

Have you had "the talk" about advance care planning?

Few of us plan for this important event.

New to-do list for men: Suggested health tests

This is not your normal honey-do list.

7 tips for grilling fruits and vegetables

Wow your family with this no-recipe recipe.

Quality care when and where it's right for you

The visit is virtual. The care is personal.

How to deal with holiday stress

Stay calm and enjoy your holiday season.

Scheduled your Annual Wellness Visit yet?

Here are the top five reasons to get it on your calendar.

Until It’s Fixed: A Health Care Podcast – Season 3

Join us on the inspiring journey to create a healthier world — and make health care simpler and more effective for everyone

Falls are more common than we think

Learn facts and tips that may help limit falls.

Doc, my bones crack. Do I have osteoporosis?

Are thin bones noisy bones?

Five common fears about getting a colonoscopy

Should you worry?

7 tips for sun safety

Summer is a time to relax and unwind with friends and family.

Diabetes-friendly recipes for your Thanksgiving table

Try these lighter, tasty takes on American favorites.

Gardening: Your health in full bloom

Learn more about the health wonders of gardening.

Six things you might not know about breast cancer

Get the real facts

Feeling SAD?

Tips that can help.

Help lower your stress levels with mindfulness

Pay attention to your thoughts and be in the moment.

Flu shots and COVID-19

Learn why this year is more important to get your flu shot.

What COVID-19 vaccine should I get?

The best vaccine against COVID-19 is the one in your arm.

What your BMI says about your health

Learn what this tool can do.

Understanding depression

Know the signs, what you can do and when to get help.

Watermelon kebabs: tasty and good for you

Start your summer with a healthy snack.

Cancer screening

It's your best bet for staying healthy.

Stay strong as you age

Taking care of yourself may help you keep your independence.

How much water do you really need every day?

The answer is: it depends.

Could your colonoscopy help save your kids' lives?

Help protect yourself and your family.

What to do about your cholesterol

Read the basics on cholesterol and how to lower it.

Gathering a health care dream team

How to get specialty care when you need it.

The signs of skin cancer

Take the preventive steps to protect your skin.

Welcome new members

See how we uniquely care for patients with Medicare Advantage.

Flu shots: Know the facts

Don't let flu myths keep you from getting your shot.

Men fear not: Going to doctor is good for you

Start with an Annual Wellness Visit.

Welcome to your community

Take a quick video tour through one of our Optum Care Community Centers in Arizona.

Two truths and a lie about wearing face masks

Wearing a mask is just one step in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Schedule your Annual Wellness Visit

Stay on top of your health.

10 tips for cutting back on sugar

It's all about balance and finding what works for you.

Simple exercises to improve your balance

Balance is key to everyday movement.

Get the facts: Why Annual Wellness Visits matter

A nurse practitioner explains the importance of having a yearly AWV.

Doc, does older skin need sun protection?

Here are tips to lower your chances of getting skin cancer.

Be smart with prescription medicines

Tips on how to get the most out of them.

20 tips to boost your mental health

It’s time to give your brain a boost.

Virtual care: making your health care safe and easy

See your doctor from the comfort of your home.

Get your flu shot today

Stay healthy this flu season.

Flu shot choices for people ages 65+

Here's what you need to know before getting your flu shot.

Can aspirin help me avoid a heart attack?

Is a daily dose a good bet for heart health?

If you’re too sick to speak, who will speak for you?

Get started with an advance care plan today.

Farmers market tips

Keep these useful tips on hand for your next trip.

Know where to go for care

The right place or way to get care depends on your situation.

Understand your test results

Learn what questions you need to ask.

The Optum Care Primary Care difference

We put you first.

Differences between COVID-19, flu and colds

As summer ends, many of us might catch something.

Making a commitment to exercise

Try to make fitness a part of each day.

Tips to stop the spread of flu germs

Help keep you and your loved ones healthy.

Get the facts about monkeypox

What you need to know to stay safe and informed.

Ways to make fitness part of your life

Squeeze in activity throughout the day.

3 red foods for a healthier heart

Take control of your diet for your heart and you.

Until It's Fixed: A Health Care Podcast - Season 2

Hear how unifying data, creating partnerships and approaching problems in new ways are helping to create a healthier world.

10 ways to deal with stress

Helpful tools to help you manage daily stress.

The benefits of being social

Become more social for your health.

How to talk to your doctor

Make the most of your doctor's visit.

Your doctor and care team

Offering the care you need, when you need it.

Doc, am I too young for advance care planning?

Having a plan in place is a wise choice.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Now is the perfect time for everyone to be proactive.

Make the most of your shut-eye

Small changes can improve sleep quality.

November is American Diabetes Month

Know the facts and learn how to lower your risk.

Asthma care

To feel your best, stay involved in your treatment.

Be S.M.A.R.T.

Learn how to make health goals that work.

How can I reduce my risk of falling?

Talk to your doctor about fall prevention.

Can you answer these blood pressure FAQs?

Learn more so you can ace this health quiz.

Until It’s Fixed: A Health Care Podcast - Season 1

Start at the beginning with season one.