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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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10 ways to deal with stress

Helpful tools to help you manage daily stress.

Be S.M.A.R.T.

Learn how to make health goals that work.

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.

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

Start at the beginning with season one.

Make the most of your shut-eye

Small changes can improve sleep quality.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Now is the perfect time for everyone to be proactive.

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.

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.

Gathering a health care dream team

How to get specialty care when you need it.

Flu shots: Know the facts

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

Get the facts: Why Annual Wellness Visits matter

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

The Optum Care Primary Care difference

We put you first.

What to do about your cholesterol

Read the basics on cholesterol and how to lower it.

Understand your test results

Learn what questions you need to ask.

How much water do you really need every day?

The answer is: it depends.

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

Five common fears about getting a colonoscopy

Should you worry?

Flu shots and COVID-19

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

Differences between COVID-19, flu and colds

As summer ends, many of us might catch something.

Flu shot choices for people ages 65+

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

Get your flu shot today

Stay healthy this flu season.

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

Few of us plan for this important event.

Scheduled your Annual Wellness Visit yet?

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

Get the facts about monkeypox

What you need to know to stay safe and informed.

Exercise and heart disease

Learn how to improve your fitness and well-being.

Men fear not: Going to doctor is good for you

Start with an Annual Wellness Visit.

Quality care when and where it's right for you

The visit is virtual. The care is personal.

7 tips for sun safety

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

Six things you might not know about breast cancer

Get the real facts

Feeling SAD?

Tips that can help.

Understanding depression

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

Stay strong as you age

Taking care of yourself may help you keep your independence.

The signs of skin cancer

Take the preventive steps to protect your skin.

Simple exercises to improve your balance

Balance is key to everyday movement.

20 tips to boost your mental health

It’s time to give your brain a boost.

3 red foods for a healthier heart

Take control of your diet for your heart and you.

Virtual care: making your health care safe and easy

See your doctor from the comfort of your home.

Mind your memory: tips for brain health

Check out these fun ways to stay sharp.

7 tips for grilling fruits and vegetables

Wow your family with this no-recipe recipe.

How to deal with holiday stress

Stay calm and enjoy your holiday season.

Falls are more common than we think

Learn facts and tips that may help limit falls.

Gardening: Your health in full bloom

Learn more about the health wonders of gardening.

Help lower your stress levels with mindfulness

Pay attention to your thoughts and be in the moment.

Welcome new members

See how we uniquely care for patients with Medicare Advantage.

Be smart with prescription medicines

Tips on how to get the most out of them.

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.

Tips to stop the spread of flu germs

Help keep you and your loved ones healthy.

Ways to make fitness part of your life

Squeeze in activity throughout the day.

Doc, does older skin need sun protection?

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

Doc, my bones crack. Do I have osteoporosis?

Are thin bones noisy bones?

What your BMI says about your health

Learn what this tool can do.

Watermelon kebabs: tasty and good for you

Start your summer with a healthy snack.

Cancer screening

It's your best bet for staying healthy.

Could your colonoscopy help save your kids' lives?

Help protect yourself and your family.

Schedule your Annual Wellness Visit

Stay on top of your health.

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.

Help improve your health by decluttering

Tidying up can be good for both mind and body.

New to-do list for men: Suggested health tests

This is not your normal honey-do list.

Diabetes-friendly recipes for your Thanksgiving table

Try these lighter, tasty takes on American favorites.

What COVID-19 vaccine should I get?

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

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.

10 tips for cutting back on sugar

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

Making a commitment to exercise

Try to make fitness a part of each day.

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.