UnitedHealthCare Archives

What you need to know about sickle cell disease

October 11, 2018

Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that’s passed down from parents to their kids. Babies are born with sickle cell disease when they inherit 2 abnormal genes (one from each parent). These genes cause the body’s red blood cells to change shape. What sickle cell disease does to the blood Instead of moving through… [Read More]

Healthy eyes for back to school

September 6, 2018

By Dr. Linda Chous Chief Eye Care Officer, United Healthcare Back-to-school season is in full swing and an ideal time to get your child’s eyes checked. Good eye health is important, in part because 80 percent of what children learn is through their eyes. The American Optometric Association recommends that a child’s first comprehensive eye… [Read More]

Get vaccinated. It could save your life

August 16, 2018

You may not know that you need vaccines throughout your lifetime. Vaccines are very important to your health. Here are a few reasons why you should get vaccinated. You may be at risk for serious diseases. Each year, thousands of people in the United States get sick from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines…. [Read More]

United Healthcare and Housing Authority host ‘Baby Box Community Baby Shower’

June 21, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), United Healthcare, and Baby Box, Co. presented the “Baby Box Community Baby Shower,” at the Cherry Court Apartments, 1525 N. 24th Street. The event featured workshops on safe sleeping, car seat safety, baby care, parenting, and breastfeeding. There were also opportunities… [Read More]

Untied Healthcare and Housing Authority host ‘Baby Box Community Baby Shower’

June 14, 2018

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), United Healthcare, and Baby Box, Co. presented the “Baby Box Community Baby Shower,” at the Cherry Court Apartments, 1525 N. 24th Street. The event featured workshops on safe sleeping, car seat safety, baby care, parenting, and breastfeeding. There were also opportunities… [Read More]

Protect your family from skin cancer

June 14, 2018

Although there are several different types of skin cancer, most don’t become life-threatening because they aren’t likely to spread to other parts of the body. Unfortunately, melanoma is different. If not caught early, melanoma can spread from the skin to other organs, often with deadly results. And this serious skin cancer is no longer considered… [Read More]

Stay on top of your health with a checkup

April 12, 2018

Checkups are a way to make sure you stay healthy. Going to the doctor is important, even if you don’t feel sick. Adults and kids 3 years of age and older should see their Primary Care Provider (PCP) once a year. PCPs are the main health care professionals who take care of you. Kids under… [Read More]

Know your heart health. It could save your life

March 15, 2018

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. It’s important for you to know the causes and learn how you can make changes that reduce your risk of developing heart disease. There are a number of factors that can lead to heart disease. These include being overweight, lack of exercise, high… [Read More]

Avoid the emergency room for dental problems

March 2, 2018

Most people think chest or stomach pain, a sprain or broken bones, upper respiratory infections, cuts, back pain, skin infections or severe headaches are good reasons to visit the ER. But did you know that one of the most common reasons people end up in the ER is for dental pain? One of the main… [Read More]