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Be Active With Diabetes

Help keep your diabetes under control with physical activity.

If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it’s time to get moving — if you aren’t doing so already.

For people with prediabetes or diabetes, exercise can play an important role in managing the disease.

Medicare Sales Meetings

Medicare Open Enrollment season is upon us, and we want to help our members maintain a healthy lifestyle by continuing to make good health care decisions.

If you are considering choosing a new Medicare health insurance plan, we invite you to contact us to find a doctor or see if your doctor is already in our physician network. Access to expert advice from our network of over 600 primary care physicians, 4,000 specialists and 15 hospitals in Maricopa County, AZ, comes with many benefits, all available at no extra cost to you.

Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Understanding Prostate Cancer. Learn about the symptoms of prostate cancer and the screening procedures used to detect it.

In the United States, prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men, after skin cancer. Even though prostate cancer is fairly common, often it can be slow growing and may not cause health problems. In the early stages, there may be no symptoms.

Home Health Updates

Home Health Updates for Prior Auth and Bill Type 320

When OMN entered the market January 1, 2015, the standard Prior Authorization process for Home Health Care services was not enforced due to a large volume of cases transitioning from UnitedHealthcare (UHC) to OMN and to facilitate an uninterrupted transition for our members and providers into our Medical Management program.

EVENT: Medicare 101

Our next Medicare 101 event is being held on Wednesday, September 23 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. We can help answer your questions about Medicare. Attending one of our Medicare workshops is a great way to get to know your Medicare Health Plan options. Join others from your community to listen to a educational presentation from a licensed insurance agent at the Optum Community Center. You will learn important facts about Medicare so that you can find the health plan that is best for you.

Healthy Grilling Ideas

Get some great ideas for grilling your favorite fruits, veggies and meats. All healthy, nutritious and delicious

Many people forget or just don’t realize that you can cook vegetables and fruits right on the grill. Though burgers and chicken may be old-time favorites, why not branch out for better health?

Try grilling more veggies and fruits for added color, flavor and more vitamins and nutrients in your meals. Start today with these easy suggestions:

Your Health

5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Health!

Good health doesn’t happen all by itself — you can take charge and make it happen. Here are five things you can do right now.

When it comes to our personal health, the statistics speak for themselves. Every year more of us are diagnosed with health-threatening conditions including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Despite the trend, you can reduce your risks by getting involved in your health, taking charge and making changes. Here are five ways you can get started and take charge.

The Healthy Habits of Older Adults

Your behaviors and choices can help you stay fit and able in your later years.

There is no question that Americans are living longer. In 2000, adults 65 or older made up 12.4 percent of the population. Just 10 years later, that number rose to 13 percent. The number of people living to 100 or older also went up about 6 percent.

And guess what? More than half of the people 65 or older who do work are working full-time. So what are the keys to living a longer life?

Lots of factors contribute to how long you live. Managing any chronic conditions you may have and tending to your overall health are high on the list. Staying active to keep your muscles strong and prevent falls are also vital to healthy aging.

Wearable Technology

Fashionably Fit with Wearable Technology

New tools helping older adults stay active, informed, and rewarded

Wearable technology. Have you heard this term? At face value one might take it to mean that you can now use your new laptop as a dinner jacket. Quite the vision, but hardly practical, and certainly not very warm.

Wearable technology is actually something that is, dare I say, pretty cool. And useful, too. Especially for older adults.

Instead of a laptop computer, think about much smaller everyday accessories, like a watch, bracelet, or belt. Savvy companies are infusing these common accessories with new technology so that while your watch can still reliably tell you the time, it can also measure your heart rate, count the amount of calories you burn over time, or track your movements and range of motion.

9 Ways to Make Fitness Part of Your Life

Make Fitness Part of Your Life

You don’t need big blocks of time to exercise. Squeeze in activity throughout the day and reap the benefits!

One of the most important aspects of an exercise program is simply starting it. Getting off the couch or out of your seat to start walking, running, bicycling, swimming or other activity may help you lead a healthier and happier life.

Experts say you should get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity. Those activities can include walking briskly, gardening, bicycling slowly or even ballroom dancing.