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  • Close up of a person using a laptop and holding their mobile device with paperwork in the foreground looking for information on does Optum Perks help with copay

    Does the Optum Perks Discount Card help with copayments?

    If you have health insurance, you may pay a fixed amount toward prescriptions, also called copayments (copays). Prescription discount cards can save you money when the price is lower than your copayment, but you cannot use the discount to pay for a copay.
    Published November 23, 2023
  • Older adult sitting speaking with a doctor who has a clipboard and could be explaining Medicaid alternatives

    What are the Medicaid alternatives?

    Medicaid is a government program that provides free or low cost healthcare to low income households. But if you do not qualify for this program, help is still available.
    Published November 7, 2023
  • A person taking a nap on a sofa. They may have RSV or a cold.

    RSV vs. colds: What’s the difference?

    The common cold and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are both respiratory infections that cause similar symptoms. Knowing their differences is key in seeking care and treatment.
    Published October 25, 2023
  • Female using a diabetes patch to monitor glucose levels to understand if sucralose affects blood sugar.

    What to know about sucralose and diabetes

    Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that’s 600 times sweeter than sugar but has very few calories. Recent research, however, points out that sucralose can increase blood sugar levels.
    Published October 19, 2023
  • Cropped image of male in boxers sitting on edge of bed in sunlight

    How to get rid of a male yeast infection fast

    A yeast infection in the penis or scrotum requires a doctor’s diagnosis. After evaluating your symptoms, your healthcare professional may prescribe an antifungal medication to clear the infection.
    Published October 16, 2023
  • Female doing yoga to depict a method to calm inflamed intestines.

    How to calm inflamed intestines

    Inflamed intestines are a common symptom of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). You can help reduce this by avoiding certain foods and exercising regularly.
    Published October 10, 2023
  • Adult female looking in fridge wondering about which foods create brown fat

    What to know about brown fat

    Brown fat is a type of adipose (fat) tissue that not only stores energy but also keeps the core body temperature by generating heat. Experts are particularly interested in how brown fat can help with obesity.
    Published September 29, 2023
  • Adult female sitting with a straight back, eyes closed, and exhaling after looking at how to increase lung capacity

    How to increase your lung capacity

    Our lung capacity can diminish with age and certain health conditions. Ways to increase lung capacity include breathing techniques and regular exercise. 
    Published September 29, 2023
  • Two IUDs side by side on a pale peach background. IUDs may stop periods.

    Do IUDs stop periods?

    Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) may be able to stop your period because they release hormones that regulate your cycle and can stop ovulation. 
    Published September 29, 2023