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AppleCare Medical Group, part of OptumCare®, is about doing the right thing for patients. Our mission is to make high quality and affordable health care convenient for residents of the local communities we serve.

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Timeline Photos 04/20/2021

While non-essential travel is not yet prudent, it's nice to dream about where we'd like to visit. Take a virtual vacation at https://bit.ly/3cjeTXG and share with us where you'd most like to go.

While non-essential travel is not yet prudent, it's nice to dream about where we'd like to visit. Take a virtual vacation at https://bit.ly/3cjeTXG and share with us where you'd most like to go.

Timeline Photos 04/19/2021

April is Stress Awareness Month, and the uncertainty and fear surrounding COVID-19 are major triggers. Learn how to handle anxious thoughts, and get help if necessary — in part because anxiety can impede the body's ability to fight infection. Here are 7 ways to cope with anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak.

Read on at https://bit.ly/2R8qAIL

You can always reach out to Optum's Emotional Support Help Line at 1-866-342-6892, TTY 711.

April is Stress Awareness Month, and the uncertainty and fear surrounding COVID-19 are major triggers. Learn how to handle anxious thoughts, and get help if necessary — in part because anxiety can impede the body's ability to fight infection. Here are 7 ways to cope with anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak.

Read on at https://bit.ly/2R8qAIL

You can always reach out to Optum's Emotional Support Help Line at 1-866-342-6892, TTY 711.

Timeline Photos 04/18/2021

Are you still buying special disinfecting wipes in bulk and attacking door handles, groceries and packages to prevent coronavirus? It may not be necessary, according to new guidance from the CDC. While not impossible, the risk of getting infected from a surface is very low — “generally less than 1 in 10,000,” the CDC says. And the agency says it's fine to use regular household cleaners as long as no one is sick or has a suspected coronavirus infection.

https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/coronavirus-surface-cleaning.html

Are you still buying special disinfecting wipes in bulk and attacking door handles, groceries and packages to prevent coronavirus? It may not be necessary, according to new guidance from the CDC. While not impossible, the risk of getting infected from a surface is very low — “generally less than 1 in 10,000,” the CDC says. And the agency says it's fine to use regular household cleaners as long as no one is sick or has a suspected coronavirus infection.

https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/coronavirus-surface-cleaning.html

Timeline Photos 04/16/2021

The nation's 15,000-plus nursing homes have reported their lowest rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths since the federal government started requiring nursing homes to submit COVID-19 statistics, a new AARP analysis of federal data shows.

More at https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/health/info-2021/nursing-homes-new-low-covid-rates.html?intcmp=AE-HP-TTN-R2-POS2-REALPOSS-TODAY

The nation's 15,000-plus nursing homes have reported their lowest rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths since the federal government started requiring nursing homes to submit COVID-19 statistics, a new AARP analysis of federal data shows.

More at https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/health/info-2021/nursing-homes-new-low-covid-rates.html?intcmp=AE-HP-TTN-R2-POS2-REALPOSS-TODAY

Timeline Photos 04/13/2021

As the COVID vaccine rollout continues, some people are finding an unexpected upside to their pandemic weight gain — a faster route to vaccination. While obesity can raise your risk for COVID-19 and its worst outcomes, now it may put you ahead of others in the vaccination race.

Follow the link to find out what BMI ranges say - or don't say - about your health.
https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/high-bmi.html?intcmp=AE-HP-TTN-R2-POS2-REALPOSS-TODAY

As the COVID vaccine rollout continues, some people are finding an unexpected upside to their pandemic weight gain — a faster route to vaccination. While obesity can raise your risk for COVID-19 and its worst outcomes, now it may put you ahead of others in the vaccination race.

Follow the link to find out what BMI ranges say - or don't say - about your health.
https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/high-bmi.html?intcmp=AE-HP-TTN-R2-POS2-REALPOSS-TODAY

Timeline Photos 04/12/2021

A very small number have been infected after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. These “breakthrough cases" raise a question: What are your chances of getting COVID-19 if you are fully vaccinated?

The answer, studies suggest, is very low.

More at: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/coronavirus-after-vaccination.html

A very small number have been infected after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. These “breakthrough cases" raise a question: What are your chances of getting COVID-19 if you are fully vaccinated?

The answer, studies suggest, is very low.

More at: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/coronavirus-after-vaccination.html

Timeline Photos 04/11/2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending access to the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) until August 15 – giving consumers additional time to take advantage of new savings through the American Rescue Plan. This action provides new and current enrollees an additional three months to enroll or re-evaluate their coverage needs with increased tax credits available to reduce premiums.

https://www.hiv.gov/blog/2021-special-enrollment-period-access-extended-august-15-healthcaregov-marketplace-coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending access to the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) until August 15 – giving consumers additional time to take advantage of new savings through the American Rescue Plan. This action provides new and current enrollees an additional three months to enroll or re-evaluate their coverage needs with increased tax credits available to reduce premiums.

https://www.hiv.gov/blog/2021-special-enrollment-period-access-extended-august-15-healthcaregov-marketplace-coverage

Timeline Photos 04/10/2021

Go to the zoo with us! The San Diego Zoo has live webcams of all your favorite animals. Take a virtual visit, and let us know which animals you most enjoyed.

https://bit.ly/3a6u9FN

Go to the zoo with us! The San Diego Zoo has live webcams of all your favorite animals. Take a virtual visit, and let us know which animals you most enjoyed.

https://bit.ly/3a6u9FN

Timeline Photos 04/09/2021

April is National Cancer Control Month; dedicated to raising awareness for cancer prevention and treatment. The coronavirus and it's long term effects is having a serious impact on many people, including cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has specific recommendations for people at risk for serious illness, including COVID-19 infection.

Find out what cancer patients, their families, and caregivers need to know about the coronavirus at https://bit.ly/2V9Fj7t

April is National Cancer Control Month; dedicated to raising awareness for cancer prevention and treatment. The coronavirus and it's long term effects is having a serious impact on many people, including cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has specific recommendations for people at risk for serious illness, including COVID-19 infection.

Find out what cancer patients, their families, and caregivers need to know about the coronavirus at https://bit.ly/2V9Fj7t

Timeline Photos 04/08/2021

Please keep in mind the most vulnerable among us. If you know someone in need of assistance getting food, try one of these links to be connected to resources that may be able to help.

Orange County: https://bit.ly/2wAhjSB
Los Angeles: https://bit.ly/3cfckpK

Please keep in mind the most vulnerable among us. If you know someone in need of assistance getting food, try one of these links to be connected to resources that may be able to help.

Orange County: https://bit.ly/2wAhjSB
Los Angeles: https://bit.ly/3cfckpK

Timeline Photos 04/04/2021

The travel industry - and travelers - are eager to fly, cruise and road-trip like before the pandemic. Now that the vaccine rollout is underway, many are hoping it will be the key to get moving. Experts answer questions on the vaccines’ effect on travel.

https://www.aarp.org/travel/travel-tips/safety/info-2021/covid-19-vaccines-and-travel.html

The travel industry - and travelers - are eager to fly, cruise and road-trip like before the pandemic. Now that the vaccine rollout is underway, many are hoping it will be the key to get moving. Experts answer questions on the vaccines’ effect on travel.

https://www.aarp.org/travel/travel-tips/safety/info-2021/covid-19-vaccines-and-travel.html

Timeline Photos 04/03/2021

Taking care of yourself can help you age well and stay healthy.

Follow the link for lifestyle tips for men over the age of 50.

https://www.optumcare.com/medicare-advantage/resources/lifestyle-tips.html

Taking care of yourself can help you age well and stay healthy.

Follow the link for lifestyle tips for men over the age of 50.

https://www.optumcare.com/medicare-advantage/resources/lifestyle-tips.html

Timeline Photos 04/02/2021

Protect yourself and your family. Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine and get answers to common questions.

https://www.optumcare.com/covid-19/vaccine.html

Protect yourself and your family. Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine and get answers to common questions.

https://www.optumcare.com/covid-19/vaccine.html

Timeline Photos 04/01/2021

Medicare covers the majority of older Americans’ health care needs — from hospital care and doctor visits to lab tests and prescription drugs. Here are some needs that aren’t a part of the program — and how you might pay for them.

https://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-2018/services-not-covered.html?intcmp=Outbrain&obref=obnetwork

Medicare covers the majority of older Americans’ health care needs — from hospital care and doctor visits to lab tests and prescription drugs. Here are some needs that aren’t a part of the program — and how you might pay for them.

https://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-2018/services-not-covered.html?intcmp=Outbrain&obref=obnetwork

Timeline Photos 03/31/2021

Today we honor Cesar Chavez and his work to further the civil rights and labor movement.

'The end of all knowledge must be the building up of character.'
Cesar Chavez

Today we honor Cesar Chavez and his work to further the civil rights and labor movement.

'The end of all knowledge must be the building up of character.'
Cesar Chavez

Five common fears about colonoscopies 03/30/2021

Five common fears about colonoscopies

Each year, 50,000 Americans die from colon cancer. But many of those lives could be saved, if it was caught early. Learn more at http://spr.ly/6180HQ9Jp.

Five common fears about colonoscopies Should you worry?

Timeline Photos 03/29/2021

More long-term nursing home staff members want a COVID-19 vaccine, but access is suddenly more limited. What happens to workers who missed vaccinations?

https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/health/info-2021/nursing-home-workers-who-missed-covid-vaccine.html?intcmp=AE-HP-TTN-R4-POS1-REALPOSS-TODAY

More long-term nursing home staff members want a COVID-19 vaccine, but access is suddenly more limited. What happens to workers who missed vaccinations?

https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/health/info-2021/nursing-home-workers-who-missed-covid-vaccine.html?intcmp=AE-HP-TTN-R4-POS1-REALPOSS-TODAY

Get the Facts: COVID-19 Vaccine Overview 03/28/2021

Get the Facts: COVID-19 Vaccine Overview

See answers to common questions and how the vaccines work.

https://www.optumcare.com/resources/health-wellness-resources/library/vaccine-facts-overview.html

Get the Facts: COVID-19 Vaccine Overview Optum doctor answers common questions so you can learn the facts, the myths, how the COVID-19 vaccines work and what to expect when you get your vaccine.

Timeline Photos 03/25/2021

Among the many challenges in getting COVID-19 vaccines into as many arms as possible, one looms especially large: vaccinating the estimated 2 million older adults in the U.S. who are unable to leave their homes for health reasons.

More at https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/covid-vaccines-for-homebound.html

Among the many challenges in getting COVID-19 vaccines into as many arms as possible, one looms especially large: vaccinating the estimated 2 million older adults in the U.S. who are unable to leave their homes for health reasons.

More at https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2021/covid-vaccines-for-homebound.html

Timeline Photos 03/24/2021

National Save Your Vision Month designates the month of March to promote eye health. This year, the American Optometric Association is promoting awareness around digital eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams from a doctor of optometry.

The AOA’s campaign will focus specifically on blue light’s impact on overall health. According to 2016 AOA Eye-Q survey data, the average American spends seven hours per day using digital devices. Overexposure to blue light due to smartphones, tablets and other technology use for extended periods of time can cause vision damage, sleep problems and more. By analyzing data, research and trends, this campaign will provide tips on preventing digital eye strain while at home or work.

www.aoa.org

National Save Your Vision Month designates the month of March to promote eye health. This year, the American Optometric Association is promoting awareness around digital eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams from a doctor of optometry.

The AOA’s campaign will focus specifically on blue light’s impact on overall health. According to 2016 AOA Eye-Q survey data, the average American spends seven hours per day using digital devices. Overexposure to blue light due to smartphones, tablets and other technology use for extended periods of time can cause vision damage, sleep problems and more. By analyzing data, research and trends, this campaign will provide tips on preventing digital eye strain while at home or work.

www.aoa.org

Timeline Photos 03/23/2021

As a family caregiver, you went into the job knowing it would take much of your time.

You may not have expected it to take quite so much of your money. The average family caregiver spends about $7,000 a year on household, medical and other costs related to caring for a loved one.

Fortunately, there is some light at the end of the tax year: federal tax credits and deductions that apply directly or indirectly to caregiving costs. Follow for some ways family caregivers potentially can reduce their tax burden. https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/financial-legal/info-2017/tax-tips-family-caregivers.html?intcmp=AE-CAR-BB

As a family caregiver, you went into the job knowing it would take much of your time.

You may not have expected it to take quite so much of your money. The average family caregiver spends about $7,000 a year on household, medical and other costs related to caring for a loved one.

Fortunately, there is some light at the end of the tax year: federal tax credits and deductions that apply directly or indirectly to caregiving costs. Follow for some ways family caregivers potentially can reduce their tax burden. https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/financial-legal/info-2017/tax-tips-family-caregivers.html?intcmp=AE-CAR-BB

Timeline Photos 03/22/2021

Water dispensers that kill germs. A closet steamer that eliminates bacteria from fabric. A robot that uses ultraviolet light to sanitize high-traffic areas. A “disinfecting cabinet” to zap items like cell phones, keys and wallets.

As it appears that COVID-19 will be a part of our lives, in some way, for the long term, the $588 billion global appliance industry has pivoted to focus on hygiene. Companies are rolling out new coronavirus-inspired upgrades. But are these added sanitizing tools needed?

Read on at https://www.aarp.org/home-family/your-home/info-2021/new-home-appliances-pandemic.html

Water dispensers that kill germs. A closet steamer that eliminates bacteria from fabric. A robot that uses ultraviolet light to sanitize high-traffic areas. A “disinfecting cabinet” to zap items like cell phones, keys and wallets.

As it appears that COVID-19 will be a part of our lives, in some way, for the long term, the $588 billion global appliance industry has pivoted to focus on hygiene. Companies are rolling out new coronavirus-inspired upgrades. But are these added sanitizing tools needed?

Read on at https://www.aarp.org/home-family/your-home/info-2021/new-home-appliances-pandemic.html

Timeline Photos 03/21/2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is the hottest conversation topic of the year — sometimes too hot to handle. Read the link below for 10 ways to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and avoid conflict with friends and family by using these expert approaches.

https://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2021/coronavirus-vaccine-disagreements.html

The COVID-19 vaccine is the hottest conversation topic of the year — sometimes too hot to handle. Read the link below for 10 ways to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and avoid conflict with friends and family by using these expert approaches.

https://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2021/coronavirus-vaccine-disagreements.html

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