Press Releases

Dec 23, 2011 04:34 EST United Health Group OptumRx has announced an expansion of operations at its Overland Park customer and mail service facility, which translates to over 600 new jobs for the area. OptumRx, formerly known as Prescription Solutions, is a leading pharmacy benefits management (PBM) organization and one of the Optum companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH). “In response to expected growth, we are increasing our mail...

Dec 23, 2011 04:03 EST American Cancer Society A new study finds that while colorectal cancer mortality rates dropped in the most recent two decades for every stage in both African Americans and whites, the decreases were smaller for African Americans, particularly for distant stage disease. The authors say concerted efforts to prevent or detect colorectal cancer at earlier stages in blacks could improve worsening black-white disparities.

Dec 22, 2011 05:34 EST Henry Ford Health System CONTACT:   Sally Ann Brown(313) 874-6280     sbrown2@hfhs.org

Dec 22, 2011 05:34 EST Henry Ford Health System CONTACT:    Dwight Angell(313) 876-8709Dangell1@hfhs.org 

Dec 22, 2011 05:25 EST American Red Cross The American Red Cross today launched a holiday promotion that shows how a blood donation can be the perfect gift that money can’t buy.

Dec 22, 2011 05:25 EST American Red Cross This holiday season, Circle K Stores, Inc., Diapers.com, Serve from American Express and Simon Property Grouphave joined the American Red Cross as Holiday Campaign partners, helping the Red Cross help those in need.  These partners will work with their customers to raise money to support the Red Cross during the holiday season through customer donation programs, gift card sales, matching...

Dec 21, 2011 04:16 EST Henry Ford Health System CONTACT: David Olejarzdolejar1@hfhs.org313.874.4094

Dec 20, 2011 05:07 EST United Health Group UnitedHealth Group will showcase its latest technology products and services designed to enhance consumers’ access to care and help improve their health and well-being at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 10-13. UnitedHealth Group’s 3,500-square-foot exhibitor booth will demonstrate how the company and its UnitedHealthcare health benefits and Optum...

Dec 20, 2011 04:19 EST American Red Cross The American Red Cross helped hundreds of thousands of people whose lives were forever changed by disasters in 2011, from tornadoes, floods, wildfires and hurricanes in the U.S. to earthquakes and other disasters around the world.

Dec 20, 2011 04:18 EST American Heart Association An increase or decrease in your blood pressure during middle age can significantly impact your lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found people who maintained or reduced their blood pressure to normal levels by age 55 had the lowest lifetime risk for CVD (between 22 percent to 41 percent...