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  • Dry January and beyond: Stop drinking for your health

    Dr. Archana Dubey, UnitedHealthcare of California|Updated Feb 5, 2024

    Millions of people worldwide are participating in the health movement of Dry January, simply choosing not to drink alcohol for the month. Because many Americans reported increasing their alcohol intake during Covid, there is concern that consumption has remained high even after the pandemic ended. Health professionals report they are seeing increased drinking habits, especially among women. California ranks 34th in the nation in excessive drinking, with 19.1% of adults reporting that they drink in excess, according to United...

  • The kids are home for the holidays.

    Dr. Archana Dubey, UnitedHealthcare of California.|Updated Dec 25, 2023

    As the holiday season approaches, students across the country are wrapping up their papers and exams for a long holiday break. For many, it is a time to rest, recharge and catch up with friends and family. It can also be an important opportunity for the adults in students' lives to check in about their mental health and wellness. In college, our kids' lives are full of new experiences; while exciting for many, navigating academic pressures and a growing independence can also...

  • Why preventing diabetes should be a priority at all ages

    Dr. Archana Dubey, UnitedHealthcare of California|Updated Nov 25, 2023

    More than 96 million Americans live with a potentially life-altering condition – yet many of them are unaware they even have it. That condition is prediabetes, which in up to 70% of cases develops into diabetes. Today, more than 37 million Americans already live with diabetes, which, if left untreated, can contribute to a host of health issues. In California, 9.9% of adults over age 18 have been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes alters the body's ability to create energy from the food you eat and can develop in several f...