Mira Healthcare Resources
Our in-house team synthesizes scientific research and translates them into easy-to-digest content for you to get educated on the latest health and healthcare information.
Does Health Insurance Always Cover Emergency Room Visits?
In general, insurance companies will cover the cost of your visit to the ER (minus deductibles or copays), as long as your condition is deemed emergent. In some instances, like for the treatment of minor illnesses, you may be responsible for the out-of-pocket costs. Some emergencies can be treated at urgent care facilities instead of ERs to save money, such as sprains and stitches.
Best Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia
The 3 best ways to prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia is by getting enough sleep, avoiding extreme stress, and staying mentally and socially active. While you can’t change your genetics, you can adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's and Dementia.
8 Food and Drug Interactions to Avoid
When you start taking a new medication, you should review any potential food and drug interactions with your provider. Alcohol, dairy products, grapefruit juice, and leafy greens can alter the effectiveness of medications or cause unwanted side effects.
Personal Goals You Should Prioritize in 2022
While many peoples’ new year's goals are focused on their health, there are many other ways to prioritize bettering yourself in the coming year. Setting boundaries, focusing on opportunities for self-growth, self-acceptance, and prioritizing your own needs are a few goals you should prioritize in 2022.
Are There At-Home Tests for Vitamin Deficiency?
There are at-home vitamin deficiency tests to check your levels of 13 essential vitamins. If you are deficient in any of them, you can suffer from symptoms such as fatigue, dry skin, depression, and more.
What is Mindfulness and Why is it Important
Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment in the present moment. Everyone has the ability to engage in mindfulness, which can offer benefits such as reducing stress, enhancing performance, increasing our attention and insight on those around us, and more.
COBRA vs. Marketplace Insurance
There are typically two routes that you may consider if you are between jobs: COBRA and Health Insurance Marketplace (HIM) plans. COBRA may be a better fit for those with pre-existing medical conditions, but marketplace plans are usually more affordable.
How Much Does Virtual Therapy Cost?
Without insurance, virtual therapy costs an average of $49.45 - $77.50 per week, or about $198 - $310 each month. The cost may be affected by the number of sessions you need and the kind of services you are receiving.
What is the No Surprises Act?
The No Surprises Act provides federal protections against most surprise medical bills and prohibits providers from billing patients more than the in-network cost-sharing amount. The No Surprises Act outlines a dispute process for surprise medical bills and establishes a patient-provider dispute resolution process for uninsured individuals to determine correct payment amounts.
Top Women-Led Health Startups to Watch in 2022
FemTech investment is growing and shifting the paradigm of healthcare. Many women-led startups aim to provide diverse and culturally-competent care to reduce gender health disparities. We found some truly amazing women-led health startups to watch in 2022!
Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Protect Against the Omicron Variant?
The currently available COVID-19 vaccines protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to the Omicron variant. Breakthrough infections in people who are fully vaccinated may occur, but most vaccinated individuals have reported mild or no symptoms from the Omicron variant.
What are March-In Rights?
The U.S. Government has the right to “march-in” and grant licenses to additional companies under federally funded patents. The two main reasons March-In rights are used are if there are public safety concerns or if a patent owner has not made an effort to execute the patent.