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.
How Much Should I Save for Health Emergencies?
Experts suggest your health savings should equal your out-of-pocket maximum. Not all health emergencies are created equal so knowing the average cost of the ER and the average cost of common emergencies is a good starting point for determining how much you should have saved in case of a health emergency.
Mask and Vaccine Mandates in the 50 U.S. States.
As of February 17, 2022, only four U.S. states (Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington) continue to have indoor mask mandates. Other states have switched to requiring masks only for unvaccinated individuals and in public spaces. The remaining eleven states have not imposed any mask mandates to date. As for a vaccine mandate, 46% of the states require their residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19, while 30% have no active mandate in place.
Health Resolutions You Should Prioritize in 2023
Improving your health should always be a goal, but sometimes its easier to start fresh for the new year. Some goals you should consider for the new year include getting more sleep, drinking more water, and finding a type of exercise you actually enjoy doing.
Best At-Home Workout Equipment
If you are just beginning your workout journey, you may be unsure what equipment is right for you to purchase. Exercise bikes, yoga mats, and jump ropes are all good options for at-home workout equipment.
How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions
The new year means a clean slate, a chance for you to start fresh. Many people begin the new year by creating resolutions and goals for the upcoming year, but often have a hard time sticking to them. There are lots of ways to ensure you stick to your plans, including starting small, being consistent, and staying positive along the way.
Can I Use an At-Home COVID-19 Test for Proof of a Negative Test?
Some approved at-home COVID-19 tests can be used as proof of a negative test to attend school, work, or public events. These tests require you to make a telehealth appointment with a proctor who will ensure you take the test correctly and provide you with official documentation of your results.
5 Cancer-Causing Food Ingredients To Avoid
The number one way to reduce your risk of cancer through diet is to cut down on processed and red meat, as well as alcohol. Additionally, there are several food additives allowed in the U.S. (but prohibited in other countries) you should avoid to minimize your risk of cancer.
Supplements to Boost Your Immune System
Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and other vitamins and minerals offer benefits in supporting your immune system to maintain good health. To help prevent the onset of illness, consider incorporating vitamin and mineral supplements into your daily routine.
What is the FDA Drug Approval Process?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) reviews data from drug companies to ensure they are safe and effective before the company can sell them. The process involves a preclinical phase, clinical trials, New Drug Application (NDA) review, and post-marketing surveillance.
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.