Mira Healthcare Resources

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.

Signs of a Concussion and What To Do
Urgent Care

Signs of a Concussion and What To Do

If you’re experiencing other symptoms such as dizziness, headache, blurry vision, or confusion, you might have a concussion and should seek medical attention. It is important to follow a thorough first aid check after hitting your head.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj19 Apr 2022
Is a Vasectomy Covered by Health Insurance?
Healthcare Cost

Is a Vasectomy Covered by Health Insurance?

The cost of a vasectomy can range between $0 - $3000+ based on multiple factors, such as insurance plan, where one completes the procedure, and the type of vasectomy chosen. The procedure is both safe and effective for men who no longer wish to have more children, and is also sometimes done as an alternative to other methods of birth control, such as condoms, outercourse, and withdrawal (pull-out method).

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean4 Apr 2022
Companies Hiring for Remote Work
Insights

Companies Hiring for Remote Work

When looking for a remote job, read the job description carefully, and be sure to clarify during the interview if you are still unsure about the remote work policy. With an increased desire of employees to work remotely, some companies have switched to offering permanent remote options. 

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson15 Apr 2022
Why Are My Employees Calling Out Sick?
Employer

Why Are My Employees Calling Out Sick?

Coming into the workplace when you are sick, injured, or otherwise unwell is called presenteeism. Presenteeism is the number one cause of loss of productivity in the workplace. In fact, the cost of presenteeism is estimated to be 150 billion dollars per year in the United States - a value far higher than the cost of absenteeism.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD13 Apr 2022
What Happens if I Stop Taking My Antidepressants?
Mental Health

What Happens if I Stop Taking My Antidepressants?

Stopping antidepressants can cause side effects such as dizziness, anxiety, nausea, and shock-like sensations, and may even lead to a relapsed depression. These effects are more pronounced in people who had been taking SSRI antidepressants than other types.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD16 Mar 2022
Telehealth vs. In-Person Care: Pros & Cons
Insights

Telehealth vs. In-Person Care: Pros & Cons

Telehealth appointments have become increasingly popular, but is not able to replace in-person care entirely. There are numerous benefits to using virtual care including convenience and far-reaching access to health services, but in-person care may allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the patients’ health, in addition to completion of some clinical appointments.

Kendra Bean
Kendra Bean28 Feb 2022
Will We Have Paid Family Leave in 2022?
Insights

Will We Have Paid Family Leave in 2022?

There is currently no federal obligation for employers to provide their workers with paid family or medical leave. However, there are laws in place in some states that require paid family leave for employees in 2022.

Dvora Kluwgant, MD
Dvora Kluwgant, MD16 Mar 2022
Why Do Employees Pass Over Healthcare Offerings?
Employer

Why Do Employees Pass Over Healthcare Offerings?

If your employees are choosing to opt-out on your group plan, it may be for various reasons, including cost, benefit preferences, and the provider network offered. Around 46 percent of Americans stated that it was a deciding factor when accepting the offer to their current position.

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini24 Feb 2022
Is Vaping Worse than Smoking?
Research

Is Vaping Worse than Smoking?

Using e-cigarettes can lead to issues with brain development, mental health, cognition, and worsen certain medical conditions. Even though e-cigarettes lack the primary cancer-causing “tar” in traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are likely to have increased levels of heavy metals, nicotine, and chemical flavoring.

Sophie Wei
Sophie Wei28 Feb 2022
What Age Should I Get a Mammogram?
Wellness

What Age Should I Get a Mammogram?

At the age of 40, women should consider beginning annual screening mammograms as well as women who have a family history of breast cancer. It is essential to consult with your doctor when the right time to start screening is for you.

Erica Kahn
Erica Kahn28 Feb 2022
How Much Should I Save for Health Emergencies?
Healthcare Cost

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.

Alexandra Thompson
Alexandra Thompson23 Feb 2022
Mask and Vaccine Mandates in the 50 U.S. States.
Public Health

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.

Girisha Bharadwaj
Girisha Bharadwaj19 Feb 2022