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.
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.
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.