Health Tips

Health Tips

Can I Get Lab Tests Without a Doctor's Visit?
Wellness

Can I Get Lab Tests Without a Doctor's Visit?

Yes, you can get lab work done without a doctor's visit- A membership with Mira and Direct Access Testing (DAT) allows you to order lab tests without first seeing a doctor. There are many benefits to getting blood work done without first visiting a doctor. You can save time, save money, and ensures more privacy. Contact us to learn more about how much you can save on labs

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso29 Mar 2022
When’s the Best Time To Get a Flu Shot in 2021-2022?
Wellness

When’s the Best Time To Get a Flu Shot in 2021-2022?

The best time to get a flu shot is before the flu is spreading in your community. Since the flu peaks in February, and begins to spread throughout October and into March or April, it's recommended to get your flu shot by the end of October.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso21 Oct 2021
How Long After Exposure Should You Get A COVID-19 Test?
Public Health

How Long After Exposure Should You Get A COVID-19 Test?

Official CDC guidance does not require fully vaccinated persons to quarantine after exposure but recommends getting a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after exposure. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, you should wear a mask indoors for 14 days after exposure to prevent spreading the virus.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA15 Sep 2021
Oscar Health Simple Bronze vs. UnitedHealthcare Compass Bronze
Public Health

Oscar Health Simple Bronze vs. UnitedHealthcare Compass Bronze

UnitedHealthcare Compass Bronze has a 38% higher monthly premium when compared to Oscar Bronze, however, when it comes to in-network hospital coverage, UnitedHealthcare has more prominent hospitals covered when compared to Oscar. UnitedHealthcare also offers gym reimbursement where Oscar does not.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Mar 2021
How To Tell if It’s the Flu, Common Cold or COVID-19
Wellness

How To Tell if It’s the Flu, Common Cold or COVID-19

The flu and COVID-19 are all respiratory tract infections that can affect your sinuses, nose, throat, windpipe, and or lungs, but the characteristic symptom of COVID-19 is loss of taste and smell.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso6 Apr 2022
Empire BlueCross Silver vs Healthfirst Silver - Reviews & Which is best?
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Empire BlueCross Silver vs Healthfirst Silver - Reviews & Which is best?

Empire Blue Cross silver plan is the more expensive option that costs almost 39% more than the HealthFirst silver plan. Both plans have a similar deductible and copay amount by design. HealthFirst offers better access to specialists since you would not need a referral while with Empire Blue Cross you would need one from a primary care provider or similar.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Mar 2021
Are Gyms Open In NYC?
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Are Gyms Open In NYC?

Governor Cuomo is allowing gyms in New York to reopen beginning on August 24th, 2020.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team24 Mar 2021
Oscar Health Catastrophic (Secure) vs. Oscar Simple Bronze - Which one is best?
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Oscar Health Catastrophic (Secure) vs. Oscar Simple Bronze - Which one is best?

Catastrophic plans are not for everyone- they are designed for young adults. However, when it comes down to choosing the best option between Oscar Health's catastrophic and bronze plan, there are factors to consider such as co-pays, deductibles, and monthly premiums. Oscar Health's Secure Plan and Oscar Health's Simple Bronze plan have many similarities, however, the Bronze plan is the best choice due to the monthly premium being just $191.15 compared to the catastrophic plan which has a monthly premium of $542.53.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso14 Aug 2021
Travel Restrictions In Each State
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Travel Restrictions In Each State

Due to coronavirus COVID-19, there are travel bans and travel restrictions in multiple states in the U.S. as well as international countries. Many states and countries require a negative test result before entering and you must self-quarantine for 14 days once you return. New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Texas, Orlando, Hawaii.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team25 Jan 2021
What Are The Long-Term Side Effects of COVID-19? Respiratory Issues, Fatigue, And More
COVID-19

What Are The Long-Term Side Effects of COVID-19? Respiratory Issues, Fatigue, And More

Long COVID-19 symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, and fatigue; however, around 40% of people may be asymptomatic after infection. The most common long-term side effects of COVID include respiratory issues, fatigue, heart failure, and neurological issues.

Alexis Bryan
Alexis Bryan4 Apr 2022
Do Masks Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19? States That Require Face Masks
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Do Masks Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19? States That Require Face Masks

According to researchers, masks are very effective in preventing the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. This article explains the benefits of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, which masks are best, and how to properly wear masks. In some states, it is mandatory to wear a mask. States that require masks are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team20 Jan 2021
How To Pick the Best Health Insurance Plan in 2021?
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How To Pick the Best Health Insurance Plan in 2021?

The most comprehensive guide to determining the best health insurance plan, 5 factors to consider: the type of coverage, eligibility, monthly cost, type of plans, and enrollment period.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA11 Oct 2021