Chances are, you think a lot about what you eat and how you exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But, do you ever actually think about your bones? If not, you should, because your bones are alive and teeming with cells that breakdown and rebuild bone throughout your life. Continue reading
It’s pretty safe to say that almost everyone has experienced momentary forgetfulness at one time or another in their life. Those times when we cannot remember where we left our car keys or why we came into the kitchen. Continue reading
Fats are bad, right? Well, you may be surprised to learn that actually all fats are not bad for you. Continue reading
To help our members stay healthy and happy one of Viva’s awesome membership perks is help paying for gym costs.
A Viva Medicare membership includes $20 per month toward a fitness center membership! Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. There is no better or easier way to enjoy a more active and healthy lifestyle than joining a local fitness center. You’ll be able to enjoy the company of others while you improve your health. No matter what your fitness level is, you can get started today! (Always check with your physician before beginning any exercise program.)
Many people have grand plans once they reach retirement. Traveling. Fishing. Catching up on books. Just enjoying life. But after celebrating those first few days after your last day of work, it’s time to prepare yourself for an exciting new phase of life. Continue reading
Depression is one of the largest health concerns facing the medical community today. It affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and the number of diagnosed patients is increasing twenty percent each year. Depression takes its toll not only on the mind but on the body as well. Sadly, only a small fraction of those who show signs of clinical depression are receiving treatment for the disease. This is an increasing concern because depression is most prevalent in people ages 45-68. Continue reading
Whether we like it or not, we are all probably going to spend time in the hospital at some point in our life. Whether in the emergency or operating room, the intensive care unit or maternity ward, knowing your rights as a patient is an important step you can take to ensure you receive quality medical care. But where to start? How do you find out what your patient rights are? Who makes sure that those rights are observed? We at Viva Medicare are here to help.
Like it or not, you are probably going to spend time in the hospital at some point in your life. Whether in the emergency or operating room, the intensive care unit or maternity ward, knowing your rights as a patient is an important step you can take to ensure you receive quality medical care. But where to start? How do you find out what your patient rights are? Who makes sure that those rights are observed? We at Viva are here to help.
Nobody wants to be side-tracked by another hospital stay, especially if it is preventable. It is costly to both you (in copays) and Viva Medicare Plus. Here are some ways to save money and prevent the unwanted cost of time away from those you love and what you love to do by reducing your hospital admissions.