Category Archives: Health Decisions

Keeping Your Bones Strong and Healthy

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

How do you stay warm this winter? Hit the gym!

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.)

Battling Depression

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

Patient Rights

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.

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Patient Rights

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.

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Reducing Hospital Admissions

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.

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