We’ve probably all heard the expression, “If you don’t use it, you will lose it.” There is a lot of truth in that, so staying physically and mentally active and exercising regularly is important. But what about after retirement? 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
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve. Usually, this is caused by a pressure build up within the eye, which damages the optic nerve. There are no symptoms of glaucoma at first. It causes no pain. Continue reading
Establishing and maintaining a great relationship with your primary care physician (PCP) and getting your preventive screenings is the best way for you to stay healthy and enjoy life. You may not know that there is an extra benefit to making these healthy decisions: You help keep Viva Medicare healthy! Continue reading
Viva Medicare is committed to helping you improve your health in 2014. That is why our members enjoy great benefits such as no copays for Medicare covered preventive services and $20 per month towards gym membership dues at contracted facilities. Plus, we recently partnered with HealthCoach4Me®, an easy-to-use interactive website that is made for people that want to take charge of their health. The site has two main parts: Continue reading
October may be breast cancer awareness month, but it is a year-round issue. In an effort to help raise awareness of this fatal disease, we at VIVA would like to give you the statistics about breast cancer and inform you about how to reduce your risk factors for this disease.
Most people experience occasional ringing or buzzing, but many people have constant noises in their ears. This is called tinnitus. Continue reading
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.