MIMA Healthcare Blog

Cost Of Living Social Security Benefit Increasing In 2020

October 11, 2019

The cost of living adjustment (COLA) will increase Social Security benefits by 1.6 percent in 2020. This comes out to an average of about $24 per month for individuals, the Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday.   This increase for 2020 is less than the 2.8 percent increase given out for 2019, but higher than…

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Natural Sugar Drinks Also Increase Risk For Type-2 Diabetes

October 5, 2019

Natural sugar drinks can increase your risk for Type-2 diabetes just as much as sugar-sweetened drinks, a new study reports. An international team of investigators from Harvard’s School of Public Health and Fudan University in Shanghai, suggests natural fruit juices and diet sweetened beverages, could also increase diabetes risk. The best protection is to switch…

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blood pressure testing

Blood Pressure Testing At Home, Do It The Right Way

September 25, 2019

Blood pressure testing at home is done by many people suffering from hypertension.   According to research presented last fall at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual meeting, 70 percent of the 103 million American adults suffering hypertension could get it under control by monitoring it at home.   Home monitoring assures that the patient…

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excema

Eczema Can Give Seniors More Than Just Very Itchy Rash

September 18, 2019

Eczema is a very itchy, red rash that is prevalent in senior citizens. As a matter of fact, statistics show that it surges in seniors, aged 60 and up.  But, this skin rash is not only uncomfortable, it can also cause other health issues as well.         Eczema: Causes Believe it or…

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sickle cell anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia, Causes, Symptoms And Treatments

September 12, 2019

Sickle cell anemia is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People who it have an abnormal protein in their red blood cells. In the United States, most people with this disease are of African ancestry. But the condition is also common in people with a Hispanic background. Because the disease runs in families,…

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freeze your credit

Freeze Your Credit And Prevent Against Identity Theft

September 5, 2019

So, what are you, an honest consumer supposed to do? Experts respond that one of the most effective protections you can do is placing a freeze on your credit data. It’s not difficult at all. At most, it should take you no more than 10-15 minutes on your computer. If you’re away from your computer,…

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generic prescription

Generic Prescription Drugs Face Huge Approval Obstacles

August 28, 2019

Generic prescription drugs face huge obstacles before they get approved for sale. It’s a big problem for the generic drug manufacturers — but, a potential a life and death situation to patients, when they can no longer afford their medication.   The price difference between generic drugs compared to branded drugs is huge! Don’t get…

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fat

Fat In Your Diet: What’s Good, What’s Bad, How Do You Know?

August 22, 2019

Fat is an essential nutrient for our bodies. It provides energy. It helps our guts absorb certain vitamins from foods. But what types of fat are good? What types of fat are bad for you? Should you be eating at all? Lots of questions, conflicting answers — but here are the real facts you need…

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social isolation

Social Isolation A Big Risk For Senior’s Mental, Physical Health

August 14, 2019

Social isolation and loneliness in senior citizen’s can lead to physical and mental illness. Indeed, seniors become vulnerable to chronic diseases such as cognitive decline, depression, hypertension and heart disease.   Social isolation and loneliness are not one and the same thing. About 28 percent of older adults — that’s 14 million people,  in the…

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dark chocolate

Dark Chocolate Tastes Great, Can Also Reduce Depression Risk

August 7, 2019

Dark chocolate is a delicious food beloved by many people around the world, and interestingly it may also reduce your risk for depression, according to a recent study. Chocolate comes from cacao, which is a plant with high levels of minerals and antioxidants. Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc.…

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Cost Of Living Social Security Benefit Increasing In 2020

October 11, 2019

The cost of living adjustment (COLA) will increase Social Security benefits by 1.6 percent in 2020. This comes out to an average of about $24 per month for individuals, the Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday.   This increase for 2020 is less than the 2.8 percent increase given out for 2019, but higher than…

Read More

Natural Sugar Drinks Also Increase Risk For Type-2 Diabetes

October 5, 2019

Natural sugar drinks can increase your risk for Type-2 diabetes just as much as sugar-sweetened drinks, a new study reports. An international team of investigators from Harvard’s School of Public Health and Fudan University in Shanghai, suggests natural fruit juices and diet sweetened beverages, could also increase diabetes risk. The best protection is to switch…

Read More
blood pressure testing

Blood Pressure Testing At Home, Do It The Right Way

September 25, 2019

Blood pressure testing at home is done by many people suffering from hypertension.   According to research presented last fall at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual meeting, 70 percent of the 103 million American adults suffering hypertension could get it under control by monitoring it at home.   Home monitoring assures that the patient…

Read More
excema

Eczema Can Give Seniors More Than Just Very Itchy Rash

September 18, 2019

Eczema is a very itchy, red rash that is prevalent in senior citizens. As a matter of fact, statistics show that it surges in seniors, aged 60 and up.  But, this skin rash is not only uncomfortable, it can also cause other health issues as well.         Eczema: Causes Believe it or…

Read More
sickle cell anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia, Causes, Symptoms And Treatments

September 12, 2019

Sickle cell anemia is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People who it have an abnormal protein in their red blood cells. In the United States, most people with this disease are of African ancestry. But the condition is also common in people with a Hispanic background. Because the disease runs in families,…

Read More
freeze your credit

Freeze Your Credit And Prevent Against Identity Theft

September 5, 2019

So, what are you, an honest consumer supposed to do? Experts respond that one of the most effective protections you can do is placing a freeze on your credit data. It’s not difficult at all. At most, it should take you no more than 10-15 minutes on your computer. If you’re away from your computer,…

Read More
generic prescription

Generic Prescription Drugs Face Huge Approval Obstacles

August 28, 2019

Generic prescription drugs face huge obstacles before they get approved for sale. It’s a big problem for the generic drug manufacturers — but, a potential a life and death situation to patients, when they can no longer afford their medication.   The price difference between generic drugs compared to branded drugs is huge! Don’t get…

Read More
fat

Fat In Your Diet: What’s Good, What’s Bad, How Do You Know?

August 22, 2019

Fat is an essential nutrient for our bodies. It provides energy. It helps our guts absorb certain vitamins from foods. But what types of fat are good? What types of fat are bad for you? Should you be eating at all? Lots of questions, conflicting answers — but here are the real facts you need…

Read More
social isolation

Social Isolation A Big Risk For Senior’s Mental, Physical Health

August 14, 2019

Social isolation and loneliness in senior citizen’s can lead to physical and mental illness. Indeed, seniors become vulnerable to chronic diseases such as cognitive decline, depression, hypertension and heart disease.   Social isolation and loneliness are not one and the same thing. About 28 percent of older adults — that’s 14 million people,  in the…

Read More
dark chocolate

Dark Chocolate Tastes Great, Can Also Reduce Depression Risk

August 7, 2019

Dark chocolate is a delicious food beloved by many people around the world, and interestingly it may also reduce your risk for depression, according to a recent study. Chocolate comes from cacao, which is a plant with high levels of minerals and antioxidants. Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc.…

Read More