Healthcare fraud is estimated to cost South Africa between R22 billion and R26 billion every year, a cost that ultimately gets carried down to the members in the form of depleted benefits and ultimately, higher contribution increases. While Resolution Health uses cutting edge technology to identify questionable claims from members and providers, you too can keep a watchful eye out for possible fraud by healthcare providers.
It’s that time of year again and if you cringe at the thought of dealing with the winter woes and are more inclined to try and avoid the colds and sniffles of the season, then this list of must dos is a must for you.
As ladies, we’ve all looked at our shower or bath drain and seen strands of our hair clogging up the water flow. Research shows that at least 1 in 3 women will suffer from hair loss or reduced hair volume at some point in their lifetime, so there’s no need to worry about normal hair loss, which amounts to about 80 strands every day. But if you’re seeing significantly more hair in your drain or on your brush than normal, you may want to look at the triggers that could be causing you to shed more of your locks, and get the attention you need.
If you’re a smoker, chances are you’ve heard about the damage you’re doing to your body and your potential lifespan more times than you care to remember. With May being anti-tobacco month, let’s not talk about the bad stuff and take a look at just how quickly you will start to feel the positive benefits of kicking that difficult habit.
The 20th Annual General Meeting of Resolution Health took place on 25 April 2018 at the Scheme offices in Boskruin, Randburg. With several of our valued members in attendance, our Scheme Board of Trustees Chairman, MJ McGuigan was pleased to report positive news to the meeting regarding the financial and membership status of the Scheme.
It’s a debate that has been raging for years, or rather decades. Should young infants and children be immunised or left to fend off diseases on their own? We look at some common myths and arguments from the camp of those against vaccination and provide the truth on whether to have that shot or not.
According to recent statistics, one in every 110 children in South Africa is born with autism. Furthermore, around one third of people with autism remain nonverbal, with a further third suffering from an intellectual disability. With World Autism Day in April, we take a look at this misunderstood condition.
Building on the gains of recent years Resolution Health is poised to enter a new phase of growth and security, having attracted hundreds of new members since November last year in a largely stagnant medical schemes market. All of this was achieved while steadily growing scheme reserves.
With the days getting milder and the evenings starting to show that tell-tale chill, it’s clear winter is on its way. Whether you’re young and healthy, young at heart or take chronic medicine, now is the ideal time to have that annual flu shot that will help you beat the winter blues. Need a reason to give your immune system a shot in the arm this season?
If you’re looking for a nutritious snack, you can’t go wrong with the humble nut. These super seeds are simply packed with healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and moderate amounts of protein. Nuts are also a good source of dietary fibre and provide a wide range of essential nutrients and vitamins to keep you in top form. Take a look at the many benefits of your favourite nut.
For many, health and fitness is about hitting the gym or pounding the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a hot bod, but did you know that working out has above-the-neck benefits too? That’s right, no matter what your age or fitness level (that includes you water-cooler gatherers), studies show that making time for exercise provides some serious mental benefits.
To some it’s the Big M, to others, just another M in the life of being a woman. No matter how you look at it, menopause is an inevitable milestone in every woman’s life. From hot flushes to mood swings, menopause has a way of making its presence known. We give you more info to help you survive the menopause years.
More than 6.2 million South Africans have blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg, with more than 3.2 million of these having blood pressure higher than 160/95 mm Hg, a level, which is unacceptably high. In South Africa alone, an estimated 53 men and 78 women die each day from the impact of high blood pressure.
Finding a middle ground between what your kids want to see in their school lunchboxes and what you, as a parent, know they need so that they can be at their best both physically and mentally, can be a massive challenge. Besides leading by example and eating well yourself, there is much you can do to give them all they need to perform at their peak, while taking care of that sweet tooth.
How to make your savings stretch
As a Millennium or Millennium Select member you have the freedom to allocate your medical savings account to the day-to-day healthcare expenses you need. We give you some handy tips to help you make those savings Rands stretch that much further this year.
Being a mom-to be has to be one of the most exciting and also stressful times of any woman’s life. Apart from the fun of decorating the nursery and getting goodies together for the little one, there is the concern that every action you take while pregnant could impact on the heath of your unborn child. Let’s take a look at some tips for soon-to-be moms that will help them feel at ease during the coming weeks and months.
In South Africa, more than 100 000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year with only 6 out of 10 successfully winning the battle against this most-feared disease. Internationally, more people die of cancer than from TB, AIDS and malaria combined. What’s most significant is that as much as 90% of all cancers are caused by environmental and lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet and lack of exercise. We take a look at what the most common types of cancers are in South Africa and what can be done in general to lower cancer risk.
Whether you plan on growing old gracefully or turning to a nip and a tuck here and there to try and keep your youthful looks, the thought of aging is never a pleasant one. While you can’t turn back the hands of time, there are certainly some things in your lifestyle that could be helping father time to show on your face and body prematurely.
February is the month of love with Valentine’s Day at the centre of all the loved up feelings we give and receive at this time of year. But did you know that whether its romance, family, or even friendly love that gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling, being loved is actually very good for your health? Humans are wired to connect with each other, and when we do, research shows that our bodies react positively to feeling affection.
It’s a new year and you have your full Resolution Health benefits due to you. Take a look at our handy guide to find out how you can get the most out of your day-to-day cover in 2018.