Medical aid fraud costing members an arm and a leg

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.

Hair loss in women - is it normal?

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.

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR AGM

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.

NUTS ABOUT NUTS

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. 

5 REASONS WHY EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

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. 

Tips for a happy, healthy pregnancy

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.

South Africa’s most common cancers and how to help prevent them

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.

The surprising health benefits of being loved

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.