The COVID-19 Resilience Index: An indicator of an individual’s relative risk of being hospitalised, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19.
Documents • May 20, 2020 15:36 CAT
20 May 2020 - Discovery’s Resilience Index shows that increased physical activity can mitigate some of the risk that age and chronic conditions add to requiring hospitalisation due to COVID-19.
Counting the cost of COVID-19: Initial projections of the potential financial impact of the virus across the medical scheme industry
Documents • May 20, 2020 15:31 CAT
20 May 2020 - Discovery’s research on the anticipated cost of COVID-19 projects medical schemes to incur additional claims of between R7.3 billion and R31 billion. The detailed analysis of the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the financial position of medical schemes in South Africa, was presented by Dr Ryan Noach, CEO of Discovery Health.
Documents • Mar 15, 2018 10:55 CAT
What should mums know about the risks of surgery and anaesthesia while pregnant?
Managing your finances well so that you’re set for retirement can have a profound impact on your stress levels. A savings strategy needs to adapt as you move through different life stages, but there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” plan. However, in this article, a financial adviser shares some broad truths for each age group.
Taking preventive health measures is relevant in every decade, but the risks increase with age, so it’s important to keep track and prioritise good behaviours in order to stay healthy for as long as you can. The article lists recommended screenings for women from their twenties to their sixties and beyond.
Documents • Aug 04, 2017 09:27 CAT
Whether we like it or not, our bodies deteriorate with time. But every minute of exercise is well worth it. Here, a biokineticist shares her advice on how to ensure women get the most health benefits from their workouts – whatever their age.
Documents • Aug 04, 2017 09:20 CAT
Equipping women with knowledge and skills in healthy eating can have a hugely positive ripple effect in terms of health outcomes for families, communities and society in general. This article looks at the best ways for women to pack in nutrients for a healthy body and mind at different life stages.
The Vitality business model leverages advances in behavioural economics to incentivize people to make healthier choices and dynamically rewards them for reducing their risk, in the form of premium reductions and other benefits. Vitality is now credited as a leading example of shared value in insurance, backed by clinical evidence that members are healthier, live longer and claim less.
Documents • Mar 01, 2016 15:10 CAT
Framework addresses ethical, legal and social challenges for data generated by wearables, smartwatches and mobile health apps.
Documents • Aug 26, 2014 19:23 CAT
Discovery Insure and Cambridge Mobile Telematics - the evolution of telematics expertise