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I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. How do I sign up?

I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. How do I sign up?

'Live' consultations: HealthTap PRIME doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. When asking your question on HealthTap, just click on the icon for a Live Consultation to link to PRIME. The PRIME doctor can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be reached from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. ...Read more

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Can doctors give me a prescription in HealthTap Prime?

Some.: A doctor licensed in your state can prescribe you medications, at their discretion of course. But we cannot prescribe controlled substances under any circumstances. ...Read more

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Can I purchase just one visit with a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

Can I purchase just one visit with a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

No, not exactly...: HealthTap PRIME began in the summer of 2014, and is a Primary Care service. A patient pays one fee each month (~$99 in August 2014) so one consult would be ~$99, but 2 visits come out to ~$49 each, 3 is ~$33 each, and so on. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. A patient using PRIME has live, one-on-one visits with the doctor. ...Read more

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Which foods are good for your liver?

Which foods are good for your liver?

Liver: there are no foods which are specifically good for your liver. Having said that, if you have liver disease, you should avoid alcohol, certain medications, and raw seafood and shellfish. Otherwise, a diet high in vegetables and fruits and low in fatty fried food is probably your best bet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is soy milk better for you than regular milk?

Is soy milk better for you than regular milk?

Depends: If you are intolerant to milk sugar (lactose) it certainly is. The fat content may be less. It may be emotionally satisfying to be avoiding animal products if you are vegan. ...Read more

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Is canola oil healthy to cook with?

Is canola oil healthy to cook with?

Benefits: Canola oil contains omega-3 fatty acids which help to reduce triglyceride levels in blood. It is also reported to help reduce inflammation. The vitamin e in canola oil is an anti-oxidant. ...Read more

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What is the best type of sports to do to have a good health?

What is the best type of sports to do to have a good health?

Whatever you will do: The best sport or exercise is whatever you will do regularly, really.No one sport is "better" than another, although different sports will have different effects. For overall health, including a sport that has cardiovascular benefits is very helpful (running, walking, bicycling, etc).Yoga and tai chi give flexibility and balance.Weight-lifting is good. Caution with overdoing, but get out and get fiti. ...Read more

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I need to get healthy, what's the best way to start?

I need to get healthy, what's the best way to start?

Kudos to you!: ..For embarking on a life plan to a healthier you! first, see your doctor for a checkup and talk about your plan. Set a reasonable goal for weight management or reduction, if needed. Avoid stress, smoking, and drinking more than the occasional glass or two of wine. After clearance from your md, get active with an exercise plan and set small, attainable goals to build a solid foundation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Which are three ways that you can demonstrate healthy self-esteem and good mental/emotional health?

Which are three ways that you can demonstrate healthy self-esteem and good mental/emotional health?

Take care of yoursel: So many possible answers!(1) the best way to show you care about yourself? Take care of yourself physically (eat right, exercise, sleep) (2) take inventory of those you willingly let into your life. Are they helping or harming you along your life journey? (3) as you plan goals for yourself, take stock of what you've already accomplished and pat yourself on the back. We rarely make time to do this. ...Read more

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