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What are important questions to ask your obgyn on the first visit?

What are important questions to ask your obgyn on the first visit?

This article will: provide lots of insights: "What to expect at the gynecologist and how to prepare for a gynecology visit" http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/gyno-101?page=2 ...Read more

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Who's the best doctor to see for dvt?

Who's the best doctor to see for dvt?

Me: obviously. You want to see a pulmonologist. They deal with this all the time. Hematology is also an option. ...Read more

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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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What's a good way to ask your doctor to be put on progesterone?

What's a good way to ask your doctor to be put on progesterone?

Depends : Progesterone is not a magic cure all though it is useful in certain situations such as in ivf. If you truly have a deficiency in Progesterone often times, the issue is with ovulation not the Progesterone itself. You should see your gyn or fertility doctor, tell them why you you want want to take it and, if knowledgable they will discuss the pros and cons. ...Read more

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I want to talk to a doctor online. What are the benefits of a service like HealthTap?

HealthTap Prime: HealthTap Prime is a virtual medical consultation service. They say as many as 34% of office visits can actually be completed virtually - virtual medicine is one of the waves of the future, and HealthTap Prime is quite the mature product in this regard. Register at www.healthtap.com. ...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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What are good questions to ask your dentist to ensure your mouth is healthy?

What are good questions to ask your dentist to ensure your mouth is healthy?

Healthy Mouth: If you are treated by a reputable and concerned dentist, he\she will know what to look for and advise you about the current health of your mouth and how to keep it healthy. Simple say you want as healthy a mouth, teeth and gums as possible. What do I need to do? ...Read more

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What are the healthiest fruits, in terms of nutrient content?

What are the healthiest fruits, in terms of nutrient content?

Fruits: Kiwi is a great source of vit C and fiber. Bananas and strawberries are rich in potassium. Make sure you include a variety of fruits in your diet to make sure you have good nutritional balance. It's not about a single fruit or vegetable, as with everything you need variety and moderation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ask my doctor for a referral to a psychologist?

What is the best way to ask my doctor for a referral to a psychologist?

Describe symptoms: Describe your symptoms to your doctor and ask him/her if a referral is appropriate. He/she may recommend medical tests first to rule out a non-psychiatric condition. ...Read more

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Ask a health question...What hospital do you consider the best at treating vertigo and headaches?

Ask a health question...What hospital do you consider the best at treating vertigo and headaches?

No Best: These are not terribly esoteric conditions. You should be able to get started with a local doc. If you can't get a satisfactory answer, there are a number of centers of excellence for headache that they should be able to refer you to. You probably don't have to go far to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I heard that it is good to eat small, frequent meals. Is this true?

I heard that it is good to eat small, frequent meals. Is this true?

Yes: It keeps your metabolism up, your blood sugars more stable, and you digest food better with decreased energy deposition (i.e., fat). The problem is most people lose track of how much they eat, how often they eat, and what they eat. Also, many people eat the same size portions 4-5x day as they would 3x/day. If you are cognizant of these facts, you should be ok and won't fatigued or stuffed. ...Read more

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What are some healthy, iron-rich foods?

What are some healthy, iron-rich foods?

Iron foods: Red meat, egg yolks, dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards), dried fruit (prunes, raisins), iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels, have to be fortified), beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans, liver and artichokes. ...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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What is the quickeest way to lose weight?

What is the quickeest way to lose weight?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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My primary care doctor referred me to a neuro. Who specializes in ms. What would be helpful advice you can give to prepare me for the appt.

My primary care doctor referred me to a neuro. Who specializes in ms. What would be helpful advice you can give to prepare me for the appt.

Remember this: In 2014, most patients with MS can be successfully treated and controlled, and can not only live a productive life, but also not have the disease shorten lifespan. Our modern potent agents have enhanced our success. ...Read more

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What can I do to boost self-esteem?

What can I do to boost self-esteem?

Help someone daily: I firmly believe that one of the best ways to help self-esteem is to make sure that not a day in your life passes that you do not reach out to say something kind to someone else or help someone else. I think if you start there you willl find your self-esteem will start to lift. Also make sure that you are very centered in your spirituality. Volunteering to help. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help as can most forms of psychotherapy. If you are in a depression please get professional help from a psychiatrist or your family practitioner if medication is necessary. Include a healthy dose of laughter in your life daily. Learn the joy of laughing at yourself as you learn to not take yourself so seriously. Also do something every day to make yourself feel better. ...Read more

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How do I improve my self-esteem?

How do I improve my self-esteem?

See below: You can do positive self-affirmation. You can also make an inventory of your own self -- what makes you a good person; what can you do well, or skilled at. You can also set up small goals for yourself to do during the day and do the summary at the end of the day -- will help you with the sense of accomplishment, which helps with self-esteem. ...Read more

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