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How can I talk to a doctor in real-time with HealthTap Prime?

How can I talk to a doctor in real-time with HealthTap Prime?

Signing up for PRIME: 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 sign-up screen will appear. 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. ...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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Do I need a webcam to talk to a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

Do I need a webcam to talk to a doctor in HealthTap Prime?

No, but it cd help: No, there is no mandate that you HAVE to use a webcam to talk to a doctor on HealthTap Prime. However, it could help in some situations (like if you have a rash, you could show the doctor by camera). The webcam can also make the interaction more friendly. I'm not sure, but I don't believe the app u download requires it. However, we are here to help & we'll help however we can. U can contact suppor ...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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Are whole grains good for you?

Are whole grains good for you?

Yes: Eating whole grains has been shown to help prevent heart disease. Usda recommends that at least half the number of servings of grains be whole grains such as whole wheat, oatmeal, rye, barley, brown rice, and many others. ...Read more

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Is it better to eat ground turkey or lean ground beef?

Is it better to eat ground turkey or lean ground beef?

No clear winner: Read the label- these are essentially equivalent if the fat content is similar. Both are good sources of protein, and the differences in types of fat are negligible between them. As always, vegetable and some fish sources of protein are even more healthful, but neither ground turkey nor lean ground beef is a bad choice for meat eaters. ...Read more

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How can I fit exercising into everyday life?

How can I fit exercising into everyday life?

Free time: Be consistent no matter how busy you are you must have 15-20 minutes a day i would find that free moment or work it into your schedule in advance i find time to run daily at 730 but sunday ill go for a longer run at 900 i work 50-60 hrs a week so you can do it too. ...Read more

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How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

Be good, and learn!: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read more

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How can I think positive and change my patterns?

How can I think positive and change my patterns?

Let's count the ways: "the power of positive thinking, " as described in the 1950s & 60s, is not as effective as the following: (1) the power of non-negative thinking (stopping dysfunctional or automatic negative thoughts); and (2) taking actions that have been shown to increase positivity (as a side effect), such as expressing genuine gratitude, generosity, or love, and even simply pursuing curiosity or goals. Act now! ...Read more