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How do I cancel my Membership?

Call the HT prime.: This is medical Forum.
Hope you can stay with us though. ...Read more

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Can you use insurance to cover the HealthTap membership fee?

Can you use insurance to cover the HealthTap membership fee?

Can ask your insurer: There are thousands of different insurance plans. A patient can call his plan to ask about coverage and reimbursement of expenses for HealthTap's premium services. For 2015, the answer is probably NO. In future years, the answer will likely become YES. HealthTap is at the forefront of virtual medicine, and the insurers are just beginning to think about paying for virtual medicine. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to do with a gym membership to lose fat?

What are some exercises to do with a gym membership to lose fat?

Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...Read more

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How do I go about getting my insurance to pay for a gym membership?

How do I go about getting my insurance to pay for a gym membership?

You are kidding,???: I smiled at this question. That sounds like an ideal world. And american medicine is a mess not an ideal anything.

I know that in past years microsoft had a plan like this for some of their employees but I do not know of any ongoing way to have your boss pay for your gym membership. ...Read more

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I can't afford weights or a gym membership. What kind of exercises can I do to gain more strength?

I can't afford weights or a gym membership. What kind of exercises can I do to gain more strength?

Push-ups: U can always do push-ups which work both your chest and your arm. Sit-ups can be done anywhere to strengthen and tone abdominal muscles. A 10$$ chin-up bar can be placed in a door- way and is an excellent conditioner for arms and lats if u widen grip... Planks, straight leg raises, hip abduction exercises, etc. Get started! Gl! ...Read more

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I'm starting gym membership, how do I begin to lose weight?

I'm starting gym membership, how do I begin to lose weight?

Ask to work: With gym instructors or work with a trainer, so that you learn how to use equipment effectively and safely. To lose weight combine cardio workout with weight training. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help, what ways can one improve health and fitness without signing up for gym membership?

Help, what ways can one improve health and fitness without signing up for gym membership?

Running!: Running is the perfect exercise in many ways; it is an excellent cardiovascular activity, and also has wonderful mental benefits. Many other activities can also be done without a gym membership: cycling (if you could buy a bike) and swimming (if you live near a warm ocean or have a pool in your backyard or school). Even regular, brisk walking is an excellent and easy way to boost health ; fitness. ...Read more

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Please tell me what ways can one improve health and fitness without signing up for gym membership?

Please tell me what ways can one improve health and fitness without signing up for gym membership?

Remember: Exercise doesn't mean you have to do it in a gym. It can be a simple as walking and doing any number of thousands of bodyweight exercises, which can be done at home. You can jog, run, cycle outside. You can use a treadmill or stationary cycle or "rowing" machine at home. You can utilize dumbbells or kettlebells at home. You can just do any number of video programs like P90X. .. ...Read more

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Just got a gym membership and its open 24hrs when is the best time to workout I heard nights is when u lose more calories?

Just got a gym membership and its open 24hrs when is the best time to workout I heard nights is when u lose more calories?

Does not matter: Generally when it comes to exercise what is the most important is to keep a regular workout schedule. Time of the day does not influence the amount of calories you burn which depends on activity type and intensity of the work out. If you are a night owl you will find gym less crowded in night. But start your routine when ever you can good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and haven't worked out in a couple months. What exercises should I do to keep healthy? Cardio or weight lifting? I have a gym membership.

I'm 16 and haven't worked out in a couple months. What exercises should I do to keep healthy? Cardio or weight lifting? I have a gym membership.

Your history: Breathing, pain, and heart pounding issues. Better get cleared by your doc before you work out. Cross training is best, some cardio ; some aerobic after being cleared. Your medications suggest that you are a bit anxious. Stretching, yoga, and my favorite qigong, can make for a balanced program. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do I need a membership to request a prescription for antibiotics on this site?

Do I need a membership to request a prescription for antibiotics on this site?

Not this one: This is the HT public information site. We don't offer any diagnosis or treatment services from this site. There is a HT concierge site where some private services are offered. Many state medical boards require physicians have a direct relationship, vital signs, an exam and records to prescribe anything to anybody. That includes antibiotics for self diagnosed conditions. ...Read more

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Do I have to join a health club to get in shape? I have wasted so much money on memberships when I didn't use them

Do I have to join a health club to get in shape? I have wasted so much money on memberships when I didn't use them

Exactly.: If you walk a mile to a health club, wave at it, and walk back, you'll get more out of it than if you buy a membership. ...Read more

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If I join the PRIME membership at $99 month can I get just one PCP, that will be able to take care of me, Consults Rx's? I cant seem to get 1 good MD!

If I join the PRIME membership at $99 month can I get just one PCP, that will be able to take care of me, Consults Rx's? I cant seem to get 1 good MD!

Cannot choose a Dr.: HealthTap PRIME began this summer (2014), and is a Primary Care service. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. Patients do NOT select a particular doctor. A patient using PRIME has a one-on-one visit with the doctor via smartphone, a tablet, or a computer, and he can show the doctor pictures or test results. ...Read more

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I'm a 39 yo female. I'm not close to nor can I afford a gym membership. How do I lose weight after a prednisone regimen?

I'm a 39 yo female. I'm not close to nor can I afford a gym membership. How do I lose weight after a prednisone regimen?

Run: Running is a great way to lose weight. Do sit ups and push ups at home. Eat less.
Do isometric exercises. Use canned food cans as hand weights. Dance. ...Read more

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How much do I have to pay for someone to get back on my meds for bipolar disorder and ptsd. Do I need the prime membership? Are there extra fees?

How much do I have to pay for someone to get back on my meds for bipolar disorder and ptsd. Do I need the prime membership? Are there extra fees?

Psychiatrist: It is my understanding that on HealthTap, we do not prescribe psychiatric medications. Given the complexity of Bipolar d/o it is best to establish a relationship with a local doctor. Local community health clinics offer services regardless of insurance. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pretty muscular legs. Any tips without spending a load of money on a gym membership?

What to do if I have pretty muscular legs. Any tips without spending a load of money on a gym membership?

What is goal: If you already have muscular legs you might be part way there. What is the goal? Do you seek muscular legs. Gym employees can be helpful in exercise advice but of course they must be paid. However you can find a ton of information on the internet and any public library will have books about exercise. If you have a friend with a membership, you might get a trip or two on guest passes. ...Read more

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How to do sex?

How to do sex?

??: Need to be more specific however with the right person nature will take over and remember to protect yourself from stds. ...Read more

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Can I smoke??

Can I smoke??

No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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Is lead safe?

Is lead safe?

Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more

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How do I fast?

How do I fast?

Fast: I assume you are asking about fasting for a test. This is usually nothing except water after dinner. About a 12 hour fast. ...Read more

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I'm new member?

Congratulations: Congratulations for joining. We hope you find this forum to be educational and inspiring. ...Read more

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How to get fat?

How to get fat?

See below: First of all, I don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Many things: The cause of adhd symptoms are many, allergies, low blood sugar, learning problems, nutritional deficiencies to name a few. Everyone deserves a thorough medical evaluation to look for these causes. ...Read more

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Who is at risk?

Question?: You do not have a question that I can answer. Please address who is at risk for "what"? Let us know and we will try to answer. ...Read more

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What can I ask?

What can I ask?

Basic questions: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this basic HealthTap public forum is free. Post a question with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors can answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services provide private, virtual consultations.) ...Read more