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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 I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Can I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Sure.: You can consult with any of our doctors, go over symptoms, upload test results - whatever. ...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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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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What health benefits are associated with olive oil?

What health benefits are associated with olive oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil contains mono-unsaturated fatty acids (mufas), which are healthy fats compared to saturated and trans fats. Mufas may lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels; may also help normalize blood clotting. And some research shows that mufas may benefit Insulin levels and blood sugar control, which helps if you have type 2 diabetes! moderate use only, though. ...Read more

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What are effective methods for fighting food cravings?

What are effective methods for fighting food cravings?

Seek help/food diary: It is well worth it to find a provider specializing in addiction and food to help you explore your eating issues. While you're searching for a provider, keep a food diary -- what happened before you started eating, how did you feel before and after you ate on the emotional level. The diary might help you to see patterns in your eating, which will be helpful in resolution of the problem. ...Read more

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How can I start exercising if I struggle exercising?

How can I start exercising if I struggle exercising?

A five minute walk..: Your mind and body have learned to 'default' to its' own way of doing things. If you really want to make a behavioral change, start with something ridiculously easy. If you increase by 1 minute per day, you'll be at 35 minutes in a month. If walk leisure..3mph...And increase daily by 0.1 mph, your at a brisk walk in 10 days. 35 minute walk, 6d/wk=10+healthy yrs 2 ur life. ...Read more

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Which vitamins or supplements could improve brain function?

Which vitamins or supplements could improve brain function?

Many but: The best evidence we have for this is on omega 3 fatty acid and full complement of b vitamins, knowing your own b vitamin status (which can be measured). Glycerophosphocholine (gpc) and other precursors to neurotransmitters might be helpful, and also things like bacopa, vinpocetine, certain mushroom extracts and some others have been studied. See a functional med dr. ...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