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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 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 there any health benefits of green tea?

Are there any health benefits of green tea?

Health benefits: Tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols which have an anti-carcinogenic effect. The lighter the tea, the less it has been processed. White, red & green teas are especially helpful. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest extracts from green tea can act as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. ...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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Which nuts are lowest in fat?

Almonds, peanuts: Nuts are high in fat, which in part explains why they taste so good. Almonds have a lower amount than most, but not much lower. Peanuts are very much lower but they in fact are a legume and not a true nut. It is best, from a fat standpoint, to treat all nuts as equivalent in fat. ...Read more

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What low-impact exercises can I do to help me lose weight?

What low-impact exercises can I do to help me lose weight?

4 types: 1.Zumba - a fusion of latin moves and music in an hour-long class, 2. Swimming or water aerobics, 3. Walking, 4. Interval class - you’ll combine strength training and cardiovascular activity, which will help you get in shape faster.Low impact fitness doesn’t mean low results. Try some of these exercises to accelerate your weight loss. ...Read more

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What are quick and easy exercises I can do during work?

What are quick and easy exercises I can do during work?

Think "active": There are many ways to improve exercise and activity in during work. Some include: taking stairs, parking farther away, walking to your favorite lunch spot, walking to a co-worker instead of using the intercom, hand weights at your desk, stretching exercises when at your desk, or walking for exercise around your work during breaks or lunch. Just keep active! ...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 be happier and more self-confident?

How can I be happier and more self-confident?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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