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Talking With Your Doctor (Overview)

Talking with your doctor is an activity in which a patient discusses with his doctor whatever concerns come to mind, such as symptoms, fears, testing plans, treatment plans, lab results, medicines, etc


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I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. What is HealthTap Prime and how do I use it?

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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Talking With Your Doctor (Overview)

Talking with your doctor is an activity in which a patient discusses with his doctor whatever concerns come to mind, such as symptoms, fears, testing plans, treatment plans, lab results, medicines, etc


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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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What foods have vitamin d?

What foods have vitamin d?

Enriched foods: The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin d are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Some mushrooms provide vitamin d2 in variable amounts. Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals often contain added vitamin d, as do some brands of orange juice, yogurt, margarine and other food products. ...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 the best sources of potassium?

What are the best sources of potassium?

Fruits and nuts: Good dietary sources include dried fruits, especially apricots, fresh fruits, especially melon, oranges and bananas, nuts, especially almonds and pistachios, and parsley. If a true deficiency is present, potassium in pill form is best. For life threatening deficiency, or in patients that cannot eat intravenous potassium is indicated. ...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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What are some different ab moves that I can do to get in shape?

What are some different ab moves that I can do to get in shape?

AB moves: Can begin with neutral spine exercises for your core such as planks, front and side, and "birddog" exercises. From there you can go to a global dynamic lumbar stability program. The ab program is part of this and this would protect your back. Most exercises are on youtube. ...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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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