by Elaine Porterfield

Myth vs. fact roundup one: Flu edition

In addition to the holidays, a chance of snow and lots of hot chocolate, winter brings something much less welcome—flu season. To arm you for flu season, we’ve pulled together a series of myths and facts with the best possible information to keep you healthy. Because nobody wants to use their PTO for being sick.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: It’s not just the winter blues

It’s that time of year again—the time when temperatures drop and colder weather creeps in. For some people, this seasonal transition can cause a sort of winter depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Think you may be affected? Here’s how to recognize and treat the symptoms of SAD.

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Trigger me this, winter: Why asthma flares up when temps drop down

24.6 million Americans suffering from asthma, the breathing isn’t easy.  So how can you keep Jack Frost from nipping at your lungs—and how can 98point6 help?  With "oops-I-didn't-think-of-that" seasonal triggers, and expert advice from our own Dr. Linda Pourmassina, we'll break it down for you right here.  

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It’s wintertime…and for 24.6 million Americans suffering from asthma, the breathing isn’t easy.  So how can you keep Jack Frost from nipping at your lungs—and how can 98point6 help?  With "oops-I-didn't-think-of-that" seasonal triggers, and expert advice from our own Dr. Linda Pourmassina, we'll break it down for you right here.  

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by 98point6

Brrring on the cold: What you need to know when the mercury drops

The temperature is dropping and the mountains are filling with snow. Love it or hate it, the cold weather is here—and with it, can come cause for concern. That doesn’t mean stay in and stay warm, it just means be aware of cold-weather risks (like hypothermia, frostbite and Raynaud's disease), and be informed about prevention and treatment methods to stay safe.

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by Elaine Porterfield

The masters of medicine: Meet some members of our Medical Advisory Board

We like to periodically share some glimpses behind the scenes about what we’re building here—and how we’re building it. Today, we introduce some of the members of our Medical Advisory Board. “Their mastery of medicine and science is pretty much unparalleled,” says Dr. Brad Younggren, chief medical officer for 98point6. Read more about our Medical Advisory Board here.

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What labs say about you (and how 98point6 can help)

Whether you’re feeling unwell, concerned you may have inherited Dad’s high cholesterol, or it’s just been a while since your last workup, it may be time for a lab test. Thanks to a new product feature, 98point6 can now help you get the answers you're seeking.

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by Elaine Porterfield

Which type of flu is bugging you?

You're achy. You're spiking a fever. You've never been more tired. It must be the flu! But wait—is it the stomach flu or influenza? Though the onset symptoms can be similar, the path to feeling better isn't the same. This infographic makes it easy to learn about the differences—and how you can recover faster. 

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