Health

Fighting flu season: Get (more) facts

Besides skiing, your favorite puffy jacket and hot cider, winter brings something much less welcome—flu season. To arm you for the remaining weeks of winter and the flu, we’ve pulled together this second series of myths vs. facts to help you ward off the flu. Understanding flu shots   Some special cases around flu shots […]

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Your Thyroid: The Common Culprit

Mindy was thrilled when she started losing weight despite a hearty appetite. But now her hair is thinning and her hands feel jittery—something isn’t right. It was easy for Paul to blame his depression, low libido and constant chill on the winter season—until spring came and his symptoms continued. Jeanine hasn’t been the same since […]

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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. Depending on where you live, you may even be feeling a freezing polar vortex or a snowy atmospheric river. Whatever the case, one thing is for sure: The longer, sunnier days of summer are suddenly shorter and darker. For some […]

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

It’s wintertime…and for 24.6 million Americans suffering from asthma, the breathing isn’t easy. If you’re an adult or child dealing with this chronic lung condition, you already know that every season brings its own set of unique triggers—pollen in the spring, moldy leaves in the fall— and these triggers are not created equal. In other words, […]

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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, cold weather is here—and with it, can come some 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 […]

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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’d like to introduce you to some of the members of our Medical Advisory Board. Our 18 board members are at the peak of their diverse specialties, from global health to sports medicine. They live, […]

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

Thirstier than usual lately? Feeling dizzy or tired? Worried you picked up a parasite on your last vacation? It seems like a consultation with the doctor is definitely in your future, but an accurate diagnosis may require a bit more (and it might even pinch, but just a little). “Laboratory tests offer a critical window […]

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Which type of flu is bugging you?

One day your stomach turns queasy and before you know it, you feel awful. You’re nauseated, a little feverish and you can’t seem to escape the bathroom—and all these symptoms leave you feeling tired, thirsty and just plain terrible. You sleep for hours. “I’ve got the flu,” you moan to a friend, “the worst case […]

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98point6 raises $19.5 million in Series B funding and introduces Continuity Care

As we continue our journey of bringing top-quality primary care to your fingertips, we’d like to pause and reflect on the past week. If you hadn’t seen the news yet, we closed a $19.5 million Series B fundraise, bringing our total funding to $35 million. We are ecstatic to have the backing of an incredible […]

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