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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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A brief timeline of remote care: paving the way for convenient and affordable healthcare

The way we’re receiving medical care is changing. Did you know that over 7 million people choose to meet with physicians virtually instead of in-person? There is an increasing need from consumers to create more convenient and affordable medical services. We put together a timeline to take you on a brief journey from the first…
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Thank you to our summer interns!

We were incredibly fortunate to welcome fourteen interns into our 98point6 family this summer. Our interns were a great addition to their respective teams and our organization as a whole.  We took them aside to learn a bit more about them and some of their favorite moments at 98point6 as a final farewell!  Clinical Team:…
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Have a sunny attitude toward sunscreen

Today’s rain brought an end to  a 39-day dry streak in Seattle. This uncharacteristically sunny weather, and the fact that it is UV Awareness Month, provides a good time to remind us of what our parents, doctors and dermatologists nag us to do—cover up, put on sunglasses and wear sunscreen. Almost all of us (myself…
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Making the most of summer farmers markets

Summers in Seattle are jam packed with farmers markets. I love both cooking and fresh veggies, so strolling through these markets is always an enjoyable experience. Last week, I headed to the Columbia City market in South Seattle to pick up some produce for dinner and learn a bit about some of the vendors along…
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Bending Over Backwards to Find a Good Yoga App? Look No Further.

Searching “yoga” in the App Store or Google Play returns hundreds of results, turning what should be a relaxing workout into a stressful decision-making experience. That’s why we’ve removed some of the guesswork for you and tested three of the most popular apps. Read on to skip the stress and get right to Namaste! Gaiam…
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Grill season is here. Are you prepared for a carefree cookout?

Everyone knows food tastes better outside, no question! But is it always safe? Not so much. Food poisoning spikes in the summer for a number of reasons, including ideal outdoor temperatures for bacterial growth. Burns are easy to come by if you’re not thinking about grill safety. By following a few simple practices, you can…
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Getting back on track with healthy habits when it seems life is derailing you

Life happens. It’s inevitable. And one of the hardest things to do is maintain a healthy routine when life seems to derail you. Perhaps you were keeping up a steady exercise routine, eating well or cutting back on alcohol. Then you got an injury, hit a major work deadline or winter hit — you get…
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A light lesson on color blindness

Have you ever stopped to think about how your brain processes color? There’s much more to it than meets the eye. The way our brains perceive colors and imagery is one of the wonders of our existence, and it begins in the tissue of the eyeball called the retina. The images we process are essentially…
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What is a deductible anyway?

When it comes time to pay your health care bills do you sometimes feel confused or overwhelmed by all the different fees and plan types? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Do you understand the difference between a co-pay versus co-insurance for health care services provided? Are you familiar with deductibles and how they…
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