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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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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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