Ebola Update: Officials Watching Outbreak Closely

The current Ebola outbreak has not spread beyond West Africa, according to public health officials  who are nevertheless watching it closely, and with great concern. So far, the outbreak has killed more than 670 people since February. According to the CDC, people who may have been in contact with the virus are generally monitored for fever(…)

Raising Awareness about World Hepatitis Day

Raising Awareness about World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day is July 28th, and the the World Hepatitis Alliance has begun a campaign to end hepatitis across the world. According to the World Hepatitis Day website, this disease is currently the world’s 8th biggest killer. While to date there is not an absolute cure for most forms of hepatitis, this disease is easy(…)

Tappenings – 7/21/14

Tappenings – 7/21/14

We’ve had a busy week in the HealthTap office! Lots of new office decorations, matching outfits, new hires, and lots of teamwork!                                

Listeria Hysteria: What You Need to Know

Listeria Hysteria: What You Need to Know

Prevention, Symptoms, At-risk People, and Treatment Yesterday, Wawona Packing Co in California recalled stone fruits (peaches, plums, nectarines –anything with a pit) packaged at its warehouses between June 1 and July 22 on the suspicion that it may contain Listeria. A bold move, but a smart one that shows they have the consumers’ best interests(…)

Top 10 Tools for Coping with Stress

Top 10 Tools for Coping with Stress

With so many things going on in your day, stress can easily build and become a usual part of your life. While occasional stress can be positive and can motivate you to meet your goals, prolonged stress can have a negative effect. In this week’s post, HealthTap doctors offer ten tips and tricks to help you find ways to unwind.(…)

AppRx: 5 Free Android Running Apps

AppRx: 5 Free Android Running Apps

Every week, we bring you AppRx—high-quality health, fitness and wellness apps reviewed and recommended by HealthTap’s network of 60,000 top doctors. In this week’s edition, we take a look at 5 of the best free Android running apps.         1. RunKeeper – GPS Track Run Walk Description: Join the more than 17 million people(…)

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