8 Healthy Habits to Help You Live to 80

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Life expectancy in the United States is just below 80, but it’s still much better than it used to be during the Bronze Age: 26 years. Improvements in technology and healthcare have come a long way over the last three centuries, but there are plenty of simple things you can do to make sure you READ MORE →

9 Health Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask Your Doctor

Weird sights, smells, feels—we all have health questions we’re too embarrassed or self-conscious to ask our doctors! Here are a few common ones that our doctors have already answered: 1. Why do my veins pop out of my hands? Wondering why your blood vessels seem to stand out? Phlebologist (vein specialist) Dr. Albert Malvehy says it’s because over READ MORE →

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

This week, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency.  Here’s what doctors currently know.  1. The Zika virus is primarily transmitted by a mosquito. Dr. Cynthia Archer, a specialist in Internal Medicine, says the Zika virus is typically transmitted by an Aedes mosquito that has ingested blood from an infected human READ MORE →

5 Easy Ways to Build and Boost Your Brain Strength

Don’t wait until you’re a senior citizen to sharpen your mind: It’s something we all need to do. Instead of letting your brain slouch while you’re sitting in front of your computer, smartphone, or TV, stay in mental shape by regularly exercising your mind. According to Dr. Keegan A. Duchicela, a specialist in Family Medicine, “Some studies READ MORE →

5 Steps to Clean Eating—and a Fit, Healthy 2016

Happy New Year! The start of 2016 is the perfect time to set health goals for the year. Here in the HealthTap office, a few members of the team have started working towards their clean eating goals. Why not join them? Clean eating refers to consuming food that is minimally processed and refined. Think of READ MORE →