5 Things You Need to Know About the Ebola Virus

On September 30, 2014, doctors in Texas diagnosed the first case of Ebola in the U.S. in a patient who recently returned from Africa. With more than 4,000 known cases and a fatality rate of up to 90%, this Ebola outbreak is the deadliest in history, since the virus was discovered in 1976. As fear READ MORE →

Ebola Update: First Case of Ebola Virus Diagnosed on U.S. Soil

The first case of the Ebola virus has just been diagnosed on U.S. soil, and as many as 100 people are being checked for exposure. BBC News reports that more than 3,300 have died in the Ebola outbreak in four west African countries. While there is currently no cure, Dr. Richard Bensinger states that “There READ MORE →

15 Myths & Facts About the Flu

Fall is finally here and flu season is well underway. And when it comes to dealing with those aches, chills, and fever, we’ll often try anything to help us feel better faster. From drinking ginger tea to taking Vitamin C, there’s no shortage of advice on the internet. But what’s myth and what’s fact? Our READ MORE →

Flu Symptom Checklist

  “Influenza (aka “the flu”) is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting the vaccine every year,” states HealthTap Medical Expert Dr. Henry Selke. Can you tell the difference between a READ MORE →

AppRx: 7 Best Baby Apps for Android

Every week, we bring you AppRx—high-quality health, fitness and wellness apps reviewed and recommended by HealthTap’s network of 63,000 top doctors. In this week’s edition, we highlight the 7 Best Baby Apps for Android. From helpful checklists and reminders, to baby tracking apps, to white noise apps to help sooth your baby to sleep. Know of another READ MORE →