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Now you can get medical information via Facebook Messenger

Ever wondered why you couldn’t engage with a doctor on the sites you actually use? Well, now you can. HealthTap, a startup that offers video consultations with thousands of doctors, is soon to integrate with Facebook Messenger. The service will be available by the end of the day, according to a spokeswoman. Just type in … Continue reading “Now you can get medical information via Facebook Messenger”

Ever wondered why you couldn’t engage with a doctor on the sites you actually use? Well, now you can. HealthTap, a startup that offers video consultations with thousands of doctors, is soon to integrate with Facebook Messenger. The service will be available by the end of the day, according to a spokeswoman.

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Just type in your question, and a doctor will respond with some information within seconds. They won’t diagnose you, offer medical advice, or write you a prescription, though. Go to Facebook.com/healthtap and hit “Message” to try it out. 

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Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based journalist specializing in health and technology. Before joining Fast Company, Christina worked as a reporter for VentureBeat, Reuters and KQED

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