Good-bye, cold, germy waiting rooms. Now you can hook up with a real MD right on your computer or smartphone.
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Maven (mavenclinic.com), a women-only service that launched last year, lets patients FaceTime with doctors and other health care professionals for about the same price as a typical co-pay. Walgreens has rolled out a digital doctor service in 25 states, and insurance companies BlueCross BlueShield and UnitedHealth Group will reportedly make telemedicine services available to more than 40 million people in 2016.
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No flimsy hospital gown required, now you can get a diagnosis and prescription with just a tap and a swipe. And you can keep your sick self where it belongs—in bed!