Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Appsolute Must: Flu
The flu is rampaging across the country, but we have apps that could help keep you out of the doctor's office. Craig Stevens has today's absolute must-have downloads.
Flu Defender tells you how to protect yourself.
Get real time updates from the CDC flu Twitter feed and blogs. Or listen to podcasts for more information.
Learn about early symptoms, prevention strategies, and where flu outbreaks are occurring. Find out where to go for shots so you can defend yourself from the flu. You can also find out where the flu is hitting in your neighborhood.
Flu Near You pinpoints where patients are in your area.
Participants fill out a survey of symptoms and the pins represent people who are reporting in.
Information collected from the app is also made available to public health officials to better understand the spread of the flu. If you do end up at home sick, you can pass the time with a flu game.
Flu Panic is full of fast-paced fun.
Flap the penguin has the flu and it's your job to get rid of the germs as they invade his body.
Get points by popping the viruses as they drop down. But if any germs escape, Flap's temperature rises. If it goes too high, you lose and the flu panic continues.
Here's to staying well this flu season!
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