The Flu seems like it has hit hard all across the country. We experienced the flu in our house right after Thanksgiving. The virus was nothing to play around with and I only wish I had taken my girls in earlier. My advice all season to people that have flu symptoms, is to get to the doctor so you can get the tamiflu. Several friends have told me the tamiflu made their flu symptoms go away quickly.
Verizon has put out an article that gives details on smartphone apps to help you with the flu this flu season.
Flu Near You app helps you find and report flu activity in your area and also includes Vaccine Finder, which identifies nearby locations offering the flu vaccine and provides directions.
The ZocDoc app finds nearby doctors and includes a map of doctors in many insurance networks. It also allows you to view available timeslots and schedules appointments from your smartphone.
For information on how to treat illness that might not require a trip to the doctor, the WebMD app allows you to check the part of your body that is troubling you, identify your symptoms and learn about potential conditions. It also includes medically-reviewed information about conditions related to you and advice for treatments. You can also find information and reviews on drugs, supplements and vitamins. Information includes uses, side effects, warnings and more.
While these apps may not cure the flu, they just might help you and your family avoid it or get the treatment you need quickly and easily.
Disclosure: I am a Verizon Brand Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are of my own.