Free Apps to Help You Get Through Flu Season
Flu season is upon us, and this year, it’s taking no prisoners. Even though there’s lots of advice out there about how to prevent it, the flu is so contagious that even the most diligent germaphobe isn’t safe. So what should you do once you begin feeling ill? Doctors say the best defense is knowing how to identify flu symptoms and getting treatment asap. These free apps for Android and iOS can help you do just that!
WheresFlu™ –This app comes from the makers of Theraflu®. It follows sickness incidence levels from week to week and keeps track of the current top 5 affected cities in the nation. Find results for your local area, or search by zip code to get information for any area. The app also provides an option to send a $2.00 coupon good towards any Theraflu® product to yourself, friends or family. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free
ZocDoc – When you’re feverish and aching, the last thing you feel like doing is calling for a doctor’s appointment. With this app, you can find and book an appointment in just a few simple steps. Enter your zip code and insurance information, and you’ll be provided with a list of doctors with available appointment times. Simply click on your desired time to book your appointment. All that’s left to do is show up and get well soon. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free
WebMD – Most of us have used or at least heard of Web MD. Now this app gives you all of the functionality of the website in the palm of your hand. Check your symptoms, access treatment information, or find out about local health listings. Want to locate the closest physicians, hospitals, and pharmacies and get directions to them as well? Just allow the app to access your current location through your smartphone or enter a zip code for the area of your choice. Available for Android and iOS. Price: Free