This freely offered app makes booking appointments almost too easy. Which is more than we can say for our insurance company's site. Use the app to check a doctor's availability, view her credentials and rate the experience after your visit. Available for iOS and Android.
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'Tis the season for runny noses, bloodshot eyes and a big, hulking pile of tissues.
AAA projects that "93.3 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays." So you can bet most of us will be stressed and/or functioning on minimal sleep. And as Dr. Oliver Kharraz, ZocDoc's founder, points out, we'll be susceptible to shifts in the weather since our immune systems won't be their strongest.
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"Studies have shown that air travelers during this time are at a 20% increased risk for catching a cold in-flight than the general population," he told Mashable, "and 63% of travelers get sick on vacation. As a result, they spend 21 to 33% more on their trip."
Fortunately, that doesn't have to happen to you. To help you cope with flu season and all the boredom/sad times that come with it, we've compiled a handy list of apps to see you through. Just consider this your digital First Aid kit. Though we can't guarantee they'll help you feel better, some could help diagnose sickness before it starts, connect you with sympathetic friends and keep you well-nourished.
Do you have any medical apps you like to use? Tell us about them in the comments.
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This story originally published on Mashable here.