HEALTHBEAT: Need a doctor for a sore throat? Creating strep scorecard might help patients tell

  • Article by: LAURAN NEERGAARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 4, 2013 - 6:19 PM

WASHINGTON — Debating whether to seek a strep test for that sore throat? One day there could be an app for that: Researchers are developing a home scorecard that aims to prevent thousands of unnecessary trips to the doctor for this common complaint.

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davehougNov. 5, 1312:34 PM

GOOGLE knows how many searches occur by location for flu symptoms. The data can predict outbreaks faster than doctor offices.

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