Protection Beyond the Flu Shot, Using your Smartphone to Avoid the Flu

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[] Newport Beach, California - Aliviar Health recently introduced a free iOS app providing additional protection from the flu. "MedZam Cold & Flu" asks simple questions about symptoms and responds with relevant information that reduces exposure in two ways; first, by preventing unnecessary trips to high risk areas (doctor's office or Urgent Care waiting rooms). And, second, by identifying symptoms of the flu early so that individuals can protect their families, employers and schools from subsequent infection. The app is physician-designed to determine if someone has the flu, a cold, bacterial or viral infection.

A flu shot is one way to protect your family, office and school from harmful illness and lost productivity. As flu season approaches, CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. Even if you receive the vaccine, though, you may still catch the flu from a viral strain not in the current vaccine. Influenza viruses are spread from those infected to others up to 6 feet away by droplets broadcast via coughing, sneezing and talking. Less often, the flu virus spreads by touching a surface or object and then touching you mouth or nose. An estimated 20% of the U.S. population gets the flu each year.

Device Requirements:
* Phone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 8.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MedZam Cold Flu 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. There is also a series of other MedZam brand mHealth apps that help identify and achieve relief from concussions, headaches, and strep throat.

Aliviar Health is a healthcare information company founded by highly accomplished healthcare and technology executives. Dedicated to providing easy to understand, authoritative health and wellness information at the push of a button or two, Aliviar Health developed the premier mHealth product, MedZam(TM) in conjunction with nationally recognized specialty physicians. Aliviar Health's MedZam products provide a trusted source of comprehensive medical information that can be used anytime, anywhere. Aliviar Health, Inc. and MedZam are registered trademarks of Aliviar Health, Inc. in the United States. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Aliviar Health, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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