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Published January 03, 2013, 05:34 PM

Thursday's App of the Week: WebMD

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- With flu season in full gear and looking like it's going to be a bad one, plus all of the other ailments that can hit your family, you need all the help you can to stay healthy.

By: Kerstin Kealy, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- With flu season in full gear and looking like it's going to be a bad one, plus all of the other ailments that can hit your family, you need all the help you can to stay healthy.

You're in luck, there's an app for that.

It's the app you hope you don't have to use, but if you need it, you'll be glad you have it!

WebMD is a free reference app that gives you a link to health information 24 hours a day 7 days a week. More than 95 million people use it a month.

When you're at home feeling miserable and want to know if you need to go into the doctor or what you can do to feel better grab your smartphone or tablet.

You can start with Web MD's symptom checker. You just select the part of the body that hurts, choose your symptoms, and learn about potential conditions.

WebMD then walks you though causes and treatments. If you're wondering about a specific drug, supplements or vitamins it can tell you about their uses, side effects and warnings. It also can help you identify your pills by shape, color, & imprint.

And a great feature, even if you don't have access to the internet.. you can still use the webMD app to look up first aid information like bee stings and broken bones. And it can always also help you find the closest doctor, hospital, & pharmacy, reat during emergencies.

The WebMD app is available on both the apple and Google play markets. A warning though,it's not a replacement for a visit to the doctor.

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