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Keeping tabs on the flu

An article in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal spotlighted this new Google site that tracks ‘flu activity’ across the U.S.  Unlike other health watches that might track doctor’s visits or sick days, Google’s data comes from analyzing what terms people are searching when they go to Google.  The site explains: “As you might expect, there are more flu-related searches during flu season, more allergy-related searches during allergy season, and more sunburn-related searches during the summer.”  Check out all kinds of other trends Google is watching at their Google Trends site.  And stay healthy during this flu season!

A big thanks to Sarah Bolce for sending this site our way!