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Can social media help your health?

All those postings about sore throats, kids with tummy aches, and parents with runny noses can provide vital clues to public health.

Friday - 10/03/2014, 10:59am EDT

Tags: sickweather, Graham Dodge, sick, social media

Site uses social media to track illness

Sickweather.com uses social media updates to follow outbreaks of the flu, allergies and other illnesses around the country. Sickweather scans Facebook and Twitter for posts about sickness and gathers the data to form an interactive map showing the areas with the most statuses about infections.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 02:24am EDT

Tags: Capital News Service, social media, sick, Health, Twitter, tracking illness, Baltimore

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