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How to use your smartphone to improve your health

Technology is allowing Americans to get more hands-on than ever with their healthcare. Literally. According to a PwC health study, about half of Americans own a smartphone, and among those, the number with at least one medical-, health- or fitness-related application on their mobile device doubled...

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