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KidsDoc Symptom Checker App Now Available for Android Phones

  (January 10, 2012)

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 10, 2012

The popular KidsDoc Symptom Checker app from (the official American Academy of Pediatrics Web site for parents) has helped thousands of iPhone users evaluate their child's symptoms. Now Android users can have the same great tool.

Parents provide their childs symptoms and receive up-to-date advice about how to treat minor illnesses at home, or when to call the doctor immediately. The app is based on the clinical protocols used by pediatricians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse advice call centers in the U.S. and Canada. These protocols have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million phone calls.

Each symptom care guide includes a decision chart to help determine the severity of the illness and how to manage it. The symptom checker also includes pediatric dosage tables by weight for common over-the-counter medications, images to help identify rashes, stings and bites, and first aid illustrations. Immediate connections are available to 911, your pediatrician or a nearby emergency department.

The Android and iPhone apps are available for $1.99. Visit for more information and links to download the apps.

Parents can test-drive the tool by using the free, online version available at

About Developed by American Academy of Pediatrics and backed by the organization's 60,000 member pediatricians, this award-winning site offers trustworthy, up-to-the-minute health advice and guidance for parents and caregivers.

Registered users enjoy a customized home page that features articles geared to the ages of their children. The site also offers a Find-a-Pediatrician service, Hot Topics news coverage, an Ask the Pediatrician tool, and more than 3,000 articles on childrens health.

Since the launch of in December 2009, nearly 5 million visitors have viewed more than 19 million pages of childrens health and safety information. To learn more, visit


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