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Dr. Randall Bly, an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine who practices at Seattle Children's Hospital, uses the experimental smartphone app and a paper funnel to check his daughter's ear. Dennis Wise/University of Washington hide caption

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Hundreds of health care providers around the United States allow their patients to use Apple's Health app to store their medical records. Apple hide caption

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Storing Health Records On Your Phone: Can Apple Live Up To Its Privacy Values?

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Checkups & Choice is one of many web programs that looks to help people moderate their drinking and determine if they're at risk of alcoholism. Checkup & Choices/Screenshot by KUNM hide caption

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ResearchKit, presented by Apple's Jeff Williams in March, enables app creation to aid medical research. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

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Lively is a sensor that can be attached to a pill box, keys or doors. It lets people know whether aging parents are taking their medicines or sticking to their routines. Courtesy of Lively hide caption

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Will This Tech Tool Help Manage Older People's Health? Ask Dad

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Manic, sad, up, down. Your voice may reveal mood shifts. iStockphoto hide caption

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Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

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