There are some new smartphone apps to add to your get-well-soon regimen. As winter weather paves the way for colds and flu, a dose of smartphone apps could make you open up and say, "ah-ha!" getting in the door at the doctor's office can be a challenge, especially when other flu-fighting patients are trying to do the same thing. ZocDoc.com
has tried to cut the wait with their website that lets users in a number of cities search doctors by specialty and insurance, and schedule an appointment online. ZocDoc's apps for Android, Blackberry and iPhone takes most of the features of the website mobile, including reviews and recommendations of other patients, and a place to book and keep track of appointments. It's not a replacement for professional medical care so seek help, if you need it.