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June 9, 2014

screenshot of healthsocialytics.com web site NSF CAREER awardee launches Health Social Analytics (healthsocialytics.com), a web site that visualizes data about health-related disorders, drugs and organizations from Twitter, news stories and online health forums. The tool aims to help individuals and organizations track health trends and enables government agencies to better prepare for a public health emergency. Full Story

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