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Despite the myriad benefits that the thousands of health-oriented apps on smartphones offer Americans, doctors are concerned that some claim to perform services that they probably can’t do very well, if at all.

Apps that purport to offer crucial monitoring for serious conditions often fall short, say experts. One app highlighted by the LA Times is geared towards diabetics, but does not direct its users when they report very low blood sugar levels to go to the hospital.

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