NEW YORK (AP) If you’re feeling sick, but not sick enough to get a visit from your doctor, it’s worth taking your temperature twice a day, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that the test is an accurate indicator of the severity of your illness, even when the person is not feeling sick at all.
It’s a key test that could help doctors pinpoint how severe your condition is and decide whether to administer the most effective drugs and therapies.
It’s a big step forward for the testing industry, which has struggled to keep up with increasing demand for tests and tests like MRIs and CT scans.
And it’s a huge win for patients, who are typically told to take multiple tests every few days.
For a year, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania tracked nearly 2 million Americans and compared their temperature readings with their medical history, including whether they were admitted to a hospital or received an urgent care call.
Their study was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Researchers tracked a sample of 1,898 patients for two weeks and found that patients who had the highest temperature in the morning and afternoon had the most severe illness symptoms, including fever, joint pain, headaches, muscle aches and vomiting.
This difference was also true of people who were older, had more severe illness, and had a higher BMI.
Researchers also looked at how patients’ temperature was affected by the number of times they were tested.
The more times they had the test, the worse the illness symptoms were, the researchers found.
The study also found that if the person had a fever, the test was a better predictor of whether they got an urgent call or hospitalization.
The study did not control for whether people were sick enough that they could not take the test themselves.
People who were tested once a day were not more likely to be admitted to hospital, and they did not have higher rates of emergency department visits or other hospitalizations, the study found.
It also showed that the higher the temperature, the higher their chance of being admitted to the hospital.