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You never know when you’re going to have to consult the medical manual, whether it’s a strange rash or something more worrying when you’re out of reach of a professional doctor so having an app to help your read and treat (to a certain extent) medical symptoms could be life saving.
WebMD Price: Free Current Version Ratings: 4/5 from 1222 WebMD as you probably know is one of the most comprehensive medical websites out there designed to help you first gain an understanding of what the illness might be or how best to treat an injury and from there you may go on to consult a physician or doctor etc. This WebMD iPhone app is basically their website full of 10k+ pages all packed up into this app. It is not designed to diagnose or treat a medical condition, however, if you are traveling abroad in a foreign country and are miles away from anywhere then this free medical manual is a must have. If you are on any medication it also has features which you can use to customize your dietary plan and reminds you of when to stock up. Main features include – symptom checker, conditions, drugs and treatments, first aid information, local health listings and saved data.
Airstrip Cardiology Price: Free Current version rating: 3/5 from 18 This is intended for the use of your clinician who is able to monitor the health of a cardiac patient whether in hospital or at home. In order for this to work your clinician must have www.airstriptech.com set up in their department. Please visit the website to explore further. It’s essentially a mobile way of managing multiple number of patients whilst getting real-time readings of current levels of health which when certain stress levels are exceeded in a patient various health professionals are alerted and can access the data from a range of environments and act upon it.
Epocrates Price: Free Current version rating: 4/5 from 18 Ever wondered what the right drug to take is for your condition or whether in fact you are taking the right medication? It also consists of a whole range of extensive knowledge from adverse reactions to drugs to up to 30 drugs at any one time to calculating your bodies BMI and GFR. This app also comes as a premium app with various upgrades but the features listed above and more all come with this free app. Supposedly 50%+ of U.S physicians rely on the Epocratyes app to assist in a patient’s safety. The interface is clean and well laid out. You have various categories to choose from which include – drugs, interaction check, pill ID, notifications, app directory, resource centers, essential points, tables and calculators – oh, and a search function.
iMuscle Price: $4.99 Current Version rating: 4/5 from 88 iMuscle is another well respected health app with some stunning human anatomy visuals especially for the iPAd. It’s basically a sophisticated workout aid, which includes your own workout which you monitor and share and measure all your stats like weight, blood pressure, heart rate etc. You are also provided more than 450 HD 3D animated exercises and stretches for you to follow. If you don’t really have a clue as to what the correct muscle groups to work are when it comes to achieving a certain physique, forget paying a PT, this app on your iPad down the gym or at home explains it clearly for you. If you’re a teacher also or a PT, then you could use this app with a projector and go through methodically each workout session. For $4.99 user reviews have no complaints.