There are tens of thousands of health-related apps on smartphones. Some make the smartphone into a type of health-related equipment and others help you manage health-related issues.
I’ll review some of those that help you with issues.
MediSafe: This is an easy-to-use app which provides reminders to patients when they need to take their medicine. It can also share information with a “med-friend” (think spouse, companion, caretaker). the app also alerts users when a refill is due. Cost: free
MyFitnessPal: Helps users lose weight with many strength training and cardio exercises. Daily calorie tracking (with more than 2 million food entries in its database) and activity logging are two of its best features. Cost: free
MyQuitCoach: Personalizes strategies to help quit smoking. Users can commit to quitting immediately or decreasing smoking over time. Cost: free
iTriage: Ideal for travelers and those new to an area find the nearest hospital or urgent care center. It is location-based and also has the ability to provide estimated wait-time. Cost: free.
These wellness apps do not provide illness cures but they may improve health by encouraging smarter, healthier lifestyle choices. Who doesn’t like that?