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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?

About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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