Diagnosis & Disease Information

Apps for Diabetes Patients

App Recommendations for Diabetes Sufferers

Affecting roughly 9.3% of the population in 2012 and listed as the seventh leading cause of death in the US, diabetes cannot be ignored. Diabetes requires time, and close management of ones condition, to stay as healthy as possible.

iOS and Android Apps for Medical Professionals on the Go

iOS and Android Apps for Medical Professionals on the Go

We live in the information age. Data are at our fingertips, but efficiently locating the relevant and important data is the trick. Time spent foraging for information is time wasted. And time is inevitably something that we as human beings are always lacking. The apps suggested below are designed to help you be more efficient and are all available for both iOS and Android mobile devices.

Smartphone and Medicine

The Smartphone and Medicine

Ten years ago, no one would have imagined that a smartphone could be useful in health care, but these devices have improved rapidly, with specifications and processing power increasing exponentially, and lending themselves to resilience and adaptability. Amazing advances have been made available for both iOS- and Android-powered smartphones recently that are capable of changing the landscape and our mindset regarding how we use technology to advance the diagnosis and prevention of many illnesses.

Tech Tips for iPhone IOS7

Tech Tips for iPhone IOS7: Here’s our 7 on 7, or 7 of our favorite new things about IOS7.

Big news for the iPhone IOS7 is iTunes Radio, which lets you enter in an artist, song, or genre, and you will get a station that plays songs similar in nature. There are options to like the song, dislike it so it doesn’t play again, or buy it and add it to your iTunes music library. There’s an audio ad every 15 to 30 minutes, but it’s free customized radio so that isn’t a bad deal.

Mobile Tips & Tricks: iOS

Mobile Tips & Tricks: iOS (iPhone & iPad)

Technology is ever changing. It is getting faster, smaller, and more intuitive. Are you up-to-date with the latest thingamajig or app (that’s short for application for all you fogies)? Do you know your LOL from SMH? To help you out, we’ve created a compilation of the best how-tos, tips, tricks, and hacks for your iOS mobile devices. Use it, share it, and enjoy it.

Smartphone turns into Handheld Biosensor

Cradle Turns Smartphone Into Handheld Biosensor

Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more with their smartphones.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone’s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses and other molecules.

iPad Apps for Seniors

iPad Apps for Seniors

There are a growing number of free or inexpensive smartphone apps available for aging or ailing patients with chronic health conditions. These apps help patients and their caregivers keep track of medication dosages, nutritional requirements, and other daily healthcare needs. The apps also tap in to the growing trend of using mobile technology to communicate, organize our lives, and improve our health.

Apps for Patients with Special Needs

Apps for Patients with Special Needs

There are an array of apps available that are designed to assist patients with specials needs and their families. The iPad has become a popular therapeutic tool for people with disabilities of all kinds, especially because of the sensitivity of its touchscreen. For example, parents of autistic children are using applications to teach them basic skills, like brushing teeth, and how to communicate better. Studies are ongoing to test the iPads effectiveness as a functional tool for the disabled, which can vary widely depending on diagnosis. In this article, well cover just a few of the more popular apps that can make a real difference in the life of people with disabilities.

iPads for Kids

iPads for Kids

For some parents, the iPad has become an expensive babysitter. It happens in your waiting room every day—parents passing off their iPad or phone to their kids in order to pass the time.

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