Most people already think of their android phone as a lifesaver, but now with all of the medical apps that are readily available, the android phone can actually be credited with helping to save lives daily.
Here are just a few of the medical apps that can be very resourceful.
First Aid by Health Team
This app will help guide anyone through almost any emergency situation that medical first aid is required. Many of the procedures even have demonstration videos, illustrations and written step-by-step instructions. There are even sections that give instructions for when first aid is required on an infant or young child.
iPharmacy Drug Guide & Pill ID by MedConnections
This app helps you identify more than 10,000 drugs just by imprint, color or shape and you can scan 200,000 UPC barcodes to find additional information on over-the-counter medications. The drug guide includes drug interactions, dosage, adverse reactions and warnings for both prescription and non-prescription medications. It also includes a medication reminder, pharmacy locator and pre-activated prescription discount card by RxRelief that is accepted at over 60,000 participating pharmacies.
ICE: In Case of Emergency by Appventive
This app stores all the vital information that a paramedic or hospital would need to treat a person in the case of an emergency. It stores a list of people to call, doctor’s numbers, insurance information, allergies, medical conditions, medical history and medications. This app is able to be accessed even if the phone is locked and includes a “if found” message that can be accessed if the phone gets lost.
Family Medical Info by Appventive
This app is able to be linked to the ICE: In Case of Emergency app and stores all of the same vital medical information except this app is for family use. It also will store vaccination records and insurance policies which is great for filling out school forms and doctor visits.
Home Remedies by ProThoughts
This app features over 100 natural cures for non-life threating illnesses such as headaches, acne, fever, toothache and insomnia just to name a few. Through this application you can also find the natural treatments that can replace over-the-counter medications for common ailments such as allergies or minor pain. Many of the natural ingredients these cures use can easily be found in any kitchen cabinet.
Calorie Counter by FatSecret
This app is not just a simple calorie counter but it is actually a guide to help lose weight and keep it off permanently. To start counting calories there is a barcode scanner to show the calorie count in thousands of food products. It also has a quick reference guide on nutritional information for restaurants and favorite foods. Along with a weight tracker it also includes a food diary to keep track of how many calories have been consumed and a diet calendar to see how many calories have been burned off. There is also an exercise diary, a journal to record the progress that has been made and healthy meal planning ideas.