An app about cancer or other life threatening illnesses isn’t sexy. It isn’t something you want to think about – but perhaps something we should remember to keep in our lives. Reading the Generosity app magazine for iPhone or iPad, reminds us that giving of our time and/or money can make a difference in the lives of others. In our technology filled lives, adding an app to our iPhone or iPad can remind us to take a minute to remember that giving helps others and to be present in our lives and enjoy each moment. The magazine was created by a Florida hospital, but contains content that can be informative or inspiring to all.
Do you need a way to keep track of your medications? Do you need to take medications more than once a day and find it difficult to remember? If so, Mango Health is your answer. It not only provides reminders, but valuable medication information too. Plus, you have the opportunity to earn points and win prizes. If you want all of that in a colorful, easy to ready package – then Mango Health is your app! Continue reading →
Shine is an app that lets you set goals for weekly activity and track your progress. There was an indiegogo project for a wearable device that will be the companion product to this app. The device, when available. will be the size of a quarter and introduce a new way to sync with your iPhone. Until that product becomes available, the Shine app can still help you plan and provide motivation.
Update 8/3/13 – at long last my Shine has arrived. I’ll begin testing and providing additional feedback as to ease of use. You’ll find that content at the end of this review.
The key to eating a balanced diet is to eat unprocessed foods, lots of vegetables and a good balance of protein and carbohydrates. I know this. I don’t know about you, but I don’t always eat unprocessed food and certainly not enough vegetables. And, I haven’t the faintest idea whether I am balancing my proteins and carbohydrates. In order to maintain a healthy diet I need help. That isn’t so hard to say. You probably need help as well. There are a number of good apps available to help you with this process. I’ve tried a number of them successfully. After testing MyNetDiary on the iPhone and iPad, I’m ready to say this is my favorite app. It is full featured, and best of all, incredibly easy to use.
Getting a good night’s sleep is an important part of maintaining a healthy body. Sleep restores the brain. On the other hand, lack of sleep can lead to weight gain and attention deficit. So, what can you do? Going to bed early helps, but sometimes it’s hard to fall asleep. The Very Night App is the solution to that problem. It provides soothing music and light and helps you transition from your stress-filled life to a peaceful night’s sleep. Continue reading →
Last week I started thinking about Mother’s Day and how apps can make a mother’s life easier. We are juggling multiple schedules, multiple to do lists and trying to keep family life smooth. I am going to do a series of articles about how apps can make your life a little less complicated. I will start with ones related to medicine, doctors and medical health. Continue reading →
The WebMD that you have used for years is now available on your iPad. I think this version is a little better than the internet one because of the touch features. Searching symptoms, conditions, drugs and treatment, first aid and even the closest local health listings are as easy as opening up the app. Continue reading →
Monitoring blood pressure is one of the most basic of medical tests, and one we can do ourselves. Many people keep a paper log of their daily blood pressure to share with their doctor. Paper is sufficient, but then you have to remember to bring your log to your appointment. An alternative is to log your pressure on your iPhone or iPad and then you’ll be more likely to have the information you need at your appointment. iBP iPhone (or iBP iPad) does a very good job of organizing the data in chart and graph formats. I believe you’ll be happy with the app, but you don’t have to listen to me. You can trust the 2,200 people who gave this app a good rating. Continue reading →
You could organize all of your health care information in one easy-to-use app, or you could fall back on the tried and true health care memory-testing marathon. Here’s the usual scenario. You sit down in the doctor’s office to fill out multiple forms. With all the things on your mind, including the reason you are in the doctor’s office, you need to remember the dosage of every prescription you currently take, what other doctor’s you have seen recently and the health history of your father who died 26 years ago. That’s just the first hurdle. Then you go in to see the doctor and start facing some of the same questions, plus new ones. Plus, you want to share with the doctor some questions of your own, but you can’t remember what you wanted to ask. Which scenario sounds good to you? Planning ahead and organizing all of your key data into one app or running the medical records marathon? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this change and My Medical and My Medical for iPad fit the bill. Continue reading →