Helpful Medical Apps – Which One Is Right For You?

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 “Helpful Medical Apps – Which One Is Right For You?”

WebMD for iPad Helps You Manage Your Healthcare

Total Score:  27.5

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 “WebMD for iPad Helps You Manage Your Healthcare”

iBP Blood Pressure – Chart Your Way to Good Health

Total Score:  28.5

 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 “iBP Blood Pressure – Chart Your Way to Good Health”

My Medical App – A Critical Tool for Maintaining Your Health

Total Score:  29


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 “My Medical App – A Critical Tool for Maintaining Your Health”