Saturday 26 November 2011

How to use your Smartphone as a pill identifier and to identify symptoms

Preganancy symptoms; swine flu symptoms and more-we live in an increasingly health conscious and sickly society , so thank goodness for smartphones that can act as both a symptoms identifier and a pill identifier if the right medical app is used.

                                                                 Swine Flu Symptoms?

First a warning: A recent British television program ( WATCHDOG) concerned with consumers rights pointed out that of all the apps on Itunes offering professional advice about serious topics such as symptom identification, fully 90 % of them had no accreditation. Would you go to a Doctor that had no credentials. I'm hoping not so make sure that whichever Medical App you do download it has some sort of integrity and credence behind it. I'm not going to give you a whole heap of medical apps for Iphone to wade through but will just speak about one very well regarded one for that reason.

Web Md for Iphone and Android

Web Md is already well regarded on the internet and it was only a matter of time before it made its way onto Smartphones. Have a look at the original Web Md symptoms identifier .

Firstly lets mention it's accreditation as a medical app: Web Md is URAC accredited which makes it about as legitimate as they come.
The app itself has exactly the useful features that you'd expect in a highly regarded app:

  • WebMd Symptom Checker
  • Conditions (find medically related info about medical conditions and treatments right from your phone)
  • Pill Identification Tool - highly useful pill identifier pictures and pill/medicine information
  • First Aid Essentials
  • Drugs and Treatments- what they are used for; drug warnings; treatment side effects
  • Local Health Listings- to find nearby doctors; hospitals and other medical help

WebMD for Android;WebMD for iphone;WebMD for iPad

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