It’s crazy how you can do unimaginable things with your iPhone with the help of apps that range from turning your iPhone into a virtual fart machine (gigs) to taking note of your girfriend’s menstruation cycles to help you know of her mood swings. Thanks to this successful marriage of an impeccable firmware and a set of imaginative apps you can one day anything to everything with your iPhone.
We have numerous iPhone apps that contribute to ensure physical, mental and emotional well-being of users. Here, we’ve enlisted quite a few of those:
Nike Training Club
You have been planning for months to join aerobics but visiting a trainer and getting ready for it is truly a drag. Nike Training Club will substitute your real life trainer with a virtual one and that also at no cost. An absolutely free app from Nokia comes with a huge number of videos (you’ll need 600MB of memory space to install it) with a number of exercises that help you in getting lean, toned, muscular, or target specific areas in your body. You can select your current fitness level and goal of the exercise and the app will recommend you the workouts.
So you are one of those doctors who spent years at the medical school and you still feel you cannot remember side effects and dosage information for all the drugs. Only if you could expand your memory just like modern day phones. Fortunately enough you won’t have to worry about it any more with Epocrates app, which according to them is now used by more than 50 percent physicians in US. The app gives complete formulaic information of thousands of drugs along with the interaction information between different drugs. Your patients might get nightmares remembering consultation charges, but luckily for you (and maybe also for your patients) the app is free.
Skyscape Medical Resources
Skyscape is another app which is very useful to healthcare professionals. It is a decision-support tool that gives you vital information regarding drugs, clinical information over 850 topics and medical calculators, e.g. a dosage calculator. However, to unlock all this information, you’ll have sign-up and create a Skyscape account. The interface comprises of RxDrugs (gives drug information), Outlines in Clinical Medicine (information on diseases and their symptoms), Archimedes (helps you in taking decisions) and MedAlert (periodically updated medical journal.
Remember the days when you realized the world around you is getting blurred. You go the optician and he asks you to look and pronounce the random set of characters that get more miniature as you browse from top to bottom. It is no fun (to some) to realize their own eyes are no more reliable and need to be accompanied with a pair of glasses. In case you feel your eyesight is getting weaker EyeChart on your iPhone can give you the hint. It is a very basic application and works more of a marketing gimmick.
MedCalc is a complete medical calculator iPhone app. The app categorizes all the formulas on the basis of disease and keywords. In case you do not remember a formula, all you need to do is type in something related to the formula in the search functions and a list of relevant keywords ops up. The complete information is given regarding all the terms and implications of the formulas and you can customize a list of your favorite or most used formulas. It is not free as you’ll have to pay $0.99 to get this app, but it is more comprehensive when compared to the free ones.
Taber’s Medical Dictionary
Taber’s Medical Dictionary is the most comprehensible medical dictionary available currently. It has more than 60000 terms, 1000 photos and 600 patient care statements. It is easy to navigate through the dictionary and you can also do an index search. Apart from definitions, it also tells you about the nutrition and alternative therapies as well as pronunciation of tongue twister medical terms. As an icing on the cake, the good news is that it is free.
Davis’s Drug Guide
Davis’s Drug Guide has in its database information related to more than 5,000 trade name and generic drugs that helps you to review the drug and calculate appropriate dosage. You can easily navigate through the app thanks to organized indexes. You can search for any drug or related information with its powerful search engine. It is available for free and can also be used on your iPad.
Medical field borrows a number of terms from influential people in its field, though it can be extremely challenging to remember all those names. This app offers you more than 1700 eponyms divided into 28 categories with the functionality of search.
STAT ICD-9 LITE
This strangely named app (for laymen like us) consists of 13,677 ICD-9 diagnosis code. Different codes are classified based on the disease they are related to and will help in getting rid of those NOS codes, which are highly undesirable.
PubMed On Tap Lite
You can browse all the articles on PubMed with this application. The library feature allows you to store your favorite articles, which you can format as well as email. It can be used along with various reference management apps such as Bookends and Endnote.