An iPhone or iPad can be used for many different and fun purposes, it can also be used to help those in need of medical assistance. I don't just mean in terms of being able to call 911, either. Here's our look at four great apps that help assist users in some way, either through providing medical information or reminders just when they need it most.
RxmindMe Prescrption/Medicine Reminder and Pill Tracker
It's not the newest of apps but RxmindMe is still a great one. The app is a prescription reminder service that should help keep track of all the medication that some people need to take. Nine different types of reminders mean it doesn't matter if the medication needs to be taken every hour or even just on a particular day of the month, this app has its users covered. Further details mean it's possible to track quantities, export information, take photos of the medication and search extensively for any FDA approved drug. Impressive going for an app that's free to use.
Want to know everything about a type of medication, from dosage and side effects to how it interacts with other drugs? iPharmacy should have you covered. The app does a little bit of everything with simple reminders, an encyclopaedia of drugs and relevant information about them, as well as the means in which to find the cheapest pharmacy to buy them. iPharmacy proves a handy guide to all the latest recalls and alerts too, keeping its users safe.
For the diabetic, it's vital to keep track of various important information such as glucose levels, carbohydrate consumption and insulin dosage. Glucose Buddy does all that and offers syncing options to keep such things safe. Graphs and logbooks make tracking everything a breeze, and safe and easy to demonstrate to a doctor when attending a regular check up. There's integration with CalorieTrack, too, making it easier to log food and exercise details.
While it's ideal to go visit a doctor with concerns, it's not always possible or convenient. iTriage offers advice for many symptoms, diseases and conditions, helping its users figure out whether they need to go visit someone or whether there isn't a concern. Alongside such information, there are details on where to find the nearest ER or relevant clinic, as well as emergency hotlines and even an average wait time for certain facilities.