Thanks to the rapid rise of technology, all of the medical tools necessary
to promote a healthy, safe lifestyle are no further than the screen of
your smartphone. Here are five of our favorites:
ALIVEECG BY ALIVECOR
Record an electrocardiogram (ECG) with ease using AliveCor’s user-friendly
app. By simply placing your finger on the screen of your smartphone or
tablet, you can immediately measure the rate and rhythm of your heartbeat.
AliveCor’s cutting-edge technology also determines if atrial fibrillation
(a top cause of strokes) has been found in your ECG. Alive ECG allows
your ECGs to instantly be shared with your doctor or other health care
professional, ensuring that you receive the most accurate information
possible. All of these features can be accessed quickly and easily, whether
you’re out running errands or making dinner at home.
If you have small children, a sketchy immune system or just need a comprehensive
app to easily check symptoms, WebMD is for you! This innovative app allows
you to check your symptoms using an animated body model, set helpful reminders
for medication consumption, access first aid materials easily and even
use your location to find hospitals near you. Matching symptoms with a
diagnosis has never been easier—or faster. WebMD is the perfect
on-the go tool, allowing you to maintain your busy lifestyle without sacrificing
lifesaving medical information.
For diabetics, monitoring symptoms on the road can be a tedious process.
If you’re looking for an app that combines all of the tools necessary
to remain active and healthy while controlling your blood sugar, Glooko
is the perfect solution. With a few taps and swipes, you can import glucose
data from your meter, set reminders for checking blood sugar and taking
medication, and even monitor your blood pressure and weight. If your memory
tends to fail you, insulin, food and medication can easily be logged using
Glooko’s expansive database—it’s the ultimate lifestyle journal.
ICE is a streamlined and allinclusive app that allows you to log all emergency
information in detail. You can enter emergency instructions in several
languages, a list of emergency contacts, copies of your ID and insurance
cards, medical conditions, medications and family information. ICE can
even be enabled to run on your lock screen, so if you encounter a life-threatening
situation, emergency workers can easily access your health information
by simply tapping your screen. A new update allows you to enable Smart911,
which authorizes 911 operators to access a wealth of emergency information
FIRST AID BY AMERICAN RED CROSS
Perfect for families with school-aged children, Red Cross’s First
Aid app provides you with every resource possible for dealing with emergency
situations. Whether you’re dealing with minor cuts and burns or
choking, First Aid’s user-friendly, step-by-step instructions ensure
that you’ll handle emergencies correctly each time. To guarantee
that you fully understand each emergency procedure lesson, you can also
access several unique quizzes to test your first-aid knowledge.