Look in the Google Play Store and you will see that there are hundreds of Android Apps in the Medical category – some Medical Apps are useful for students and professionals in the field and others provide useful information for any individual. Some Apps are more for educational purposes, others offer how-to-videos, and still others are for first aid – from Babies to Adults. Medical Apps have increased in quality the past couple of years and the ones we suggest here can really provide the user with some quality and helpful information.
My PillBox – is an application designed for those of us that need to keep track of taking their daily pills. If you are only taking a couple of pills it is no big problem, but if you are trying to juggling a bunch of pills every day, a pill reminder can be a big help. This App can also track multiple pill takers, so the entire family can be tracked on just one App. There are twelve different types of medicine you can categorize, such as: Pills, Capsules, Drops, Injections, Packs and Patches. You can even choose from nine different colors so it looks like the medicine you are taking. When you setup a medicine you can add information such as the reason you take it, the date you began taking a medicine, and the doctor that prescribed the medicine.
Home Remedies (Lite)
This is the number one FREE App in Google Play for Home Remedies and is recommended by top U.S. licensed doctors on Health Tap. The Lite version of this App takes up less memory and has fewer features – if you want the more robust version of the App then purchase the Plus version. This is the complete guide for home remedies and natural cures for your ailments…they are natural and safe and made from common herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables.
GoodRx Drug Prices and Coupons
GoodRx Drug Prices and Coupons – allows you to find the best price for your medicine, offers up coupons, and even gives you directions on Google Maps – you can save 20-80-percent in drug costs. GoodRx allows you to compare drug prices just as you would plane tickets and covers more than 6,000 drugs at virtually every pharmacy in the U.S. – they only display licensed, legitimate U.S. pharmacies. GoodRx is completely free and there are no obligations or other hidden costs.
Drugs.com Medication Guide
Drugs.com Medication Guide – easily allows you to look up drug information – you can identify pills, check drug interactions, and keep up your own personal record of medicines that you take. This App will store a 'My Drug List' so you can have instant access to all relevant medical information. The App contains a Pill Identifier, Interactions Checker, and many more tools that are helpful. Drugs.com is a leader in drug information with over nine million unique visitors each month providing free and informed information.
Visual Anatomy Free
Visual Anatomy Free – is an interactive reference and educational tool that now includes a 3D rotational organ model. There are 58 high-resolution images with more than 300 feature points and the full version has 1247 images. This App is used primarily as a learning tool but is also useful for physicians to show their patients or students…a great all around general anatomy guide. You can use Tap and Zoom feature to enlarge any image, use Quick Navigation to jump to other organs, and the App even allows you to take a quiz.
Doctor on Demand
Doctor on Demand – gives you the opportunity to speak to a real doctor or do a video chat online about whatever problem that you are having – all for a $40 fee. While $40 may be higher than your co-pay, the nice part is you never have to leave your house for a visit and that is certainly worth some money. You do not have to take time off work, fight through the traffic or sit in a waiting room…definitely a waste of your precious time. It is designed for more common type of aliments – Cold, Flu, Cough, Fever, Allergies, Prescription Refills, Urinary Tract Infections, STDs and many more. This service is available where State Laws Permit.
WebMD for Android
WebMD for Android – gives you 24/7 access to health information and if you have no internet you can still have access to first aid information. The App gives you all the decision-making tools and support of WebMD's Symptom Checker, Drugs and Treatments, First Aid Information, Health Listings, Pill Identification Tool, and Local Health Listings.
CPR-Choking – is an App offers instant videos on how to perform CPR and how to help a choking victim. The App was developed by leading educators and doctors and follows the latest recommendations…From the AHA Executive Summary:
"The newest development in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC is a change in the basic life support (BLS) sequence of steps from "A-B-C" (Airway, Breathing, Chest compressions) to "C-A-B" (Chest compressions, Airway, Breathing) for adults and pediatric patients (children and infants, excluding newly borns). Although the experts agreed that it is important to reduce time to first chest compressions, they were aware that a change in something as established as the A-B-C sequence would require re-education of everyone who has ever learned CPR."
Baby and Child First Aid
Baby and Child First Aid – this is the official Red Cross (from Britain) for Infants and Children. It has useful videos, easy advice, and even a test section – all this free. As a parent, you need to learn the skills and information that is taught you, prepare yourself for possible emergencies, and test your knowledge. A must have App if you have any babies or children living with you.
First Aid – American Red Cross
First Aid – American Red Cross – is the definitive App for first aid and a whole lot more. This App has been reviewed by almost 3900 users and received a 4.7 out of 5 rating, one of the highest I have ever seen and comes with top ratings and has won several awards. You never know when an accident will happen, but having the 'Red Cross' with you can be a big help. Comes with videos, interactive quizzes, and simple to follow step-by-step instructions. The App is fully integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call for an EMS from within the App any time. The App is ad-free and spam-free but does require a SD card with 40MB of free space.