Kathy Nieder, MD

Winner of Surgeon General Healthy App Challenge can potentially help patients lose weight

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The LoseIt! app allows users to easily track weight changes, calories consumed and exercise with a well designed interface.

Self tracking fitness, review of popular MyFitnessPal app

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MyFitnessPal is one of the most popular calorie counting apps in the app store. It is linked to the MyFitnessPal website with more resources there.

My Pill Reminder App helps remind unintentionally noncompliant patients

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Patient Centric App Review Series App Reviewed: My Pill — Birth Control Reminder v2.3 Last Updated: June 29, 2012 Compatibility: iPhone, iPad Requires: OS 4.0 Reviewed on: iPad Goals of app review: * Is this app capably designed to remind women to take their oral contraceptive daily (or use it for other birth control method reminders)? * Can physicians recommend this app to help their unintentionally noncompliant patients?

Ultraviolet is a potentially useful sun protection app for patients

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Ultraviolet is a simple and visually appealing app using GPS to locate and recommend sun protection based on the UV Index of the user’s location.

Cardiograph App, a heart rate smartphone recorder app

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Cardiograph is a app designed to monitor and track heart rate using the iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones.

App that shows drug interaction information for pregnant women has limited usefulness

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This app is designed to help pregnant and lactating women evaluate the safety of medications based on evidence.

IBS Symptom Tracker app needs a Cognitive Therapist to be put to good use

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IBS Symptom Tracker was designed for patients wanting to self-track their bowel habits to better understand their Irritable Bowel Syndrome patterns

UMSkinCheck app could be recommended to patients with high risk of skin cancer

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UMassSkinCheck is an app designed to educate users about skin cancer and provide documentation of abnormal skin lesions that could be melanoma precursors

OATBook app is a simple tracking app for patients to manage oral anticoagulant therapy

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Review of OATBook app, which is good for select, motivated patients who want to self-monitor their warfarin therapy.

Determining if the BRCAmanager app is an appropriate breast cancer evaluation tool for patients

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BRCAmanager calculates breast cancer risk, gives instructions on self-breast exam and offers the opportunity to engage with other users in a community.

Can Physicians recommend QuitForever app as a useful tool for smoking cessation?

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QuitSmoking is a step-by-step program based on research in the study of smoking cessation to assist smokers using evidence-based material to stop.

AsthmaMD is a well designed free patient app for use in monitoring asthma

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AsthmaMD is a well-designed app for asthmatic patients to track their symptoms and peak flow measurements for better control of asthma symptoms.