Type 2 diabetes remains a global epidemic. According to a 2017 CDC report, over 100 million Americans have prediabetes or diabetes. Diabetes was the number seven leading cause of death in 2015. The World Health Organization (WHO) published a report showing a quadrupling of the prevalence of diabetes since 1980 worldwide. According to the CDC, […]
These “not so obvious” medical apps range from orthopedic apps to toxicology apps to ultrasound apps.
Hundreds of new apps hit the Android and iOS app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals. iOS Antibiotics Simplified is now available on iOS devices in app form after purchase in the App Store. Netter’s Anatomy Atlas 7e is the app version of this reference […]
This list shows all the Apple ResearchKit apps you can enroll in. Physicians can recommend these apps to their patients.
The CDC has nearly 30 apps available for smartphones. These are the ones you should download.
Tobacco use remains the #1 preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide. Overall, cigarette smoking among U.S. adults (aged ≥18 years) declined from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016. Still nearly 38 million American adults smoked cigarettes in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]
Prescription and non-prescription opioid abuse has risen to epidemic proportions. Statistics from the CDC are staggering. Deaths from opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999 with over 165,000 fatalities. Every day in the U.S., 44 people die of prescription opioid overdose and over 7,000 are treated in ER’s across the country. Over 2 million people in […]
Insulin dosing errors in hospitalized patients are a common source of patient errors and serious inpatient morbidity and mortality. The National Academy of Science/Institute of Medicine have been reporting on the frequency (epidemic?) of medical errors for decades. Some authors have even argued that medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death. Despite that […]
Hundreds of new apps hit the Android and iOS app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals. iOS ZOLL’s Virtual Rescue Mobile ZOLL’s Virtual Rescue Mobile app allows users to witness, in virtual reality, a simulated cardiac arrest rescue. The 360-degree video can be viewed through […]
One of the most critical yet easily overlooked tasks during any clinic visit or hospital discharge is to ensure patients are up to date on their vaccinations. Recently at our clinic, we have been working on two new large vaccination initiatives — one involving the HPV vaccine and the other implementing new Army vaccine guidelines […]
Hundreds of new apps hit the Android and iOS app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals. iOS Physician’s Weekly The new Physician’s Weekly app offers the news, clinical updates, and interviews that physicians have come to expect from this 35-year-old publication. This app also offers […]
One of my passions is practicing and teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM). Many of the reviews I select to write on iMedicalApps are apps that connect the user to EBM. Our list of the Top Apps of 2017 is filled with EBM apps. But where should providers go for EBM stats? For busy primary care providers […]
Whenever I lecture on medical apps, I always tell the audience the importance of a dedicated infectious disease guide. Traditional drug guides like Epocrates or Lexicomp or reference apps such as UpToDate, Dynamed or Essential Evidence Plus are not sufficient due to issues with accuracy and/or convenience. So for years, I have been recommending the outstanding […]
Hundreds of new apps hit the Android and iOS app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals. iOS ASSH Hand-e App This educational app from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand contains a large collection of peer-reviewed articles and surgical videos. Topics can be […]
I am not a pediatrician but do take care of children in my practice as a family physician. Our inpatient service routinely follows (in consultation with pediatric cardiology), children with Kawasaki’s disease, and endocarditis. Certainly, all of us have had to deal with the newborn or young child with a murmur or a concerning family […]