Virtual Reality App for Lazy Eye Shows Promise

Virtual Reality App for Lazy Eye Shows Promise

An app for lazy eye might help those with the condition through virtual reality. Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a condition where vision is reduced from one eye with the brain favoring signals from the other eye. Both eyes may appear normal, but one eye may not be focusing clearly, or one eye may be […]

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This Week’s Best Medical Apps

This Week’s Best Medical Apps

Hundreds of new apps hit the app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers. You can find our previous app picks here. Acute Oncology Support The Acute Oncology Support App was created by cancer experts in Wales to support medical professionals in their […]

UW Pregnancy App Just a Clone

UW Pregnancy App Just a Clone

The best pregnancy apps aren’t just for obstetricians and their patients. Many of us in family medicine practice full scope, including obstetrics. It is one of the most challenging yet rewarding aspects of primary care. And regardless of what scope of obstetrics care you provide, pregnant patients are always looking for reliable information about their […]

Virtual Reality: A Medical Education Revolution?

Virtual Reality: A Medical Education Revolution?

It’s always important to ask what the evidence is with any new technology in healthcare, including medical education. Recent advances in virtual reality (VR) tech offer the potential for engaging, interactive learning experiences for medical students and residents, but is there actually any evidence to support this? A recent study in the Journal of Oral […]

Can Virtual Reality Tackle Phobias?

Can Virtual Reality Tackle Phobias?

Duke University has started offering a novel treatment for phobias: virtual reality (VR) exposure therapy.  Patients are interviewed and offered therapist-guided virtual reality treatments in an immersive, computer-generated environment that correspond to their particular source of anxiety. This isn’t for just any phobia, as the Duke Faculty Practice only offers environments for those with fear […]

Review: This Emergency Medicine App is ‘Outstanding’

Review: This Emergency Medicine App is ‘Outstanding’

As a military family physician, I am always interested in the best emergency medicine apps since we can be deployed with short notice to austere environments and expected to perform emergency combat care. I have previously reviewed a number of apps for peds emergencies including Pedi STAT, PalmPedi, BluCard, Pedi Crisis, Paediatric Emergencies, and the […]

Cognitive Training App Shows Promise for Dementia

Many tech-based interventions exist for dementia from virtual reality to a cognitive training app, but do they work? The CDC estimates that over 14 million Americans will be affected by 2050. Dementia affects 14% of people ages 71 years and older and 30% of those over the age 90. The cost of care worldwide is estimated […]

Best New Medical Apps of the Week

Best New Medical Apps of the Week

Hundreds of new medical apps hit the app stores every November. We’ve sorted through them to pick the top medical apps for this week. You can find our previous app picks here. AlzDxRx The AlzDxRx app was created by the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation to help providers screen for the behavioral symptoms associated […]

PsychoPharm Research app is an outstanding medication decision tree for Psychopharmacology

PsychoPharm Research app is an outstanding medication decision tree for Psychopharmacology

PsychoPharm Research was created by noted physician and medical-app developer Joongheum Park MD, who is an internal medical physician. Dr. Park has created several notable medical apps, and this current one provides an interactive version of medical decision support trees for psychopharmacology. It should be noted that the medication decision support trees have backing from […]

The popular Emergency Medicine website REBEL EM gets a dedicated app

The popular Emergency Medicine website REBEL EM gets a dedicated app

Rebel EM by AgileMD is an app that takes the website RebelEM and organizes the content into easy to ease, point-of-care accessible information. The website RebelEM was founded by Salim Rezaie MD and is run by a group of academic Emergency Medicine physicians. The website provides great blog posts that are peer reviewed, and focus […]