A Free Reference on Menopause for Primary Care Since the 2002 publication of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study which demonstrated reduced fractures but increased incidence of coronary artery disease, breast cancer, and thrombosis with use of combination estrogen/progesterone replacement, the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) dropped dramatically. In the years since, several studies […]
These “not so obvious” medical apps range from orthopedic apps to toxicology apps to ultrasound apps.
Remarkable Update of the Original Rx Pediatric Dehydration App As a full-scope family medicine physician, severely ill infants and children can be some of the most stressful situations in our practice. Although norovirus and rotavirus infections are common, they can make children extremely ill — as can other more severe forms of gastroenteritis such as […]
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.
Few medical conditions create more anxiety for parents and providers than a sick infant or child. Two of the top reasons for parents to bring their children to the ER or an urgent care center are fever and asthma. According to the CDC, one in 13 people in the United States has asthma, and fever […]
Excellent Patient Education App for Common Dermatology Conditions The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) has updated and released their dermatology database app. Dermatology DB is based on their newly revised online dermatology database that includes the ability to print and/or email patient handouts. AOCD brings that information to the point-of-care in a handy patient-oriented […]
A Simulation Tools and Resources for Pediatrics Medical simulation has been gaining momentum for the last 10-15 years. In the United States, simulation grew from the anesthesia programs and was based on crew resource management from the airline industry. Since then, nearly every medical specialty now requires simulation in residency training as well as medical […]
In a busy primary care practice, providers often encounter adolescents and young adults. Frequently, these visits are “only” for sports physicals and acute/minor illness visits. Many times providers will fail to dive into personal issues with these patients. Whether this is simply due to a lack of time and/or a lack of knowledge of how […]
One of the Original and Best OB Patient Tracker Apps Is Back But Comes at a Premium Many of us in family medicine practice full-scope, including obstetrics. This is one of the most rewarding aspects of the specialty, but also one of the most challenging with very unpredictable hours and significant medical legal risk. Many […]
I love evidence-based medicine! Talking about the latest medical evidence and debating if/how/when to apply it to a particular patient at the point of care is what led to my interest in medical apps and me writing for iMedicalApps. How to keep up with the medical literature is a challenge. “Information mastery” is a concept […]
Prescribe a Helpful Resource to Your Pediatric Asthma Patients and Their Parents Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in children and adults with a prevalence of over 8% in U.S. children and 7% in adults. This translates to over 7 million children in the U.S. have asthma and over 26 million total. […]
Another Evidence-based Dementia Screening Option for iOS In a busy primary care practice, providers frequently encounter patients and their family members who request dementia screening. Although my current clinic has a neurologist and neuropsychologist available, a fully functional dementia clinic is likely not available to most community-based primary care providers. So how does a busy […]
Helping Mental Health Providers Select the “Best” Antidepressant Mental health conditions are exceedingly common and costly in the U.S. medical system. Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention estimate that they account for 60 million visits to primary care and 6 million ER visits annually. Depression alone accounts for more than […]
Evidence-Based Contraception Decisions for Those In and Out of the Armed Services Discussions about contraception options and prescriptions and procedures for contraception are some of the most important conversations during well-woman visits. Unfortunately, too often the visits are rushed and either the patient or the provider is not fully prepared to discuss all of the […]