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Safe Motherhood Initiative App Review: Outstanding Quick Reference

Many of us in family medicine practice full scope including obstetrics and urgent/emergent care. 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. Routine vaginal deliveries can quickly deteriorate into one of many frightening obstetrical emergencies. Recent data […]

The Bipolar Disorder Test Review: A Medical App to Diagnose Bipolar

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 10% of all primary care visits. These conditions […]

Best Medical Apps of 2018 (So Far)

There are still a few months left in 2018, but since January, medical app developers for both iOS and Android have been busily releasing new medical apps. Many of the most popular ones are consumer-facing, patient-based apps. Are there any worthy medical apps for doctors, nurses, and other providers? Yes! We took a look at […]

SmokerStop App Review: A Motivational Tool for Your Patients

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 […]

Review: ‘My NICU Baby’ for Parents

Many of us in family medicine practice full scope — including obstetrics. One of the most stressful situations for any obstetrics provider is when the delivered infant has to go to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Our stress as providers pales to that of the families whose infant has been taken from the delivery […]

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