General Preventive Medicine

Review: ACP Guideline App

Review: ACP Guideline App

The American College of Physicians (ACP) represents one of the largest specialties in the country –general internal medicine. They are one of the most powerful physician advocacy groups along with the AMA and AAFP. Recently, they have come under fire for their initial support, then turn, regarding maintenance of certification programs required by the American […]

This Week’s Best New Medical Apps – February 9, 2018

This Week’s Best New Medical Apps – February 9, 2018

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. This week includes apps for radiology, decision-making, and even sexual health apps you can recommend to your patients. Our previous picks are here. And see what apps we thought were […]

Tackling Smoking Cessation with Virtual Reality

Tackling Smoking Cessation with Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) is frequently used for immersive gaming, but it also is being used to assist people make healthier lifestyle choices. BehaVR (pronounced “behavior”), a Kentucky-based VR startup, has just launched a pilot study of their VR smoking cessation program with the University of Louisville. I recently spoke with Aaron Gani, the founder of […]

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 […]