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Review: Can You Determine Frailty with an App? Maybe

Review: Can You Determine Frailty with an App? Maybe

Frailty continues to be a hot topic in geriatrics. The American Geriatrics Society defines frailty as “a state of increased vulnerability to stressors due to age-related declines in physiologic reserve across neuromuscular, metabolic, and immune systems.” The end state of frailty is a failure to thrive. How can providers assess frailty? There is no “one” […]

The Chief Complaint: An Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine App

The Chief Complaint: An Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine App

With two prior deployments to Afghanistan as well as (until recently) a full-scope family medicine practice, I have always been interested in urgent care and emergency medicine apps to improve my own patient care. I have previously reviewed a number of apps for both peds and adult emergencies, including Pedi STAT, PalmPedi, BluCard, Pedi Crisis, […]

COPD App Review: The GOLD 2017 Pocket Guide

COPD App Review: The GOLD 2017 Pocket Guide

This year’s best COPD app is the GOLD 2017 Pocket Guide. In fact, we’ve named it as one of our top medical apps of 2017. COPD is defined as a “common preventable and treatable disease, characterized by airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and […]

Best Medical Apps of 2017

Best Medical Apps of 2017

It’s been yet another busy year for medical app developers across both iOS and Android platforms. Some of the best medical apps we wrote about were patient-based, but there still were many notable medical apps for providers to use at the point of care. To make it easier for you to wade through the thousands […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]