Practice Safer Surgery Using this App According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 234 million surgeries are performed worldwide. Unfortunately, over 7 million surgical complications will occur resulting in over 1 million deaths. Of these tragic deaths, it is estimated that nearly three-quarters of these are preventable. In 2007, the WHO launched the Safe […]
These “not so obvious” medical apps range from orthopedic apps to toxicology apps to ultrasound apps.
Bringing all women’s health recommendations in one easy-to-navigate website Health maintenance visits are consistently in the top ten reasons for visits to primary care physicians. The beauty and challenge of a specialty such as family medicine is trying to keep straight what care must be provided to patients of various ages. In my morning clinic […]
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.
Helping Parents and Children with Medical JargonPediatric visits can be the most enjoyable part of the day In a busy primary care practice. However, our pediatric patients are often anxious and suspicious of these visits — fearful of poking, prodding, and the dreaded “shots”. All of this anxiety is amplified when children are admitted to […]
Help Your Patients Build Resilience and Resist Negative Thoughts Via Positive ActivitiesSince 9/11, the country has been at war. And the longest conflict in U.S. history has resulted in an enormous number of active-duty soldiers and veterans with mental health concerns. Part of the response to these issues was the creation of apps by the […]
U.K. app prescribes quality videos to your patients with heart disease Heart disease remains the number one killer in the United States. Each year in the U.S. over 600,000 die of heart disease (1 in 4 deaths) and over 700,000 have myocardial infarctions. The impact of atrial fibrillation (afib) is astounding with up to 6 […]
App Helps Ensure Your Pediatric Patients Are Prepared to Make Their Own Medical DecisionsWhat happens to our adolescent medicine patients when they turn 18? The answer likely varies by patient, insurance coverage, etc. Many instantly become their own medical decision-makers potentially completely independent of their parents’ input. How do we know they are “ready” for […]
Easy Access to the Latest Drug Approvals and Patent Expirations The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Orange Book is now in its 39th edition. The information in the book stems from the requirement of the FDA to provide states information regarding pharmaceutical therapeutic equivalence. States were creating formularies and looking for options to keep costs […]
European VTE Guidelines Now Mobile The care of perioperative patients is likely out of the scope of practice for many of us in primary care except for those who perform hospitalist work and/or C-sections/completed advanced fellowship training. Nonetheless, the danger of venous thromboembolism is especially great in the perioperative period. Typically VTE prophylaxis is prescribed […]
Rheumatology Guidelines on Your Mobile Device The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) represents rheumatologists and their patients here in the United States. Founded in 1934, their stated mission is “to empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty.” Their website is filled with information for their members as well as non-members including clinical practice guidelines, […]
After Going MIA for 2018 the GOLD COPD App Returns for 2019 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 the lung to noxious particles or gases. Exacerbations and comorbidities contribute to the […]
Not a clinic day goes by without a patient (or parent) complaining of constipation. Although seemingly “mundane” to some, the topic is of immense importance to our patients with a diverse variety of etiologies. Unfortunately, education on constipation is frequently overlooked, yet can be a significant cause of morbidity in the elderly, hospitalized patient and […]
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 […]