With the popularity of smart phones growing by the day, the health world has joined in on the hype by creating numerous apps that bring the keys to better health right to your phone.
Here are some of the best health apps available today.
Heart Disease Risk Calculator
If you are in need of a reality check and you are in possession of an iPhone, simply download the free Heart Disease Risk Calculator app to find out what your odds are of having a heart attack, stroke or heart failure within the next decade. While the advice given within the app is not to be taken over the advice of a medical doctor, it will still help you to encourage healthy eating and living.
My Last Cigarette
If you made a New Year’s Resolution to quit smoking and nearly four months later you still haven’t quit, then perhaps you should download the My Last Cigarette app. Only $1 for the iPhone, this app tells you how much money you are saving by not smoking and how much you have altered your life expectancy by quitting. The app also provides motivational messages to keep you smoke-free, which most researchers believe help people to stay their course after quitting.
Instant Heart Rate
Using just your smart phone camera and the Instant Heart Rate free app for both iPhone and Android, doctors agree that this is one of the most accurate heart rate monitor apps.
For those with food allergies, Allergy Caddy available for the iPhone for just $2 helps you to avoid certain foods at more than 30 different restaurant chains by consulting the public accessible data available through the app.
Utilizing the extensive database at Johns Hopkins University coupled with pattern-recognition technology, MelApp, available for $2 on the iPhone, can access your melanoma risk by simply scanning your photos of lesions that are questionable.
Available at no cost for the Android, Blackberry and iPhone, ZocDoc allows you to search for dentists and physicians in many major U.S. markets. After reading the review and choosing a doctor, you can make an appointment without making any phone calls.
This free app for all three major smart phones tracks any drug interactions and safety data for more than 8,000 drugs. Medscape also provides medical news and information on more than 4,000 diseases and conditions.