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Top three free iPhone health apps

More and more health iPhone applications are available each day in the App Store. Most of them are for sale, but there are some which you can download for free. Here is my current top three of free health apps.

1. Epocrates Rx

Includes the drug guide, formulary information and drug interaction checker. Also offers continual free updates and medical news.

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2. Eponyms (for students)

Offers a list of 1,600 common and obscure medical eponyms (e.g., Rovsing’s sign, Virchow’s node) with descriptions.

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3. OBWheel

A simple pregnancy calculator to determine the estimated delivery date and gestational age.

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Blogging from my iPhone

I’m sitting on my balcony, sun is shining, Miles Davis playing on my stereo, cold drink in one hand, iPhone in the other, writing this post.
Ever since Apple launched it’s App Store I’ve been testing numerous third party apps on my iPhone. So far this one from Word Press, which I’m using to write this post, is one of my favorites.
I can manage my old posts, write new ones, assign them to categories, tag them, everything I normally do on my computer. All in a nice and intuitive interface. I can even post photos, take a look….

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If you are using some other blogging software rather then Word Press, do not despair. Just visit the App Store, there is a great chance iPhone app for you blog engine already exists.

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Life Record EMR

Life Record is a web based electronic medical record with some pretty nice features. One of the coolest is the possibility to use your iPhone to pull up a full medical record, make updates and even write prescriptions.

Take a look at the video demonstration.

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A.D.A.M. Symptom Navigator for iPhone

Recently I wrote about native medical applications soon to be available for iPhone. Until you wait for them to come out, why not try some already available medical web applications for iPhone.

A.D.A.M. Symptoms Navigator is one such application.

With this tool, you can easily find out what to do about any symptoms — wherever you are! Learn self care, when to go to the doctor, and when it is an emergency. Whether you are traveling on vacation with your family, or on a business trip and feeling ill, an extensive library of symptom guidance is at your fingers – all within just a couple of taps.

Take a look at the video demonstration I made.

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Native medical applications for iPhone

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is taking place this week in San Francisco. Today, as a part of it, we saw yet another legendary keynote from Steve Jobs. It was all about the new iPhone, which is now faster, richer with new features and more affordable. Substantial part of the keynote was dedicated to the developers of native applications for iPhone, who had the chance to demonstrate their applications soon to be available through the iPhone app store. App store is launching in a month and will enable you to download and install third party applications to your iPhone. These are some great news for all iPhone users, but especially to those interested in medicine. It seams that we have a lot to look for, as some great applications will be awaiting for us as soon as the app store opens.

Two applications presented at today’s keynote were related to medicine, and you can see a video of these demonstrations at the end of this post.

Modality will offer interactive flash cards for medical students, but also a lot more. On their website they also prepared a lot of other interactive learning applications for medical students, as well as healthcare professionals. What a great way to learn!

MIMvista has, on the other hand, presented a really powerful radiology application. It is incredible that such an application can run so smoothly on a phone. Currently there are no additional information on their website about this iPhone application, but you can learn more about their applications for PC’s to give you a general idea what to expect.

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