There’s An App For That

Published on: January 28, 2011

Filled Under: Ask the Reader (YOU), Health , Fitness & Safety, Videos, What's Hot

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Today I’d like to tell you about some helpful apps that I’ve recently found. The first is Pocket First Aid & CPR. It’s from the American Heart Association and walks you through common emergency situations with illustrated directions and videos! It’s available for both iPhone ($3.99) and Android ($2.99).

Another helpful app to share with parents, friends, etc. is Recalls.gov. Search for recalls by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Food and Drug Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Departments of Agriculture. Currently, it’s only available for Android and it’s FREE.

You might be interested in MedWatcher from Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School and the University of North Carolina. It tracks drug recall and safety information. This app is currently only available for iPhone and it’s FREE.

Not sure what acacia gum is or if it’s safe to eat? Try using Don’t Eat That Look up ingredients in the store. This database pulls from the FDA and other sources.

Do you or someone you know have an infant? A helpful app is Baby Connect. Picked by Apple as a featured App for Busy Moms, Baby Connect is the most comprehensive baby tracking application on the AppStore. It has graphical reports and trending charts, weekly averages, medicine, vaccine and growth tracking, timers, notifications, emails, .csv export, an easy to use interface, unlimited data, and it is the only application that allows you to exchange information in real time (over wifi, 3g or Edge) with your spouse, babysitter, nanny or daycare. ($4.99). They might also try Total Baby. Picked by Apple as a Staff Favorite. Total Baby is the #1 Baby logging and tracking application on the App Store. It will help you log and time all aspects of your child’s care through a smart and sleek interface that makes tracking easy and fun. Available for iPhone ($4.99). Please note that because I have an Android phone, I have not actually tried these, but they look great.

Another app that I like (although non-related to our field) is aCar. It’s the ultimate tool for your Android supported device to effectively track the maintenance, fuel mileage and expenses of your vehicles. Whether you want to track the fuel mileage or the expenses of your vehicle, to simply know if your vehicle operates at its peak, or just want a reminder for maintenance services of your vehicle (be it changing engine oil, air filter, oil filter, or inspection, wheel alignment, etc), aCar is a great tool and it’s FREE.

What are YOUR favorite apps? Comment below.

Look below…even Sesame Street has apps!!

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