From helping you monitor your condition to making suggestions for improving it, today's smartphones can become valuable healthcare partners -- with the right apps. The iPhone App Store, the Android Market and the BlackBerry App World are chock full of applications that can help keep you in the pink. The Health, Wellness, and Fitness categories in the various mobile app stores are full of applications that promise to help keep you healthy. Some of them are backed by major pharmaceutical firms, wh
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Ever wonder what's in those pills your doctor prescribed? Or, perhaps even more relevant, what all those pills your aging parents take are for? Family Drug Guide ($4.99) for the BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices draws on Consumer Reports Health and the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists to provide information about indications, side effects, and so on for both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. It also lets you bookmark the drugs you and your family are taking.