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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This free Android app (we mean the one from the Health Team) offers quick access to first aid information and warns you against misinformation. The basis of the app is a hierarchical organization: you start with "effects of heat and cold," for example, and then choose from burns and scalds, heatstroke, frostbite, sunburn, and more. Click on the appropriate condition, and you get recommended treatments and general guidelines for how to manage the patient. The app also has a "myths" feature that will tell you some things *not* to do -- for example, rubbing butter on a burn doesn't really help.