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10 Mobile Health Apps From Uncle Sam

New mobile apps from the Department of Health and Human Services, for consumers and doctors alike, let you search medical literature, locate health centers, fight drug abuse and much more.
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Oxycodone abuse has received a lot of attention in the press and has reached near epidemic proportions in the U.S. This treatment locator app, developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), addresses the problem. It gives patients, family members and professionals access to reliable information on nearby mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities, including those that provide specialized treatment for patients dealing with opioid drugs. Users have access to four different treatment locator databases: The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator, the Mental Health Services Locator, the Buprenorphine Physician and Treatment Program Locator, and the Opioid Treatment Program Directory. The app also lets users search for treatment centers within a specific radius, bookmark information for retrieval later on, and copy and send information using email or text messaging. The app is available for free from iTunes.

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