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12 Top Health Apps From Uncle Sam

Choosing a mobile app that tracks health or offers help in emergency situations can prove challenging. The U.S. government's recent digital initiative has prompted federal agencies to create free apps for clinicians and patients.
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The American Red Cross has teamed up with Dr. Oz and Sharecare, an interactive website where industry experts answer consumer health and wellness questions, to develop S.O.S., step-by-step emergency instructional videos for Android smartphones. The S.O.S. Android app provides emergency protocols and guides, such as 3-D animations and visual demonstrations for the general public. Popular TV personality and surgeon Dr. Oz voices each instructional video describing how to provide care in urgent situations. Users, for example, can learn the basics of CPR and practice compressions using the visual and audio cues in S.O.S.

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9/23/2012 | 2:11:41 AM
re: 12 Top Health Apps From Uncle Sam
It's great to see the government taking the initative to move healthcare into the 21st century. I especially like the PTSD coach for veterans. There seems to be nothing more intuitive and easy than having apps that help people manage their health & chronic diseases. Now we just need to get the public downloading them!
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