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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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LactMed is an app for nursing mothers who want to know the effects of particular drugs and dietary supplements on breastfeeding. Part of the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network, the database includes information on the levels of various substances in breast milk and infant blood, as well as possible adverse effects on babies. LactMed not only houses a library of drugs that breastfeeding mothers may be exposed to, but it also suggests alternate drugs. The app--available for iPhone, iPad, and Android--is organized into substance-specific records, which are derived from scientific literature.

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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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