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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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Identifying hazardous substances during an emergency can be a matter of life and death--that's the idea behind WISER, an app developed by the National Library of Medicine. WISER helps users recognize unknown substances and learn what to do in the event of exposure to those substances. The app extracts data from NLM's Hazardous Substances Data Bank, a peer-reviewed information resource. Some of WISER's features include a map of the incident, a visual representation of a substance's effects on the human body, and profiles that identify the app user's role: first responder, Hazmat, or emergency medical services (EMS). The app can be downloaded on Android, Apple, and BlackBerry devices.

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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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