Health & Fitness Software

How 'Audio Cardio' app can restore lost hearing by exercising your ears

A person's ability to hear is a fragile thing. Too many concerts spent standing next to the speakers or days blaring music in your headphones can take a toll. Exposure to gunfire at close range or explosions can cause damage to those in the military.

Even if you take the best care of your hearing, it can also deteriorate with age.

To combat hearing loss, veteran tech entrepreneur Chris Ellis and musicologist Sam Kwak created the Audio Cardio app... Read More »

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AliveCor's health app can take EKGs faster to diagnose heart attacks

Technology is making it easier to track your heart health. Before the Apple Watch Series 4 announced its electrocardiogram (EKG) app, mobile vendor AliveCor developed a life-changing band to work with the watch's original heart rate sensor.

The KardiaBand is an FDA-approved device that can take instant EKGs anywhere with its Bluetooth strap.

AliveCor's device, KardiaMobile, pairs with the Kardia app (iOS, Android). According to J. Brent Muhlestein, a medical doctor and cardiovascular researcher at the... Read More »

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How Cigna's new health app can reduce risks for pregnant moms

After the success of Cigna's "Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies" program, the company is launching a new app. The Cigna Healthy Pregnancy app is designed to help reduce the number of preterm and low birthweight babies by identifying risks earlier.

The app is available for Cigna medical customers and makes it easier to enroll and participate in the pregnancy program.

"There's a lot to keep track of when you're pregnant. The Cigna Healthy Pregnancy app can help make it easier,"... Read More »

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How MyAsthma app helps to better control your asthma

Asthma is a common condition, but it doesn't make it any less serious or frightening for those who live with it every day.

"Every 10 seconds someone has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack and on average three people a day die from it. Although the prevalence of asthma is thought to have plateaued in the past 20 years, the UK still has some of the highest rates in Europe," researchers at the University of Nottingham report.

MyAsthma (iOS),... Read More »

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Can a weather app stop your next headache? WeatherX is trying

Headaches can strike for a variety of reasons: Stress, tension, lights, loud noises, weird smells. Some headaches can start because of weather fluctuations. A drop in the barometric pressure can upset chemicals in the brain, like serotonin, resulting in a migraine.

The WeatherX Forecast app (iOS, Android) can help you stop migraines ahead of time by tracking barometric pressure changes.

The app gives you a seven-day barometric pressure forecast and a historical record. And WeatherX can alert... Read More »

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How 'Innit' food app makes meal-planning easier

My mom's least favorite question to ask has always been "what do you want for dinner?" because, inevitably, the rest of us would say "I don't know."

Whether you're cooking for a family or just for yourself, you might consider using Innit (iOS, Android), a "culinary GPS."

The app makes it easier to plan, shop, prepare, and cook meals so you're less likely to opt for takeout.

SEE: What food is still good in your fridge? USDA Foodkeeper app will let you know

After... Read More »

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How to get a quick appointment with a doctor using the Solv health app

When you're not feeling well, the last thing you want to do is sit in a waiting room for hours. The Solv health app can find an available doctor with a same-day appointment.

The app is easy to use. Enter your reason for needing to see a doctor, your location, the time you want, whether you're an adult or have a child, and click "search."

Solv will generate a list of clinics that best suit your needs and location. You can... Read More »

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'Hey, Charlie' uses text alerts to help recovering addicts stay sober

One of the most important things for a recovering addict to find after rehab is a support community. The relationships formed in groups like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) can make the difference between sobriety and relapse.

Having someone to reach out to (who understands your struggle) during vulnerable moments is key to recovery. In addition to a physical support group like AA or NA, the Hey, Charlie app, which is encrypted for user privacy, sends text alerts... Read More »

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Planned Parenthood app helps make birth control more accessible

Planned Parenthood's PP Direct app (iOS, Android) is helping Texas users get a birth control prescription or refill without a doctor's appointment.

PP Direct can navigate between different types of birth control to find the best fit for the user. The app provides potential benefits and risks for each medication.

To use the app's birth control feature, you must be over 18 years old with a Texas driver's license, official Texas ID, or passport. Select your preferred type... Read More »

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'My Possible Self' mental health app helps users understand anxiety by looking for patterns and triggers

Anxiety and depression can be exacerbated by a lot of factors. A "bad day" can be a culmination of issues like not enough sleep, not eating, not staying hydrated, weather changes, and missing a dose of medication.

My Possible Self (iOS, Android) helps you track your daily ups and downs with digital journaling and management modules.

The app offers an initial assessment that identifies modules that apply to you. The assessment will ask you to identify three emotions... Read More »

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