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Parkinson's Disease: A Guide to Online Resources: Mobile Apps for Patients & Caregivers

The information in this guide is recommended for Parkinson's Disease patients and their care givers.

Health- U.S. Government

Center for Disease Control App-iOS

CDC’s official app helps you explore a variety of health information including our health articles, popular journals, timely updates and access to social media. This application is a companion to CDC’s trusted website (www.cdc.gov).

Center for Disease Control Mobile Site-Android, iOS

CDC's health information is now available on your mobile device. Visit m.cdc.gov on your mobile phone or PDA for information on seasonal flu, H1N1 flu, public health emergencies, and more.

DailyMed-Android, iOS

DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA labels (package inserts). This Web site provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts. No advertisement.

Drug Information Portal- Android, iOS

The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies. Many drugs in other countries are covered, but not as thoroughly as U.S. drugs.

MedlinePlus Mobile- Android, iOS

Browse health information, find important drug information, and explore health topics in English or Spanish from your mobile device.

TOXNET- Android, iOS

Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

 

Emergencies & First Aid

First Aid by American Red Cross: Android, iOS

Accidents happen. The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.

Games

BAM! Dining Decisions- iOS

Presented by BAM! Body and Mind, an online resource giving kids information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. BAM! Body and Mind was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

CDC Health IQ- Andriod, iOS

Challenge your Health IQ in this fun and educational health trivia app. Do you know the minimum SPF needed to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays? Test your Health IQ to see how your health skills stack up.

CDC Solve The Outbreak- Android, iOS

In this fun app, you get to be the Disease Detective. Your mission, is to get clues and analyze data to solve the outbreak and save lives! 

Medication Related Resources

MedCoach Medication Reminder-iOS

MedCoach is an easy-to-use medical app that helps you remember to take your medications and pills at the right time and day. Never forget to take your meds! MedCoach can also connect to your pharmacy to refill your prescriptions. MedCoach is medication management and a medication reminder made easy!

MedWatcher- iOS

Stay up to date with the latest news and government safety alerts for the prescription medicines you take. Submit any side effects you experience to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make drugs safer for everyone.

MyMedSchedule Mobile- Android, iOS

MyMedSchedule Mobile is a secure medication schedule and reminder program, complete with pictures of your pills. It allows you to create and save easy-to-understand medication schedules.

Apps for Special Care

Brighter And Bigger- iOS

it's a reading glasses application for people who feel difficulty reading fine print and focusing on nearby objects such as presbyopia, cataract and low vision. It helps to read books, magazines, newspapers by showing brighter, bigger and clearer images with scientific color changing methods.

CaringBridge-iOS

CaringBridge for iPhone makes it easy to stay connected to your loved ones while you’re on-the-go. Use your iPhone or iPod to visit CaringBridge websites and leave messages of support in guest books. CaringBridge is a nonprofit providing free, private websites for people facing a serious health event, care and recovery.

Relax Melodies-iOS

Relax Melodies is the leader in personalized relaxation and sleep assistance. No more insomnia for you! Tension is a thing of the past at any moment! Just custom mix your favorite high quality sounds from a selection of 46, then slip naturally into a relaxed state or a deep, rejuvenating sleep.

Sickweather-iOS

Receive real-time alerts whenever you enter a known sick zone where others have recently reported being sick. Choose from several illnesses, including Flu, Norovirus, Pink Eye and Whooping Cough.

Stop, Breathe and Think- iOS

The App is simple, fun, and easy to use. Check-in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended choices from 15 age-appropriate mindfulness and compassion-building audio meditations in a prioritized list.

Zyrtec® AllergyCast- iOS

Get the allergy forecast for today and tomorrow along with the day’s top allergens. Let the iPhone / iPod touch GPS locator use your current location or from the Home tab select another location by touching the map icon and entering a zip code or a city and state.

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