The resources listed below are consumer-friendly apps that you can share with your patients at the point of care, or recommend for future review. If you need additional resource for your patients, check out the Consumer Health Resources Libguide.
Kids Doc Symptom Checker, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, can help parents make informed decisions about when their children might need to see a doctor. Cost: 1.99. Available for Android and iTunes
MiniAtlas Pediatrics is a helpful resource to use with children and their parents to help explain a variety of medical conditions and diseases. It includes detailed images and fact sheets that can be reviewed at the point of care or emailed to the parent. The app also easily switches between English and Spanish. Low cost app, available for iPhone and iPad
Authoritative consumer health information from MedlinePlus.gov in a mobile-optimized Web site that includes summaries for over 800 diseases, conditions and wellness topics as well as the latest health news, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, and information on prescription and over-the-counter medications. Available via the Web browser of any mobile device.
This is the mobile device-friendly version of the National Cancer Institute's website. Here patients can learn more about cancer, treatments, and how to help themselves and family members during the treatment and recovery process. The site is also available in Spanish.
This Ipad app, developed by Washington University, helps individuals assess their risk for six major diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Reviewing risk factors can help patients take positive steps towards improving their health.