So next up in the nursing news is a look at the mobile apps you and your patients are using to stay and get healthy. What apps do you recommend to people to help them accomplish things like lose weight or track fitness levels? According to the Health Tap network of doctors and other health professionals there are definitely some apps that lead the pack on getting people in shape and healthy.

Top Apps for Patients and Health Pros

Stethoscope_world_tabletThe top three apps recommended were MyFitnessPal, the official Weight Watchers app, and the weight loss app Lose It! Other recommended apps include the American Red Cross First Aid app. Health Tap created a special page and dashboard for their physicians and health professionals to test and review specific apps.

When they were done testing them, they asked the reviewing docs to give their recommendations. Among the apps recommended for health professionals to use themselves, Epocrates topped the list followed by the CDC vaccine schedule, CDC app, Critical Care ACLS guide and Micromedex Drug Info guide. All of the listed apps are available for both iOS and Android devices.

I’m sorry that no medical podcast apps topped the list but don’t you forget that you can get the Nursing Show podcast app for free from either the iOS or Android app stores. It will give you the new episodes each week and let you either stream or download and play later your latest Nursing Show episode. Make sure you pick it up if you haven’t already and recommend it to a friend if you already have it. I’ll have links to it and these other apps for you at

Make sure you follow-up on the links for this news item and all of the other news and additional resource links from this week’s episode – Understanding Neuroendocrine Tumors, Cancer and Episode 330.



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