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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUWe spend countless hours every day looking at displays of our smart phones, playing games and watching videos, which can have a negative impact on our health. Nevertheless, a ‘smart’ phone can also become a reliable medical accessory with a range of useful applications.

There are many free and premium class applications available on the market. Some of those apps provide useful information about medication and others – help diagnose diseases based on symptoms or provide useful information on providing first aid.

«Technology plays a major role in our lives – they help us carry out different everyday tasks more easily, offer forms of entertainment and communication and provide new opportunities in healthcare,» – says LMT Business Management Service Director Vigants Radzins. According to him, medical applications and smart tools offer a convenient solution to monitoring the level of glucose in the blood of diabetics; measuring blood pressure without going to the doctor’s or confirm; whether or not physiotherapist’s recommended exercises are done correctly. In addition, mobile apps help compile useful medical information to help doctors and patients assess their health and use measures to improve it.

Here are five mobile applications that can help in different situations related to health.

Micromedex

This simple app helps the user prepare doses of medicine in accordance with recommended guidelines. In this app users can find the name of specific medicine and find out how to use it, as well as read up on possible side-effects.

Red Cross First Aid

Often people get scared and confused when accidents occur. This app provides useful information and step by step guidelines for provided first aid – from treating asthma attacks to mending broken bones.

SkinVision

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world, but this doesn’t mean you have to go see a doctor every time a new birthmark appears on your skin. Instead, try out this app: it provides information about potentially dangerous birthmarks based on provided images. The app also helps determine skin type and compile a risk profile.

Doctor on Demand

If you want a surgeon, paediatrician, psychologist or any other doctor to be available for you at any time, Doctor on Demand is meant for you! This useful app will let you contact licensed professionals using video and audio chat.

UpToDate

Any person studying medicine, working in healthcare or just plain interested in developments in this sector can use this app to find out useful information about accomplishments in medicine and the latest news. In the What’s New section, users can easily access titles of publications or search for materials on specific topics.

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