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Explore anatomy from skin to bones with the Virtual Human Body [Review]

An anatomy and physiology app might not scream Christmas, but it’s a good way for students to stay sharp over holiday break. Virtual Human Body enables you to explore the human anatomy from head to toe and from skin to bones. Unlike other anatomy apps I’ve used in the past, VHB doesn’t use real cadaver images. This might disappoint some, but the lifelike…

26% of European doctors use iPads in the office

  In the fourth quarter of 2011, Manhattan Research polled 1,207 doctors in the U.K., Germany, France, Spain and Italy in an attempt to better understand physicians’ use of internet-capable devices. The study found that, in total, approximately 26 percent of European physicians own Apple’s tablet. What’s more, according to analyst Christina…

Migraine Notebook for iPhone – Review

Category:Medical Price:free TiP Rating: 5/5 Release Date: May 19, 2011 Current Version: 1.0 Seller: GlaxoSmithKline PLC Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Link to app App Store Description: Do you get migraine headaches? Migraine Notebook is a free app that can help you…

Blood pressure monitor: coming soon to iPhone

Are you one of the millions of people in the world with high blood pressure? Or maybe a medical doctor who is addicted to your iOS device? Well, soon, you’ll be able to take a patient’s (or your own) blood pressure right from your iOS device. Withings announced availability of its blood pressure monitor, which is compatible with all iOS devices and FDA…

iParenting: 11 apps for special-needs kids

As every parent (or uncle, cousin, or friend) knows, parenting is a tough and rewarding job. The challenge can be compounded when a child has special needs. Regardless of whether those needs are physical, emotional, developmental, or very often, a combination of any or all of these, they can makes an already tough job seem impossible at times, and the…

Listen in on cops, NASA for $0 with iScanner app (Sunday only)

There’s a particular subset of Americana that enjoys tuning into frequencies for law enforcement and emergency response units. Those with iPhones, iPod Touches or iPads know there plenty of apps that satisfy this penchant for real-life drama, like Police Scanner, Emergency Radio and 5-0 Radio. (Links launch iTunes.) But if you want more than the inner…

App Review: iEmergency+ and iEmergency ICE Family PRO

Category: Medical Price:$0.99, $2.99 TiP Rating: 3/5 stars Version:1.7.1, 1.6.2 Seller: Kavapoint Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. Requires OS 3 or later. Links to iEmergency+ and ICE Family PRO to app (clicking launches iTunes) App store description: iEmergency+ is designed to keep  your emergency medical information and…

App Review: Baby Activity Logger

Category: Medical Price: $4.99 TiP Rating: 4.5/5 stars Release Date: 2/18/2010 Version: 1.3.4 Seller: Marc Bonassera Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch, requires OS 3.0 or later. App Store Description: Picked as an Apple Staff Favorite, and awarded Best App for New Parents by Good Housekeeping, Baby Activity Logger…

An iPhone app for those who get choked up — literally

I heard the story awhile back about a guy who, when shot by a gun, literally dodged a bullet, thanks to the deflection of a smartphone in his shirt pocket. I don’t know if it’s true, but I’ve since seen this plot device used in countless movies. Maybe a little less melodramatic, but no less lifesaving, is an iPhone app called “I am choking.”…