04. 10. 2012
For a parent, grandparent -- or a hypochondriac -- this may be the perfect fit. The iPhone app, called LiveNurse, offers real-time, unlimited access to a registered nurse for advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by just simply tapping an icon on your device. The nurse will then ask a few basic questions and follow standard medical protocols to direct the caller to the appropriate care for their situation. We like that you could use it anywhere, say,at the park after your child is stung by a bee. (It might even cut down on some emergency room visits.)
Additionally, the app provides its users with access to tons of health information provided by the a Medical Encyclopedia. It offers step-by-step descriptions of common medical procedures and treatments, lists of symptoms, warnings, tests and results, prevention and more. Another key feature of the app is the Interactive Symptom Checker tool.
For peace of mind, $3.99 per month is a cheap price to pay. Download the APP at the Apple store.