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      The Practicing Parent: Apps that benefit your health

      Practicing Parents, when it comes to your phone - do you suffer from "app overload?" I know I do.

      While there may be some you can do without, here are seven apps that could benefit your health...

      **Johnson and Johnson recently launched the free app "Care 4 Today Mobile Health Manager" to remind patients when to take their meds. Users enter their daily drugs and doses - and the app sends a reminder.

      Caregivers can also receive an alert if a dose is missed.

      **The American Heart Association's "Pocket First Aid and CPR" walks you through common first-aid scenarios like choking, burns, and bites.

      **"Symple Symptom Tracker" lets people with chronic diseases record their symptoms and drug side effects.

      **"Avva", developed by doctors at Stanford, helps cancer patients keep track of their appointments, procedures, and treatments.

      **The American Academy of Pediatrics' "KidsDoc" helps parents analyze their child's symptoms and decide when to seek emergency help.

      **If you're looking for fitness motivation, "GymPact" lets you make a deal with other users. If you live up to your goal, you make money. If you don't, you pay!

      **With "Fooducate," you scan items at the grocery store and it will tell you just how healthy they are.

      Almost all of these are good for IPhones and Androids, but some are only good for IPhones.

      "Pocket First Aid and CPR" and the "KidsDoc" costs $1.99, but all the rest are free.