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College Health and Wellness Resources: Mobile Applications for Health and Wellness
A collection of resources to support the health and well being of UMass Boston students.
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The American Red Cross and Dr. Oz have teamed up with Sharecare to create the ultimate emergency care app exclusively for Android mobile devices. The S.O.S. app provides step-by-step video narration by Dr. Oz and follow along demonstrations allowing people to quickly and confidently respond to common emergency situations with the goal of saving lives. This free app also includes an expansive Resource Guide for easy access to additional emergency care informatio
The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pocket Guide mobile application for health care providers gives instant access to a comprehensive quick-reference guide on improving care for mTBI patients. Designed to reflect current clinical standards of care, the mTBI Pocket Guide mobile application can help you improve quality of care and clinical outcomes for patients.
The M3 Screen is a brief symptom checklist that allows you to rate your mood in one easy review. It is comprised of a short series of questions that touch on important indicators of your mental health.
This is the first tool of its kind from USDA that utilizes mobile technology to educate and empower consumers to make healthful food decisions!
At a time when many Americans aren’t getting enough of each food group and are challenged with achieving a healthy weight, MyFood-A-Pedia is a mobile tool to provide consumers quick access to nutrition information for over 1,000 foods. MyFood-a-pedia includes: calorie amounts, contribution of a food to the five food groups, and number of “extra” calories in a fod from solid fats, added sugars, and alcohol.
Pic Healthy Photo Food Diary makes healthy eating fun and easy with the help of your friends! Take pictures of your food, rate how healthy or unhealthy it is and let your friends be the judge! Slipped up and ate a deep fried pizza? Your friends can comment on your photo to help you get back on track. Ate like an angel? Your friends can cheer you on.
Get the iPhone alarm clock that does it all! Set your alarm and with one tap you can record how much sleep, then add info about sleep quality, your mood, meds and more to see what affects your sleep and how much you really need to feel rested and energized.
Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool. Built on the iPhone mobile app platform, Breathe2Relax is a hands-on diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body's 'fight-or-flight' (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.
The Tactical Breather mobile application can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress. Through repetitive practice and training, anyone can learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and psychological responses to your body during stressful situations. Many of the techniques taught in this application were provided with permission by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman from his book “On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace”.
QuitGuide is a free application that was developed by MMG, Inc. for the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This guide was written by tobacco control professionals and cessation counselors with the help of ex-smokers and experts. It can help you prepare to quit smoking and support you in the days and weeks after you quit. It also describes what problems you can expect when you quit smoking. Being prepared can help you through the hard times