div> On March 16, 2003 I became a mother. It was six weeks early and my water had broken. I really wasn't ready and I was scared. I had read all of the books...
Stay in Control of Your Health and Wellness
This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
It’s no secret that I love all things tech. I love trying new apps, especially ones that help me stay on-the-go with my family. Shopping apps? Check. Food apps? Yep. Apps that help me keep organized and in-the-know with my family? Absolutely. So when I learned about the new Merck Manual Consumer app, I was all about trying it out.
This little beauty is absolutely perfect for anybody who wants to stay in control of their own health and wellness. It is a great little resource to have as a mom, too. It is packed with all kinds of important health information—everything from medications to common medical conditions can be found in one place. Have a kid that won’t stop vomiting? Put the symptoms into the symptom checker part of the app and learn about what different conditions might be causing your child’s illness. You can also get a lot of different suggestions for treatments and remedies. The app will also tell you when it’s time to abandon home treatments and seek medical attention.
Even better, if you have a child who is nervous about seeing a doctor or about different tests that might be performed, the Merck Manual Consumer App offers videos and photos of some common medical tests. When they can see what to expect, it makes it a lot less scary to have an x-ray done or even have an IV administered.
One of the best parts of this handy little app is that it is absolutely free. It can be downloaded at the Google Play store for Android users. Or if you are an Apple user, you can download it for free from the iTunes store.
When it comes to being the caretaker for the family, having resources at my disposal to make things easier is critical. Staying on top of important health information is a priority, but it can get overwhelming at times. There is so much information and misinformation out there, it is difficult to know where to turn for quality and reliable information. The Merck Manual Consumer App uses information that is compiled by experts. It is easy to find, easy to read, and accurate, which puts my mind at ease when it comes to caring for my family.