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Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.

AIRNow provides real-time location-specific information on air quality, including ozone and fine particle pollution. Free. iOS, Android.

AsthmaMD allows users to log their asthma activity, medications, and causes in a diary, which can be sent to participating physicians. Free. iOS.

AsthmaSense tracks your symptoms, medication use and breathing data to assess your asthma risk. You can set reminders, view graphs of past data, and share your data with other users or physicians. Free. iOS, Android.

Propeller uses a sensor to track your inhaler use, including date and location. Physicians can access this data remotely to monitor your symptoms. The app is free, but the sensor must be purchased separately. iOS, Android. 


Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.    

Resources compiled by Christie Silbajoris, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

December 18, 2014 - 1:36pm