4 Apps That Could Save Your Vacation (and Maybe Even Your Life)

blog-apps-to-keep-you-healthyVitamin C, water, soup, and aspirin will make you feel better. So will these apps.
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Vitamin C, water, soup, and aspirin will make you feel better. So will these apps.

Nothing ruins a great trip like getting sick on the road. We found out the hard way during our family vacation to Italy this summer when my sister and I caught a nasty headcold and  found ourselves in the local drugstore trying to impress upon the pharmacist in a foreign language that we were looking for cold medicine. There's got to be a better way, we thought, and it turns out that there is—these four apps are here to help, whether you're looking for a doctor, emergency help in an unfamiliar place, choosing a restaurant with an adequate food-safety record, or trying to outsmart jetlag. Here are four apps designed to keep you healthy on your next trip.

ZocDoc
Find a doctor—by location, specialty, or insurance accepted—wherever you are. Available for iPhone and Android devices. Free.

StreetSafe
Connect with a personal guide (on the phone) for advice in an unfamiliar neighborhood and help in an emergency. Available for iPhone and Android devices. $19.99 monthly subscription required.

JetLag Genie
Design an alarm clock to gradually synchronize your sleep cycles with another time zone. Available for iPhone. $2.99.

DineSafe
Check a restaurant's food-safety records in the U.S. and Canada. Available for Android devices. Free.

We want to know: what are your favorite go-to health-related apps? Let us know below!

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