Doubting Dr. Google is never a bad thing if you don’t want to worry yourself sick. Still, sometimes you need to find out what that weird rash is before sharing your symptoms with a man in a white suit. That’s where our list of the best health apps comes in. And while some doctors feel threatened by mobile health, others embrace it. 
To Dr Jason Hwang, it’s high-tech medicine for the masses. “The sheer inconvenience and cost of the health-care system can dissuade us from using it, and mobile-health apps can help with that,” says Hwang, co-author of The Innovator’s Prescription (R379, loot.co.za). Here are some of our picks