Thursday, October 4, 2012
About Herbs, presented by Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Service, gives mobile device users a comprehensive guide to botanicals, supplements, complementary therapies, and more.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has debuted About Herbs, a mobile application presented by our Integrative Medicine Service. The app, compatible with iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® devices, gives users quick access to comprehensive information about herbs, botanicals, dietary supplements, complementary therapies, and more.
About Herbs, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s first mobile app, draws from our About Herbs webpages. Users can explore evidence-based details about more than 260 products and services in the integrative medicine arena – from purported uses and chemical structure to adverse reactions and side effects. Each listing can be viewed in two formats: one written for consumers and the other for healthcare professionals. Updates and additions are provided automatically on a weekly basis.
“About Herbs draws from the robust content available on Memorial Sloan Kettering’s website and makes it accessible on-the-go for healthcare practitioners and members of the general public alike,” explains Barrie R. Cassileth, Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service.
Additional features of the app include the ability to:
- Search by product name, service name, or medical condition
- Save your favorite listings
- Browse listings without an Internet connection after the app has been downloaded
- Share content with friends and colleagues by e-mailing the link to the information on our website
We invite you to download the Memorial Sloan Kettering About Herbs app from the App StoreSM.