Hamilton family physician, Mac prof, launches app to help patients with stress-related illness.
Starting today, the 88% of 18-to-24-year-old Canadians who experience uncomfortable levels of stress will be prescribed a new app for iPhone® and Android® by downtown Hamilton family physician, Dr. Richard Tytus. The free app, named Cure Stress (www.curestressapp.com), contains guided audio programs that lead the listener through a unique meditative exercise.
"60-80% of issues presented to family doctors are stress related. Cure Stress acts as a tool for physicians to help patients deal with these issues," says Dr. Tytus, who also trains incoming family physicians at McMaster University. "Patients regularly tell me how their relationships with family and co-workers are improving. One woman credited the exercise with helping her quit after 35 years of smoking."
Cure Stress app highlights
- Quick seven-minute audio guides the listener through the unique technique
- Access to longer instructional audio (up to 60 min. in length) available
- Endorsed by healthcare professionals and used since 1960
Cure Stress is available on the App Store and Google Play for free. Additional audio programs are available for purchase within the app with all proceeds supporting the nonprofit organization, Foundation of Human Understanding. Cure Stress is designed for iPhone and Android phones.