Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Personal Health Records

To keep track of all of your health information, make your own personal health record.

What should be included? Start here:

  • Your name, date of birth, emergency contact information, and blood type
  • Major illnesses and surgeries, with dates
  • Date of last physical exam
  • Dates and results of of tests and screenings
  • All allergies
  • Any chronic diseases
  • Any history of illnesses in your family
  • A list of your medications, with dosages and how long you've been taking them for

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