Friday, April 5, 2013

Keeping track of Health Records


It sounds simple to keep track of your health records, but over the years you we all tend to forget some details. The date a new symptom started, or a new doctor you have seen. Sometimes you will try three or four medications before you find the one that works, but you need to keep track of the name of the ones that do not work and for how long you have taken them. Over the years it gets harder and harder to keep track of these things. Especially when you start taking more medicines, or trying
more complimentary treatments. One day you may be asked for all of the information. That information may help with a future diagnoses, or a court case. You just never know what you will need. I try to keep all of the details on my calendar, but years ago I found an even better way. 



I have been using this program for years. It is very easy to use. You are able to keep track of all of your doctors appointments and the results of the appointments. Also your impression of the doctor. You can keep the contact information for the doctor or caregiver. You can track all of your treatments, medications, diagnoses, blood work, symptoms, you name it. You can also track for your whole family, and family history. Most importantly it does not cost an arm and a leg. 

http://www.recordsforliving.com/

I highly recommend that you check out this program. With it you can print out a record that you can take with you to your appointments with your history. You are also able to print out a card for your wallet, with your conditions and your allergies. Check it out. It is one of the best investments I have made towards my health care. I get lots of migraines and I can never remember the answers to all of the questions they ask at the visits when you see a new doctor. This program has enabled me to track everything. It even tracks medication changes. 

It really tracks anything you add to it. You would be surprised how valuable it is to have accurate records in the future when your past catches up with you. It is also a nice thing to pass along to your children. It will be very helpful to them to know your medical history, as many health issues are hereditary. This is a very easy way for them to also access information that may one day become very important to them as well.

Happy and Healthy Tracking
Cherie

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