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KEEPING A PERSONAL HEALTH RECORD

Today everyone needs to manage his or her own health care in partnership with their primary care physician. Staying healthy involves more than calling your doctor when you're sick or injured. It means eating balanced nutritious meals, getting the right kind and amount of exercise and rest, and having a lifestyle that promotes wellness and prevents illness. One important thing that you can do to promote wellness and get the most out of your visits with the doctor is to maintain a personal health record. Keeping a personal health record is a simple process, but it has many benefits. Today there are even software programs that help you keep your personal health record on a PC or on a confidential Internet site (for instance, http://www.capmed.com).

The Value of Keeping a Record

Information in a Health Record

Other Documents to Keep in the Record

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