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Articles posted during “ 2011”
Complicated Family Tree Further Complicates Family Health History Wednesday, July 13, 2011 | Erin Jordan

Family medical history is one of the most important factors in determining your risks for cancer and other illnesses, but what happens when you aren't sure how it all fits together?

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Tags   chronicallyill, college, communication, ehr, electronichealthrecord, familyhistory, family, healthinformation, medicalhistory, phr, personalhealthrecord
Behavioral Health Breakdown Monday, June 20, 2011 | Erin Jordan

Resources needed for behavioral health keep growing as the funds continue to be cut. Recent incidents show how poorly this can affect not only the patients in need, but also the entire community.

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Tags   behavioral health, budget cut, Health information, Electronic Health Record, Personal Health Record, Psychological Funding, Healthcare Reform, Schizophrenia, Mental Disease, chronicallyill
Alzheimer’s: A long journey for caregivers and sufferers alike Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | Maria Bouselli

Little signs of Alzheimer's disease began to appear this past year. He would drift off into his own little world during dinner. He could not find his way back to the table after using the restroom while celebrating New Year’s Eve with my family. He would ask five times in a day when I was leaving for Chicago.

In early January it was confirmed - my grandpa Stanley Zuba has Alzheimer’s disease.

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Tags   caregivers, family, healthadvocate, alzheimers, seniors
Speak up! Tuesday, April 05, 2011 | Maria Kovell

A new video series shows how engaging in your health care can help prevent errors in your care and improve your overall wellbeing.

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Tags   access, communication, health literacy
Personal Health Ownership Monday, March 14, 2011 | Dr. Carrie Nelson

Getting yourself a Personal Health Record is an important step along the way to Dr. Carrie's holy grail...Personal Health Ownership.

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Tags   caregivers, family, phr, parents
The Future is Now! – Who’s The Doctor? Friday, February 25, 2011 | Patrick Rhone

We live in the future. Here is some proof.

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Tags   access, ehr, phr, technology
The Health Pie Monday, February 21, 2011 | Megan Rooney

As Health Literacy Missouri’s webmaster, I spend a lot of time behind a computer. But recently, I was lucky enough to get out of our Saint Louis office and travel through Missouri to learn about health literacy projects outside of our city. I brought back lots of stories.

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Tags   health literacy, communication, phr
Are You Health Literate? Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | Maria Kovell

Take a short quiz to see if your health literacy is up to par.

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Tags   health literacy, medication, personalhealthrecord, phr
New Year, New Beginnings: A Good Time To Start A PHR Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | Valisha McFarlane

The start of a new year always brings new goals and resolutions.  But this year, I encourage you to join me in embarking on a new project – creating personal health records (PHR’s) for your family.

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Tags   personalhealthrecord, children, empoweredpatients, phr, family
A new tool for assessing mobility Friday, January 28, 2011 | Maria Kovell

Two health and exercise professors have created an interactive tool for assessing mobility in aging adults.

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Tags   seniors, technology, caregivers

About This Blog

PHRs are still fairly new to the healthcare system, and we understand that as healthcare consumers, you have questions about the benefits and risks of keeping a PHR. The myPHR blog connects you with patient advocates and health information management professionals for tips and advice on creating and maintaining your own PHR.

Blog Contributors

Marsha Dolan, Valerie Watzlaf, Cindy Boester, Heidi Shaffer, Julie Wolter, Margaret Hennings, Colleen Goethals, Vera Rulon, Leah Grebner, Robert Caban, Mynilma Olivera-Vazquez, Amanda Bushey, Margie Kelly, Donna DuLong, Sarah Dietze, Valisha McFarlane, Maria Kovell, Ted Eytan, Leann Reynolds, Laura Heuer, Kristin Stewart, Derek Allen, Chris Matthies, Margo Corbett, Craig Newmark, Sarah Buelterman, Skyler Tanner, Aniruddha Malpani, Joan Malling, Marilyn McFarlane, Megan Rooney, Patrick Rhone, Dr. Carrie Nelson, Maria Bouselli, Erin Jordan


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