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Get Old
Thursday, November 21, 2013 | Vera Rulon

Getting old is a personal matter. There is no one way that works for everyone. That’s why Pfizer launched a movement called Get Old which asks two questions: How do you feel about getting old? And, how do you want to Get Old?

By declaring your age and sharing your story you can inspire others to Get Old the way they want to. It’s not about how many years you’ve lived, it’s about living your life the way you want to and getting old well. Stop and think – not just about your age – but about your health.

When it comes to your health, there are numbers that are important. For instance, knowing your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, or whether you’ve had all the proper vaccinations, can help you get healthy. And simple preventative strategies, which many of us often ignore, can help us Get Healthy Stay Healthy and prepare us to get old well.

Me? I am 53 years old. I want to Get Old by doing something creative every day and I hope to make a difference in people’s lives. Through it all, I want to be genuine, honest, caring and healthy so that I could. Read my story on Get Old and follow the conversation on Twitter at #LetsGetOld

Vera Rulon MS, RHIT, FAHIMA, FACMImimi is director of strategic medical communications at Pfizer Inc. She is a past president of AHIMA and often speaks and writes about empowered patients through the use of digital and social technology.

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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. For this reason, we provide a communication forum – the Seniors’ Blog – to connect you with health information management professionals for tips and advice on creating and maintaining your own PHR. This section of also provides resources and educational material about PHRs to answer some of your questions and help you determine if a PHR is right for you.

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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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