Surgeon General's Family Health History Initiative
Friday, November 22, 2013 | hhs.gov
To help focus attention on the importance of family history, the Surgeon General, in cooperation with other agencies with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has launched a national public health campaign, called the Surgeon General's Family History Initiative, to encourage all American families to learn more about their family health history.
Electronic Personal Health Records Help Seniors
Thursday, November 21, 2013 | FullCircle Magazine
Recent changes in the law empower you, the consumer. These laws give you greater ownership and control over your healthcare information. For example, Medicare is incentivizing your doctor to convert from keeping your records on paper to storing your records electronically.
I learned that a PHR saves time, energy, and money. And it saved my life!
Saturday, June 08, 2013 | Marilyn Render
Maintaining a personal health record (PHR) is the key to my existence today. My PHR experience started in the early 1970’s. My parents were diligent about keeping comprehensive and up-to-date files and medical records for me, due to a near medical error as a child. I was almost given the wrong medication by the physician in an emergency situation.