Health Tip: Why Keep a Health Journal?
It helps track illnesses and treatments
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A health journal captures various snapshots of your health, which helps you and your doctor get a clear picture of your medical history.
The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these added benefits of keeping a health journal:
- You can track your illnesses, as well as the various treatments you've taken.
- You can track medications you've taken, and any surgical procedures.
- You can take your journal to doctor's appointments and review with your physician.
- You can become a more empowered, knowledgeable and informed patient.
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