(PRWEB) April 19, 2009
They are also better informed about the issues that affect their health and, as a result, they are taking responsibility for keeping their bodies in good working order. You know what they say in the fashion and style magazines: 40 is the new 30!
And now, today's health-minded adults have one more tool at their disposal -- a new handbook that allows them to record and track their health issues over a full 50-year period.
Sandra Young is the author of Personal Health Profile Manager: A 50-Year Health Journal. It's an invaluable resource, one that not only tracks your medical appointments and prescription medications over your adult life, but also provides a full context for your medical history. It simplifies your life and, at the same time, will help to enrich and improve your relationship with your family doctor and other health professionals.
In her introduction to Personal Health Profile Manager, author Young encourages her readers to take the handbook with them every time they visit their doctor. As the author suggests, there will be no more guessing over when you might have broken your leg on a skiing trip, or when your gall bladder was removed, or when certain medicines were prescribed. And when the nurse asks "When did you have your last chest X-ray?", you'll have the answer right at your fingertips. That certainly beats record-keeping on an old, throwaway calendar, doesn't it?
Author Young does offer some helpful suggestions for how Personal Health Profile Manager might best be used, but as she says, there are no "set-in-stone" rules -- it's entirely up to the reader to use the handbook to suit their own needs. It's your life and it's your health, Young says, so why not be the keeper of your own important medical information?
And Moms and Dads should know this, too -- Personal Health Profile Manager is a handbook for the entire family. Get one for the parents and another for the kids. It's the smart, healthy thing to do.
Personal Health Profile Manager: A Fifty Year Health Journal
by Sandra Young