New Book Helps Readers Keep Track of Important Personal Records

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Bob McGarry’s “My Health Journal” aids in the collection of relevant information and making a significant contribution to one’s family history.

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Sometimes, people don’t realize how important records are until they are confronted with situations that require it. This is what happened to author Bob McGarry when an in-depth interview with a Cardiac Surgeon a few years back—regarding his late parents and childhood medical specifics—made him realise that a system of recording is needed for one’s medical history. Thus, My Life Health Journal was born.

Genealogical records are essential, not only to keep track of one’s roots, but also to take note of common medical conditions that may passed down from one generation to another. My Life Health Journal is designed to record personal health & physical aspects occurring during one’s lifetime. Entries should briefly record details including: dates, names of practitioners/specialists. Names of illnesses and other relevant information should also be noted down in the event that it may be required later in life.

A useful reference, My Life Health Journal will help readers in collecting personal records for their own use and at the same time make a significant contribution to their family history.

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About the Author
ROBERT “BOB” MCGARRY is a semi-retired Licensed Aircraft Engineer with 50 years of working life taking place in a number of towns and Cities throughout New Zealand. His medical records are therefore scattered over many Medical Practices and Hospital record systems.

Today, McGarry continues his aviation interests maintaining a handful of light aircraft. He recently completed the restoration to flight of a 1929 Simmonds Spartan aircraft built in Southampton, England.

Publication Date: November 18, 2011
Trade Paperback; NZ$ 24.99; 76 pages; 978-1-4653-5919-3
Trade Hardback; NZ$ 9.99; 76 pages; 978-1-4653-0577-0

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 0800-891-366. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (09) 353-1455 or call 0800-891-366.

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