This week, we talked about the importance of medication management in fall prevention. It’s important to let your physician know all the medications you’re taking including prescribed and over the counter medication. Another very important thing to do is to provide your physician with a detailed health history. A detailed health history can help your physician identify your risk for disease.
The Surgeon General’s “My Family Health Portrait” is a great, free resource to help you and your family keep track of your family health history. It’s an easy to access tool that helps gather your family’s health information. Better still, your privacy won’t be compromised if you use the program as it does not keep or store your information. Click here to learn more.