medical history

Why Should People Continue Tracking Their Medical History?

Medical history is a record of a person’s medical past. It includes information about all the medical conditions a person has had and any medications or other treatments they have received. It can be beneficial in diagnosing and treating new medical conditions. However, tracking medical history can become challenging. It requires extensive paperwork and coordination with the people involved to ensure all information stays factual and accurate. But why should people continue tracking their medical history? Here are some ideas. Easier Coordination If you’ve ever been to a new doctor, they ask you a series of questions about your medical

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The Various Advantages of Tracking Your Medical History

Tracking your medical history is an important step in maintaining your health. By keeping track of your health information, you can ensure that you receive the best possible care and treatment, no matter what you may come across in the foreseeable future. That being said, if you are still unconvinced about the advantages of keeping track of your medical history, look no further than our examples below. 1. Coordinate Records from Various Providers There are many benefits to tracking your medical history, one of which is that it makes it much easier to see a specialist. For example, if you

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7 of the Most Common Symptoms of Diabetes to Look Out For

It’s a well-known fact that we become more susceptible to more conditions as we age. After all, our immune system wears down with age, so taking care of our health is necessary. However, some conditions don’t discriminate and can affect anyone at any age. A perfect example of this is diabetes. Diabetes is a condition where the body is either unable to produce insulin or unable to use it properly. This causes raised blood sugar levels, which, if left untreated, can lead to severe complications. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children or young adults, while type 2 diabetes

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chronic pain

Acute vs. Chronic Pain: Everything You Need to Know

Pain is a natural part of life for all of us. Some feel acute pain, while others experience chronic pain. It is essential to be aware of the nature of your pain to provide your pain management physician with the information necessary to treat you more effectively. In this article, we will define acute and chronic pain, and list their differences.  What Is Acute Pain? A recent injury or the fast onset of harm to the body causes acute pain. It is possible, but not always the case, that inflammation will accompany it. Most of the time, you will be

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Exercise Stress Tests

What You Need to Know About Exercise Stress Tests

Exercise stress or cardiac stress test is a test that measures how well your heart responds during physical activity. This usually involves walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike while you are hooked up to an EKG machine. The EKG machine monitors your heart’s activity during the test. If your primary care doctor has ordered you to get a stress test done, you certainly want to know more about it. Here, Garden State Medical Group shares what you need to know about stress tests: What Is a Stress Test For? A stress test is a test that is

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Fighting Dementia: Tricks on How to Stave off the Disease

Watching a parent suffering from dementia is one of the most heartbreaking things. It is painful to see a once energetic person turn into a zombie. A person who used to be able to think clearly and have a conversation suddenly cannot recall who you are after only a few minutes. And, even more heartbreakingly, people with dementia can lose their ability to recognize their loved ones and treat them like strangers. As you care for your ailing loved one, you might be wondering if you can avoid such a fate. Studies suggest that heredity plays a role in dementia.

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