Health Tip: Why Keep a Health Journal?

(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.

Related Articles

Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.

Health News is provided as a service to Sharp Web site users by HealthDay. Sharp HealthCare nor its employees, agents, or contractors, review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these articles. Please read the Terms of Use for more information.