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How should I compile my health profile?

In a nutshell: Name; address and telephone numbers; date of birth; emergency contact person(s); your height and weight; allergies to any food or medicine (stating how you react to the allergen), current medications: name, dose, how it is taken (by mouth, injections, patch, skin or eye ointments) and your pharmacy contact information; any chronic conditions which you now have and when you were diagnosed with them; list all past medical history conditions noting the year in which the condition occurred; list past surgical history with the year the surgery was performed; list any tests performed for screening (such as colonoscopy, x-rays, mammograms) and their results. This is a good basic start and may be modified as new information is obtained. You also may want to also include any dietary restrictions or preferences as well as specific social, cultural, or religious needs (this is optional).

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.