10 Tips To Take Control of Your Health, sponsored by 23andMe

10 Tips To Take Control of Your Health, sponsored by 23andMe

1- Patient Privacy: it’s your right to decide who has access to your health info

2- The Importance of Sleep: A good night’s rest is just as important to your health as exercise and a proper diet

3- Allergies: Take extra precautions during allergy season like keep pets out of the bedroom, wash items exposed to outdoor pollen & use a nasal rinse

4- Get a 2nd Opinion: When you get a diagnosis, seek a second opinion before taking action

5- Record Your Medical Visit: Use your mobile device to record the visit so you can listen again later.

6- Find The Right Doctor: Trusting the advice of your primary care doctor is a critical part of getting the best care available. Did you feel at ease? Did they answer your questions? Did they explain?

7- Brand Name vs. Generic Medications: According to the FDA, generic medication can be trusted to have the same quality as brand name medication, but at a cheaper price.

8- Request Medical Records: Contact your medical provider and request a copy of your medical records.

9- Get the Most from you Doctor’s Visit: Prepare for your visit. Bring a journal that lists your day-to-day conditions and share those notes with your doctor.

10- Health Screenings: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Schedule routine health screenings with your medical provider.

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