Organize Your Health Records
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | Parents Magazine
Moms wear many medical hats. We nurse colds and fevers, bandage scraped knees, kiss boo-boos, and treat ear infections, strep throats, and stomach bugs. We're also expected to keep tabs on everyone's medications, height and weight, allergies, and doctor visits. It's a huge undertaking, which is why your current record-keeping system probably looks something like this: a manila folder bulging with scribbled doctor notes, insurance statements, copay receipts, and appointment reminders. Worse, the really important stuff--like your child's immunization records--may be out of date or missing.