Dear Diary: Why Keeping a Health Diary Works
Ever gain five pounds and really have no idea what could have caused it? You've been eating as you normally do and taking your regular walks. Except maybe you forgot to account for those pieces of birthday cake at the office, the sampling around the table at a recent dinner with friends, or the missed exercise due to a stretch of bad weather. It's easy to forget, or ignore, the little things that can quickly add up to bigger problems.
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Reviewed by Susan Weiner, R.D., M.S., C.D.E., C.D.N. 11/13.
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One of the "parents' business" items on our current trip to Virginia was a visit by a case nurse from an agency that is trying to get the Out-Laws additional personal and health assistance. While the old folk found her questions intrusive, they were reasonable follow-ons based on the OutLaws' current states of cognitive and physical health. One of the sets of questions was about their medications. A list of them was posted on the door to the den. The case nurse assumed...