Prepare for a family emergency by gathering important details about your family's health. For each person, create a medical reference file that includes birth date, doctors' names and phone numbers, and insurance information. Compile a list of allergies, medications, major health problems and surgeries. Also include advance directives, the legal documents that outline your decisions about health care, such as whether to use life-support machines.
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- Personal health record: A tool for managing your health. MayoClinic.com. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/personal-health-record/MY00665. Accessed Sept. 19, 2013.