What is My Health2?
At My Med Buddy, we believe an ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure. That’s why we developed the My Health2 concept. My Health2 is a new way of managing your child’s health. We focus on building a solid foundation of prevention and health monitoring, showing parents how to create a Health and Medical Baseline for their children and easily identify when there is a deviation from that baseline. (*Please note that we are not medical doctors and this information is not intended to diagnose or treat, but to help parents record their children’s medical information. Please contact your physician regarding your family’s medical care.)
What is a Health Baseline? When a child is healthy and their conditions are well managed, this is their Baseline. Deviations from this baseline might include illness, injury, or other symptoms in need of diagnosis. When we track these deviations, we are able to take advantage of available resources by sharing the data with our child’s healthcare team. This leads to a greater continuity of care, earlier diagnosis, and potentially, an earlier treatment plan.
What does a Health Baseline look like?
A Health Baseline simply charts the events that create movement away from your child’s healthy baseline. The healthy baseline below acts a consistent healthy standard for a child diagnosed with asthma. Shifts away from the line indicate medical events, symptoms, or diagnoses that have lead to a shift away from the child’s health norm.
What should my child’s baseline look like?
It is important to remember that every child is different. Factors such as heredity, diagnoses, environment, and a host of other conditions will impact every child’s baseline. Tracking your child’s health and medical concerns will help you to create a baseline over time and identify when there is a medical issue. Baselines are particularly helpful as children grow and are able to track their own health and wellness.
How does My Health2 fit into the Health Baseline?
My Health2 encourages parents to focus on four crucial areas of their children’s health.
When are children are diagnosed with a medical condition, no matter the severity, we are required to track that aspect of their health. Medical products and resources found on the My Med Buddy site help parents create and maintain a medical record in conjunction with their medical team. Ultimately, tracking symptoms, treatments, and other details at home will only enhance our children’s medical care. Is your child an athlete? Track their injuries and follow up care and they’ll thank you for years to come.
From immunizations to multi-vitamins, parents are all about prevention. Tracking the preventative measures you take to keep your family healthy is particularly useful when understanding potential symptoms that may arise.
The information we gather at an annual pediatric physical is invaluable. From height and weight to developmental milestones, tracking our children’s typical good health provides a clear picture of what healthy looks like for them and makes for a valuable keepsake. We understand that the typical sick day can occur for even the healthiest of kids – the My Med Buddy line of Health Journals makes tracking health, wellness, and minor illnesses child’s play.
Good health and medical maintenance requires access to good resources. Each My Med Buddy product is designed with a resource section to help you track your research and build a network of resources specific to your child’s needs.
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*Always consult your healthcare team when you have questions about your child or their care as My Med Buddy is not qualified to make diagnoses or recommendations.