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How Do I Securely Store My Medical Records? How Do I Securely Store My Medical Records?

Today, my wife took our dogs to the vet to get their nails trimmed. Because it was our first time to that vet, she needed their vaccination records. Luckily, I had photos of those records on my phone from when they were last boarded, so it was incredibly quick and easy to send. This got me thinking—we have a baby on…

Google Can Now Remove Leaked Medical Records From Search Results Google Can Now Remove Leaked Medical Records From Search Results

If there’s something you don’t like about yourself on the web, usually Google isn’t going to remove it from search results. If you complain, though, Google will remove web pages that include your bank account numbers and other sensitive information. And recently, they added medical records to the list of things they…

Health Apps Still Aren’t Protecting Your Data Health Apps Still Aren’t Protecting Your Data

When you spill all your private health details, you generally assume that the person you spill them to will keep them a secret. That might not be true if you’re using an app, though—app makers aren’t bound by the same law that protects other medical data.

Colleges Don’t Always Keep Medical Records Private Colleges Don’t Always Keep Medical Records Private

If you don’t want your parents to know about your medical care—for example, if you’re getting STI tests or seeking mental health treatment and want them to butt out—go to an off-campus hospital.

You Have a Right to Your Medical Records. Here’s How to Request Them. You Have a Right to Your Medical Records. Here’s How to Request Them.

Your medical records—whether they’re all at your family doctor or scattered at different clinics around town—are yours to access. Having a copy can help you save money, get better care, or just satisfy your curiosity.

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