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Your insurance company wants to know if you've ever had jaundice.
Your children want information about a blood disease that runs in your family.
You want to find out if you've ever been prescribed a medication that's now making headlines for long-term side effects.
Unless you have a perfect memory, you likely can't recall these sorts of details off the top of your head. So where do you turn?
The most likely place to find this information is in the medical records maintained by your family physician and by hospitals where you've received treatment. By law, every health care provider is required to maintain certain informat...