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  • Personal Medical History Report Generator

    I have written a report generator for people to keep track of their own personal medical histories. I'd appreciate it if you guys would take a look at it, and maybe offer suggestions, before I release it to the hordes.

    http://www.swedesdock.com/powerbasic/Med-History.exe

    It has a couple neat features I think. Change the weight or height and watch the BMI. Or change DOB and watch age. (Thanks to an MCM tip on %EN_Change). I think the multiple buttons are pretty cool too.

    If you create a report it will run Word and load the report.
    It's a pretty day. I hope you enjoy it.

    Gösta

    JWAM: (Quit Smoking): http://www.SwedesDock.com/smoking
    LDN - A Miracle Drug: http://www.SwedesDock.com/LDN/

  • #2
    Ouch.... bright green background? With bright yellow labels.

    If you plan on a commercial launch, I'd highly recommend starting off with 'standard' windows colors, then offer a way to change them if the user wants to. For many people, the bright colors make it harder to read, especially the buttons on the right side.

    Otherwise, its pretty nice!
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    • #3
      Yea, I agree with Joe. Give the user a choice of screen colors.

      Also, I don't really care for a fixed size window on any app. Give the user a resize/full screen capability.

      Otherwise, it's a pretty slick little program.
      There are no atheists in a fox hole or the morning of a math test.
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      • #4
        Okay boys, I changed the colors. Thanks the suggestion.

        Oh, and no "commercial" launch. Just throwing it out there for any who might find a use for it. Wouldn't expect to find much need here, just healthy young bucks.
        Last edited by Gösta H. Lovgren-2; 14 Nov 2007, 10:43 AM. Reason: Health reasons
        It's a pretty day. I hope you enjoy it.

        Gösta

        JWAM: (Quit Smoking): http://www.SwedesDock.com/smoking
        LDN - A Miracle Drug: http://www.SwedesDock.com/LDN/

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        • #5
          I noticed too, that you have a whole section on cholesterol. I really hope you too haven't bought in to that scam. There is clear proof that cholesterol has absolutely no negative effects on the heart or any other part of your physical make-up. The whole cholesterol scam started in the late 40's early 50's but various cooking oil manufactures wishing to get a bigger part of the market.

          Its really easy to investigate this scam with a google search. The studies against cholesterol are overwhelming but the AMA still wants to push it.
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          • #6
            Mel,

            I use a fixed window size (fits into an 800x600) because the text boxes then pretty nearly approximate a line length when printing a report (using Courier 11). The object is to get the columns line up. What you don't see here is the lengthy blood pressure data and extensive summary stats(unless you have a MicroLife BP machine).

            Joe,

            All I know is I'm at least than 15 years past my expiration date. A good part of the reason (right after my wife) for that is my (main) doctor. If he cares about cholesterol, then I care about cholesterol. He's kept me goin' more than 20 years.

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            Life — the way it really is a battle
            not between Bad and Good
            but between Bad and Worse.
            Joseph Brodsky
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            It's a pretty day. I hope you enjoy it.

            Gösta

            JWAM: (Quit Smoking): http://www.SwedesDock.com/smoking
            LDN - A Miracle Drug: http://www.SwedesDock.com/LDN/

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            • #7
              You're showing your age, Joe.

              Used to be we all worried about conspiracies involving Elvis, or the Kennedy assasination .... but now it's cholesterol which fascinates us....
              Michael Mattias
              Tal Systems Inc. (retired)
              Racine WI USA
              [email protected]
              http://www.talsystems.com

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              • #8
                cholesterol

                Its really easy to investigate this scam with a google search.
                Yea, that's the perfect place to seek medical advice.

                "Livin in a world of your own - good luck"
                Trento Castricone
                www.fileraptor.com
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                • #9
                  >>>...(fits into an 800x600)...<<<

                  Oh, okay. I forgot about lower rez screens. Makes sense now.
                  There are no atheists in a fox hole or the morning of a math test.
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                  • #10
                    I found it rather hard to read the italicized printing in the yellow boxes. Maybe bold would be clearer? An icon on the input screen would be nice too rather than the 'Bill' window icon.

                    btw, I heard tell selenium has come under scrutiny as of late. i.e. should you really be taking it in supplements kind of thing.

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                    • #11
                      "There is clear proof that cholesterol has absolutely no negative effects on the heart or any other part of your physical make-up."

                      Practicing medicine with out a license? I'll take my medical advice from qualified people :wavey:
                      "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John Gleason View Post
                        I found it rather hard to read the italicized printing in the yellow boxes. Maybe bold would be clearer?
                        As suggested above I changed the colors to standard windows colors. I forgot how drab and dreary most of the world likes to see things. {grin .. dig}

                        An icon on the input screen would be nice too rather than the 'Bill' window icon.
                        There's an icon now. (a blue anchor on a yellow bg). Pretty amatuerish in design but the best of my abilities. {sad self pitying whine}


                        btw, I heard tell selenium has come under scrutiny as of late. i.e. should you really be taking it in supplements kind of thing.
                        Actually I have put it under the "notes to ask doctor" about for my next appointment.

                        And I just want to make a point here. I did not leave my personal data on the sample form to advertise my health. Only that it seemed to me to be a good example of how the can be used. Better than I could have made up.

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                        "I kissed my first girl
                        and smoked my first cigarette on the same day.
                        I haven't had much time for tobacco since."
                        -- Arturo Toscanini
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                        It's a pretty day. I hope you enjoy it.

                        Gösta

                        JWAM: (Quit Smoking): http://www.SwedesDock.com/smoking
                        LDN - A Miracle Drug: http://www.SwedesDock.com/LDN/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gösta H. Lovgren-2 View Post
                          As suggested above I changed the colors to standard windows colors. I forgot how drab and dreary most of the world likes to see things. {grin .. dig}
                          Mea Culpa. I had changed the colors as suggested BUT neglected to post the updated .exe to the medsite.

                          It's posted now. For convenience, here's the address again (http://www.swedesdock.com/powerbasic/Med-History.exe).


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                          is more than eloquence.
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                          It's a pretty day. I hope you enjoy it.

                          Gösta

                          JWAM: (Quit Smoking): http://www.SwedesDock.com/smoking
                          LDN - A Miracle Drug: http://www.SwedesDock.com/LDN/

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