Talking about diseases and poor health isn’t always easy. But asking a few simple questions — and taking notes for a family health history — start a conversation that leads to better health for everyone.
For many families, Thanksgiving Day is one of those rare occasions when multiple generations gather together in one place. That’s why this day of feasting, football and family has also been deemed National Family Health History Day by the U.S. Surgeon General.
When it comes to your health, who you are and where you come from matter. So when you gather your family health history, include your ancestry and ethnicity. Both offer clues about your health risks. We’ve developed tools to help you collect family history. When you ask about health conditions that run in your family, … Read More
There’s a reason I mention family health history in almost every blog post: It’s an important tool in your doctor’s tool box for helping predict your risk for disease. What “runs in your family” matters. Family health history is a cornerstone of personalized healthcare, a trend shaping the future of medical care, according to Cleveland … Read More
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A family health history can help you and your doctors create a personalized care plan. Here’s a guide to help you gather this important information, which will benefit both you and your family. You can get the conversation going at any family gathering. Get more tools and resources to help you collect your family health history.