Know Your Family History

What if a stroll down memory lane could save your life? When it comes to family history, it can. Knowing funny stories about your relatives makes for great fun at family gatherings — but knowing that three of your ancestors had diabetes or that your grandmother had breast cancer at an early age may help … Read More

Do You Know Your Family History?

Yesterday’s Heart Health Twitter quiz talked about the importance of knowing your family history.  Dr. Barzilai, Section Head of Clinical Cardiology states knowing your family history is becoming more and more important when it comes to heart disease – including coronary artery disease; cardiomyopathy; and aorta disease. Download a family history form to help you … Read More

Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Family History

True or False: If a close family member has coronary artery disease, the age at which your relative developed heart disease is important for your health. True False Answer: True. In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: If a parent or sibling developed coronary artery disease before the age of fifty-five, your … Read More