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My Family (Health) Portrait

My Family (Health) Portrait

Photo of a smiling family.

The holidays are not only a great way for families to relate stories of the past.
They can also be a good starting point to create a family health history or family health portrait (called a pedigree among health care workers and scientists).

A recent MedLinePlus Magazine article My Family Portrait, a tool from the Surgeon General emphasizes the importance of family medical history in finding out about and addressing risk factors.

This article provides a link to  Surgeon General tool My Family Portrait where one can create a family health history online. One can then save (and update!) it and print it.

Two related links

December 23, 2010 - Posted by | Consumer Health | , , , ,

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