November 27, 2013

National Family Health History Day



Not only is this year celebrating Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah on the same day (aptly titled Thanksgivukkah), tomorrow is also the Surgeon General's National Family History Day. While Genomics and Personalized Medicine play an important role in the diagnosis of many diseases named and unnamed, your family health history brings more information to your provider for better diagnosis and risk management planning.

The Surgeon General created a free website to assist anyone to create a portrait of their family's health. The questionnaire takes roughly 20 minutes to complete, and protects your informations securely. You can encourage family members to fill out their information as well to provide the most complete picture of your family's health history for your provider.

You can access the Family Health Portrait here.

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