sci162r1_Appendix_H - 2. Does knowing your family history...

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Axia College Material Appendix H Family Medical Tree To create a medical family tree, access the Web site located at https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/fhh- web/home.action .Next, click on the Create a Family History button to complete the medical family tree by entering your information into the boxes. After creating your medical family tree, answer the following questions: 1. Why is it important to know your family medical history? I feel that it is important because a lot of health issues are either a way of living or they are hereditary. Especially the serious diseases such as cancer and high blood pressure.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Does knowing your family history make you more aware of personal risk factors? Yes it does make me more aware of my own risk factors. I know now that there are things that I should or should not do when it comes to my habits. This is because of the risk factor I have with my familys health history. 3. How might being aware of your medical family history help you? It will help me because I am now more of aware of how the family tree shows the health issues and how they have trickled down, and could possible effect me and my children. SCI/162...
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