sci162r1_Appendix_HWeek 8 Erica

sci162r1_Appendix_HWeek 8 Erica - be present. I have...

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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 believe that it is important to know a person’s family medical history in order to protect them and their families in the future. If a person knows about their family’s history they may be able to take some necessary steps in order to help reduce the risk or even prevent the same thing from happening to them. 2. Does knowing your family history make you more aware of personal risk factors? By knowing my families medical history, it has definitely more aware of the risk factors that may
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Unformatted text preview: be present. I have already begun to start researching ways to possibly prevent the chance of me getting any type of cancer. As it appears my family history is riddled with all types of cancers. I know that my mother has breast cancer and that her sister also had it. I did not know this until last night. I am hoping to go back into this website and add this to her profile 3. How might being aware of your medical family history help you? Knowing my families medical history now will help me to try to protect myself from any future ailments. The ones that I can possibly have some sort of control over that is. Also knowing this information will be helpful if anything should happen to me, it can be given to my husband Jeff for future reference if anything should or could happen to our daughter, Raelynn. SCI/162...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course SCI 162 taught by Professor Ebonywardlaw during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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