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? There are serious health issues that are hereditary, so if you know what your family medical history is then you have a better chance to prevent the same issues in yourself. I know that only one of my maternal aunts has Alzheimer’s Disease, but because she is an avid puzzle person, she has only been at stage one since being diagnosed several years ago. 2. Does knowing your family history make you more aware of personal risk factors? It’s always a good thing to know your family history because you could have close relatives that you need to be aware of. I think that we all have risk factors for so many things, and
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