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Axia College Material Appendix H Family Medical Tree To create a medical family tree, copy and paste the following address into a web browser: 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? Many illnesses run through families like water in a tap. If we don’t know what our family members have gone through medically, we may never know what we could possibly avoid going through. It could be pretty unfortunate if I didn’t know my Grandfather died from Diabetes and was never checked. 2. Does knowing your family history make you more aware of personal risk factors? Being aware of what could be going on with your body just by knowing what your family
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Unformatted text preview: members had should make you much more aware of your own self and well-being. I personally have Crohn’s disease which I believe may have come from my Grandmother who has Ulcerative colitis as well as polyps. These all go together and if I hadn’t known about my Gram, it may be a little more mysterious. 3. How might being aware of your medical family history help you? SCI/162 I feel if we know what our family has or has had we have more information to share with our physicians so they can better treat us. It is unfortunate how many people do not know about their family medical history. I have always been in tune as to what runs in my family only because my Mother made sure she knew for reference sake. In conclusion, I believe the more a doctor/nurse knows, the more they can help us. SCI/162...
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