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Unformatted text preview: Yes it does make you more aware for example, if your family has a history of breast cancer you could make sure to get mammograms. An if it shows your family has a history of high cholesterol you know you are going to need to make the change to a healthful diet that’s the first steps in lowering cholesterol. With that knowledge you know what you need to do in order to live longer and healthier. 3. How might being aware of your medical family history help you? Knowing your family medical history might mean that the illness had by your family is the same one you have. Many diseases can be passed along to their children due to one's SCI/162 genome, or that, due to it, you are more vulnerable to getting an illness. This can be used to help protect yourself from getting, and informs you that you should get checked for, the various illnesses associated with your family. SCI/162...
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- Spring '11
- family medical history, medical family tree, H Family Medical Tree