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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? It’s important to know your families medical history so you know what kind of illness you possibly may get. Knowing the possibilities helps you to be able to take care of yourself and hopefully prevent any illness.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Does knowing your family history make you more aware of personal risk factors? Very much so, I never realized my family had heart problems until I did this assignment. Now eating better, exercising, and taking the best care of myself as possible is a must. 3. How might being aware of your medical family history help you? Being aware of my family history gives me the knowledge to prevent or at least get tested for a specific type of illness. It helps me to be able to cure myself before I ever actually get the illness. SCI/162...
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