sci162r2_Appendix_H

sci162r2_Appendix_H - Yes absolutely Identifying illnesses...

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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? To have a better knowledge of what my risk factors may be as some of the diseases can be hereditary. Knowing my family’s history can reflect whether I’m prone to receiving the disease from a family member, and being aware of it I can take proper steps to prevent it if the disease is preventable. Or there may be things I can do now to reduce my chances of inheriting the disease. 2. Does knowing your family history make you more aware of personal risk factors?
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Unformatted text preview: Yes, absolutely. Identifying illnesses in your immediate family members can help you understand that you may be at risk of acquiring the same illness or disease. Depending on if it’s heredity or lifestyle similarities with another family member, there can be ways to prevent or reduce chances of becoming infected or diagnosed with the same illness. 3. How might being aware of your medical family history help you? It will help me to be aware of what I can do to either prevent or reduce my chances of inheriting the disease from that family member who currently has it. Knowing the illnesses of your immediate family members and if there are ways to prevent your chances of getting it, is VERY important and in some cases, can be beneficial to living a longer life. SCI/162...
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