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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