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1 Family Medical History Sandy Cromer 07/09/2011 Axia College/ Health & Wellness Corey Lincoln A family medical history is a record of medical information about your relatives, including illnesses and diseases, along with the relationships of the SCI/162
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2 members of your family. Studies have shown that over 40 percent of the population is at increased genetic risk for a common disease such as cancer,
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Unformatted text preview: heart disease, or diabetes. Understanding your risk for developing such diseases is a very important reason to learn more about your family history. Knowing what your risk is can aid in the prevention and screening the disease. 1. Does knowing your family history make you more aware of personal risk factors? 2. How might being aware of your medical family history help you? SCI/162...
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