sci162r2_Appendix_H - Axia College Material Appendix H...

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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? It is important to know your family medical history because certain risk factors for diseases are better known than not when assessing your probability and susceptibility to them. For instance: if I am trying to figure out whether or not I am actively at risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Donatelle (2009) explains that “a family history of heart disease appears to increase risk significantly” (p. 358). 2. Does knowing your family history make you more aware of personal risk factors? For a lot of particular diseases, knowing my family history can definitely raise the
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