Checkpoint - Medical Family Tree

Checkpoint - Medical Family Tree - personal risks are for...

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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 is important to know your family history because it has been proven that many life threatening diseases such as cancer and diabetes are hereditary and passed from generation to generation. 2. Does knowing your family history make you more aware of personal risk factors? Yes, very much so. By knowing your family medical history you are aware of what your
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Unformatted text preview: personal risks are for certain diseases and therefore can take the precautionary steps and be tested regularly so that in the event you should contract any of the hereditary diseases you can be diagnosed early enough to implement a cure. 3. How might being aware of your medical family history help you? Knowing my family history has helped me to prevent breast cancer and be more cautious about the contributing factors and symptoms related to heart disease and mental illness. Because my mother is a breast cancer survivor, I take the necessary steps to be tested more frequently for this disease and I am more aware of certain areas of my body making it easier for me to notice any sudden changes. SCI/164...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course SCI 164 SCI 164 taught by Professor Frazier during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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