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Family Health History

7 Health Matters To Address The Summer Before College

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 07.12.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

Parents, you may have been handling most health matters for your high school teen but now is the time to hand over the reins. Here's how to equip your beginning college student for this new responsibility.

A Family Health Portrait

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Ask yourself, do you know -- completely and accurately -- your family's health history? Have you looked into those specific diseases that affected your mother, father, aunt or uncle? Have you considered how their experiences may apply to you now and in the future?

How to Talk About Genetics and Family History

Barbara Dehn | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

Information about your family's unique health can empower you to ask your providers about screening tests, healthier diets and possibly genetic testing.

How to Put Together Your Family's Health History

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Even with all the high-tech medical tests and procedures that are available today, an accurate family health history remains one of the most important tools in keeping yourself healthy as you age. Here's what you should know, along with some tips and tools to help get you started.

5 Questions You Should Ask Your Dad Today

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Dads gets a bad rap when it comes to health. Just take a look at the skimpy selection of options for a Father's Day card. Those cards would have you b...

3 Things You Must Do Before Getting DNA Tested

Posted 06.14.2013 | OWN

By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock In capable hands, DNA testing can be a powerful tool to help prevent or treat illness. Take these steps to make sure...

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 3

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

I see personal genomics more generally evolving rapidly to become a major part of everyday life for Americans and around the globe. At the same time, potential problems associated with it will continue to emerge in parallel and merit serious evaluation.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 2

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

In my first piece on personal genomics, I wrote about how data on one's genome can provide information on one's disease risk. Such personal genomics studies estimate the probability of someone getting a disease.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 1

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

A revolutionary biomedical phenomenon called "personal genomics" is poised to fundamentally change how you think about your health and your family history.