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Family Medical History

Sharing Your Medical History With Your Family

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

What better gift could I give to my sister or my other family members than to share with them the medical situations that I encountered? It may cause them to stop and think about their own situations and perhaps alert them to the fact that they are also experiencing the same symptoms, etc. themselves and that they may want to alert their own doctors.

The Healing Power of Ice

Caren Chesler | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

I don't mind placating my son on small matters. I still let him suck on a pacifier when he goes to bed. If he wants a Band-Aid for a mosquito bite, I'll allow him that. He's going to spend a long time in a harsh world.

Genetic Testing

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

Learning I had a mutation changed my life. Cognizant that there is a 75 percent chance I will develop colon cancer by the age of 65, I do everything in my power to make sure it is nothing more than a polyp that can be removed.

What My Son's Terrifying Diagnosis Revealed About Our Family Secrets

Victoria Costello | Posted 04.15.2012 | Fifty
Victoria Costello

That's the tricky part about family secrets. Their contents don't have to be secret at all; as long as everyone agrees not to see or speak about what's actually hiding in plain sight -- like Grandpa's likely suicide.

The 'Best Kept Secret' to Understanding Your Health Risks

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Evidence strongly dictates that a key ingredient of putting together a long-term plan for aging well is to comprise a detailed family history.