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The importance of knowing your family health history

The Importance of Knowing Your Family Medical and Health History

The last time you visited the doctor’s office, you were likely asked you if you have a “family history” of certain conditions. Doctors ask this question so they can customize your care.

A number of diseases — heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, and more — can be influenced by your family tree due to genetics, environment, or other hereditary factors. If you know whether there is a history of diseases in your family, it can help your doctor treat you more effectively, and even proactively. Here are five important reasons to build a family health history:

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Source: Julia Aspen - Philly Voice