Do You Have a Family Health Tree?

You may have noticed in the USA Weekend April 13 that it is a very good idea to prepare a family tree representing at minimum the health conditions of three generations of your family – your parents, siblings and children, then grandparents and more.

You can store all your info online at the Surgeon General’s “My Family History Portrait” ( Update it or print to share with your doctors. Other sites to look at American Society of Human Genetics ( or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Genomics (

At the very least, enter health conditions in your Notes on your Family Tree. They can prevent or reduce your risk of suffering with the same conditions.

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