Family Health History
Knowledge of your family health history can help you and your healthcare providers identify patterns of inheritance and risk factors.
Guidance on collecting your family health history information before visiting the doctor.
Healthcare professionals determine whether individuals, other family members, or future generations may be at increased risk of developing particular conditions.
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Last updated: November 10, 2021