Know Your Family Health History

November 21, 2016
When managing your own health, it helps to know your history, or more specifically your family health history. You don’t just inherit your good looks from your parents or those...
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23andMe Medical History

February 14, 2013
A new study by researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital draws attention to the value of online resources to document family medical history. 23andMe customers can record their family...
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Top Genetic Findings of 2012

December 20, 2012
Take a moment to look back at the ten most interesting and significant genetic findings of 2012 or at least the ones that drew our attention. In the last 12...
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Using Genetics and Family History for Health

October 15, 2012
For decades, a patient’s family health history has been a keystone to any wellness plan. A simple record of medical conditions your siblings, your parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents struggled...
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Great Expectations for Personal Genomes

April 03, 2012
A study published yesterday in Science Translational Medicine from a group at Johns Hopkins University set out to determine the best-case power of genetics to provide clinically meaningful information about risk of common diseases. Genetics will not be equally informative for everyone, and will not replace these other approaches, but this is actually quite compatible with personalized medicine -- that we can find and leverage the information that has the biggest impact on healthcare at an individual level.
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Family History and Personal Genetic Risk Assessments: A Perspective on the Cleveland Clinic Study

November 11, 2010
by David Hinds A small study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic and reported at last week’s American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting found that family health history...
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Family History, In Addition To Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors, Predicts Risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis

March 27, 2009
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), sometimes called “economy class syndrome” is the formation of a blood clot in a vein deep within the body, usually in the legs.   Not only...
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