Surgeon General

Remember: Turkey Day is Also National Family Health History Day

November 26, 2009
Looking for something to talk about between mouthfuls of green bean casserole and cranberry dressing? Instead of discussing the big game or Friday’s shopping prospects, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin...
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Thanksgiving is National Family History Day

November 27, 2008
This is a repeat of a post we ran back in September. While you’re sitting around the table with your loved ones, don’t forget that it’s National Family History Day!...
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Surgeon General Issues Call to Action on VTE: 23andMe Assesses Genetic Risk for Customers

September 17, 2008
This Monday acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson issued a Call to Action to reduce the number of people in the United States affected by two serious blood clotting conditions:...
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The Importance of Family Health History

September 16, 2008
I’m a bad patient. Every time I go to a doctor she asks, “Do you have a family history of any diseases?” I’m ashamed to say that my answer is...
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