10 Steps to Figure Out Your Family's Medical History

Here’s what you need to know about gathering your family’s medical history.

10 Steps to Figure Out Your Family's Medical History

You might know a lot about your health, but how much do you really know about the health of your parents or grandparents? Knowing key parts of your family history when it comes to health can help doctors identify diseases you might be at risk for so they can start screening you at the right time. Doing so might just save your life. Here are the 10 steps you need to go through to put together your medical family history.


Do the Same for Your Spouse

Remember, your spouse’s information is just as important as your own when it comes to your kids. And even if you don’t have kids, making sure your spouse stays well does you both a major favor. Early identification of disease and planning for possible illness saves you a lot of mental anguish, stress and sometimes, serious money.

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