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Family Health History

Family members share more than just matching holiday sweaters; they also share genes, lifestyles and environments that may influence their health and risk of chronic disease. Here are some tips for compiling a useful family health history record:

Fall Family Activities

It’s that magical time of year again when temperatures begin to drop and images of cozy sweaters and hot apple cider by the fire begin to dance in your head. To get in the seasonal spirit, check out these fun, family-friendly autumnal activities.

Family Health History and the Holidays

Family members share more than just matching holiday sweaters; they also share genes, lifestyles and environments that may influence their health and risk of chronic disease. The Holidays offer a great opportunity to discuss your family’s health history while everyone is gathered. Having a family member with a chronic disease or condition like cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease may increase your risk of developing that disease. Understanding your family history and discussing it with your primary care physician is an important step to preventing disease in individuals and their close relatives.

Safe Cycling Tips

Looking for a new way to stay in shape and enjoy the great outdoors? You can get a great workout and burn hundreds of calories while bicycling around your neighborhood, a local park, or a country trail.