Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Thanksgiving is Family Health History Day: Online Tool Available to Help Organize and Share Useful Info
As families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniakencourages everyone to spend time talking about their health. “A patient’s family health history is an easy, quick and inexpensive way to get a rough estimate of how strongly a particular disease runs in a family. Knowing your family health history can help your clinician identify screening and treatment options that are personalized for you,” says Lushniak.
The Surgeon General’s My Family Health Portrait tool is a free and easy way to record health history. Consumers are able to capture and organize their family members’ information and share it with other family members and health care professionals. Read more.