Family Health History

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Can Acid Reflux Be Learned?

Over 60 million Americans experience AR symptoms at least once a month. But how many of these might be a result of learned health habits that lead to the disease?

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Family Health History: How Much Do You Know?

When it comes to breast cancer, knowing your family history and following up with genetic testing could save your life. Here's how to find the facts you need.

By Stephanie Stephens

First in the Family with a Genetic Disease: What It’s Like

“Living with UC has been one of the toughest things I’ve done in my life, but because of my diagnosis my whole family is more educated now.”

By Jackie Zimmerman

Piecing Together My Family’s Mental Health History

After my father’s suicide, I learned an enormous amount about my family—and about myself.

By Elizabeth Millard

Tough Holiday Discussions About Health, Part II: Scenarios

Are you tempted to have a tough talk with a family member about health issues? Tread carefully.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

6 Reasons to Consider DNA Testing

There are countless reasons to get a genetic test. Here are six of the strongest.

By Eileen Bailey

Telling Your Family You Have a Genetic Disease

Unveiling that you have cancer, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis or other chronic illness can stir anxiety and shame, but also relief.

By Eileen Bailey