https://www.healthcentral.com/tag/family-health-history

Family Health History

The Latest

hands on bed

Are You At Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Learn about the nine most common risk factors for RA and what you can do about them.

Chromosomes.

Kidney Cancer From von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

Dr. Eric Jonasch is researching drug therapies for kidney cancer caused by von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome, a genetic disorder which causes tumors and cysts.

Woman wearing pants that read "STRONGER", stomach visible

Your Top 10 Questions About Colon Cancer Answered

When you've been diagnosed with colon cancer, there are some things you just need to know right way. We address food, sex, exercise, and other pressing concerns that come with this life-altering event.

mother and daughter hugging on hill at sunset after hike

Breaking the News of Hereditary Cancer Risk

Learning you have a high cancer risk gene mutation is hard enough. Here's how to tell your family they might be at risk too.

Doctor explaining to male patient

8 Things Guys Don't Know About Male Breast Cancer

It's a potent killer—one you shouldn't dismiss just because you're a dude.

Man walking through the flowers with his children

7 Ways Loved Ones Can Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

If you have lung cancer and you're worried others in your family might get it too, here are 7 helpful prevention tips to share with your loved ones.

Mother and young daughter sitting on the grass in the park.

Cancer in the Family Genes: Telling Your Kids

Shannon Pulaski wrote a book drawn from her experience telling her children about the BRCA gene mutation which put her at high risk for breast cancer. Here she shares her tips for talking to kids about this difficult topic.

Girl using smartphone social media app.

How to Create Greater Thyroid Awareness

In today’s socially technological world, tyhroid disease awareness is as easy as ‘sharing’ information with family and friends.

Double helix DNA concept.

Genetic Counselor Explains BRCA

When should you get a genetic test for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations? Here's what you should know about genetic testing and what it says about your cancer risk.

Person analyzing DNA test.

Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.