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.

By Lisa Fields
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.

By Rachel Zohn
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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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.

By Christa Sgobba
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.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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.

By Bethany Kandel
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.

By Mary Shomon
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.

By Elizabeth Millard
Person analyzing DNA test.

Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

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

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Kathleen Frederick and her brother Tom.

Blood Bond: How One Woman’s Stem Cells Saved Her Brother’s Life

The donor of a life-saving stem cell transplant shares her experience. Learn what it’s like to donate your stem cells.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN