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

Family Health History

The Latest

Woman in conversation with doctor.

To Test or Not to Test: One Woman’s Decision About Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

A breast cancer survivor discusses her decision to not do genetic testing for cancer – right now. Why has she decided to hold off?

Watching sunset

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.”

Women discussing family health history and chronic pain.

Does Chronic Pain Run In Your Family?

Research shows that some chronic pain may be hereditary. Learning about your family health history could offer insight on how to manage it.

Heather Huus with husband, Sean, and daughter, Paige.

Why This Young Mom Had Her Stomach Removed

Heather Huus got preventative total gastrectomy when she learned her risk of hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, an aggressive type of stomach cancer.

Elizabeth and her father

Piecing Together My Family’s Mental Health History

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

Family gathering holiday time

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.

Strands of DNA.

6 Reasons to Consider DNA Testing

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

Family tree.

Tough Holiday Conversations About Family Health

A holiday spent with family can be a good time for frank discussions about family health.

Family leaving beach

Know Your Family Heart Health Tree

Learn more about your family history so that you can improve your heart health.

Mother and daughter having a serious discussion at home.

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.