Family Health History Day

Did you know that Thanksgiving is National Family Health History Day? With everyone gathered around the table, Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to start a conversation about your family’s health history.

The Surgeon General has created My Family Health Portrait, a free, confidential tool to help you document and organize your family health information. Sharing your family health history with your healthcare provider is a powerful screening tool and a key component to personalized healthcare. Because both common and rare diseases often run in families, knowing your family health history can help save your life and the lives of those you love.

To learn more, check out the following library and web resources on family health history:

Family Health History Day @SCCLD

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