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    Knowing Your Health History Could Save Your Life or Help Your Physician With a Diagnosis for a Genetic Disorder Like Tourette Easier

    Most people believe that knowing their family health history can be beneficial, but only about one-third have actually tried to gather and record information about family health, according to a recent study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Furthermore, the discussion of family history between physician and patient typically lasts just a few minutes.

    US Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona launched a project known as The Family History Initiative.

    As part of this project, the Department of Health and Human Services has created a new computerized tool, called "My Family Health Portrait," that can be downloaded HERE to help in the process.

    Attaches is a copy of this tool that can be downloaded and printed.
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