Blog Posts for October 2013

Screening Saves Lives!

There are currently two million people in the world with one of three life threatening genetic diseases, and we have a screening method that can help save these lives!

Your Genes Are Not Your Fate

Your family health history and a few simple lifestyle changes can make a world of difference to your health.

Adopting a Healthy Attitude

What happens when you don’t know your biological family’s history? Many people turn to genetic screenings and genetic testing to give them a more complete picture of their health.

Adoption and Family Health History

Collecting your family health history can be difficult if you are adopted or do not have a close relationship with your biological family.  It may require some extra effort, but having a health history for yourself and future generations can be invaluable. Here are some options to get you started!

The Advocacy ATLAS: Accessible Tools for Leadership and Advocacy Success

We would like to take a brief break in our coverage of family health history to discuss a new resource for advocacy for individuals and families with special healthcare needs. The Advocacy ATLAS is an online toolkit to help individuals and families easily access quality resources on advocacy skills and strategies.

Organizing Your Personal Health Records

Be on the lookout for a Genes in Life blog post from Julie Dreese, a reporter for PennLive and the author of this featured article.This post has great first-hand tips for organizing health histories and personal health records for the entire family.

Sharing Family Health History with Your Children

It's important to know about family health history as early as possible! Learn more about sharing this information with your children.

Resources for Sharing Your Diagnosis

Sharing information about health conditions can be difficult. These tips and resources will help get you started.

Collecting Family Health History One Step At A Time

Collecting Family Health History is an ongoing process, but getting started takes only minutes.