family history


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part of a patient's medical history in which questions are asked in an attempt to find out whether the patient has hereditary tendencies toward particular diseases

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The Brecon Military Museum will be attending, as well as Dyfed, Powys and Ceredigion family history societies.
Want to explore your family history but don't know where to start?
Evidence suggests that having knowledge of a family history of a specific condition is associated with improved uptake of a range of disease-preventative activities, such as cancer screening and reduced sun exposure.
The Society was founded in 1980 to encourage the study of genealogy and family history in north-east Wales and to provide a forum for people who are interested in these subjects to meet, and to help each other.
Obstades to widespread utilization of family history among primary care physicians have included the time required to gather the data; storage and retrieval of the data; and uncertainty about how to interpret it, especially in the era of evidence-based medicine.
There is free admission to the event, which will provide a wealth of information about tracing your family history.
Its library and research centre, which has recently moved to a new location in Percy House, Percy Street, houses information including local and family history, pedigrees, monumental inscriptions, and marriage indexes.
Whether you are new to researching your family history or have been finding out about your ancestors for years, everyone is welcome to go along.
The pack contains everything you need to begin to record your family history.
Destounis and colleagues performed a retrospective review to identify the number and type of cancers diagnosed among women between the ages of 40 and 49-with and without a family history of breast cancer-who underwent screening mammography at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care from 2000 to 2010.
Using the Cancer Genetics Network (CGN), researchers reviewed data on family history of cancer of more than 10,000 patients who were followed for almost 10 years.
The study found significant changes in family history point to an increased need for cancer screening occur throughout adulthood, particularly when it comes to colorectal and breast cancer.
She will focus on the basics of family history, how to begin your family tree, the resources that are available and how to use them.
We found that the diagnostic performance of screening breast MRI was similar to or higher overall in women with a personal history [of breast cancer] alone, compared to those with a genetic or family history, the latter being the group currently recommended for screening by the American Cancer Society," lead author Dr.
New research suggests that women with a family history of breast cancer can improve their chances of avoiding the disease by breastfeeding.
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