This Thanksgiving, CDC encourages everyone to learn about their family histories
of cancer and other conditions.
Those with family histories
of heart disease had an increased prevalence of early heart disease, such as the buildup of fatty deposits and calcium in the arteries.
Individuals with strong family histories
of CHD were four times as likely to have the disease, compared with those with a weak history.
Many family histories
of African Americans have been written in the form of cookbooks, and many other cookbooks shed light on black family history and customs--a tribute to the vast variety of dishes black cooks have contributed to American culture
Also available in a hardcover edition (0976041316, $35.00), Matthews: The Historic Adventures Of A Pioneer Family is informative and fascinating reading, and could well serve as a template for others who are thinking of writing their family histories
Additionally, family histories
of migraine and episodic vertigo were cross-examined to investigate a genetic propensity.
Sixty-five percent of family histories
were recorded at the first visit and only 35% had any updated family history information.
"We want lesbians to talk to doctors, do family histories
to determine risk factors, and educate themselves to find out the facts."
This novel will interest all those who enjoy family histories
. The women are tough and loving--they face impossible situations with courage and intelligence.
"Our findings suggest that an inability to metabolize carcinogens may [result in] early breast cancer among women with family histories
," says study collaborator Timothy R.
Overall, the percentage of patients who should be referred for screening because their family history puts them at high risk increases as much as threefold between the ages of 30 and 50, so family histories
should be updated at least every 5-10 years, according to Argyrios Ziogas, Ph.D., of the University of California, Irvine, Genetic Epidemiology Research Institute and his associates ( JAMA 2011;306:172-8).
in Interdisciplinary Studies and founder of the Ethnic Genealogy Research Center at Queens College, New York) and Alice Eichholz (Director of Lifelong Learning at Union Institute & University, nationally known genealogical researcher, author and lecturer in family history), is an impressive and meticulously precise study of the elemental constructs of Afro-American genealogically oriented history and the research of family histories
. Black Genesis is strongly recommended for all personal and professional African-American genealogy reference collections and resources.
The third section contains family histories
of many personalities and the final section contains 8 appendices.
It also lists additional books and Web resources for researching family histories
and traveling to homelands.
Moderate family histories
of CHD resulted in a twofold increase in CHD, but not an increased risk for stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or obesity If there was a moderate family history of stroke, the risk of stroke was increased, but the risk for the other conditions was not increased.