Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving could open the door to talking about family health history

Thanksgiving is just around the corner - a time when families get together and often talk about family history. Those of us with genetic issues of any kind - albinism, Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome or Chediak-Higashi Syndrome, can use these conversations as a vehicle to gently remind our families that our genetics don't just affect us. It can affect them, as well as their future generations of children, as well. It could be very helpful in terms of quick diagnosis and future treatments we haven't even thought of yet for future generations to be aware of our issues should they appear down the way in our family trees again.

Here's a resource you can use: https://familyhistory.hhs.gov/fhh-web/home.action

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