Using family reunions to talk about family health history – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Experts advise that knowing the health history of your family is important because it gives you and your health care team information about your risk for developing a number of serious diseases.
Rodgers: You don’t have to know a lot about health to share this important information with your family.
Narrator: Dr. Griffin Rodgers is an institute director at the National Institutes of Health. He says a family reunion is an opportunity to gather important health information.
Rodgers: And while the family is together, it's also a great time to talk about family health.
Narrator: For more tips on getting a family health history, visit www.niddk.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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