Taking a family medical history
involves asking the patient a number of questions about the health history of his/her family.
Eleven percent of established patients reported that the doctor had discussed family medical history
on the observed visit.
Whatever the future of such high-tech approaches to the problem of genetic disorders, knowing one's family medical history
is something of value in the healthcare of everyone.
She said that self-reporting of family medical history
depends on an individual's memory, while their data comes from the statewide Utah Cancer Registry that records nearly all cancer cases, which reduces possible errors in reporting family cancers.
I am much more cautious about any symptoms that I observe in my daughter since I do not know her family medical history
. This was intensified when we first came home, although I continue to watch her with a more careful eye.
It remains appropriate to pay attention to family medical history
and unusual epidemiologic features when a patient presents with cancer (or, for that matter, any medical illness).
The health checks will involve asking patients about their health, diet, lifestyle and family medical history
; taking measurements and blood tests; a personal assessment of their risks; and recommendations for steps they could take to reduce the chance of problems.
She said: "First, your personal medical status, including any relevant family medical history
Your doctor should ask about your family medical history
, your use of prescription, over-the-counter or recreational drugs, and your hair-styling and nutritional habits.
Prior to White's visit, he received a phone call from a registered nurse and was required to fill out a survey that revealed his family medical history
To find any of my blood relatives would be brilliant and also to learn about any family medical history
, which could have a bearing on my health and that of my daughter and grandchildren''.