Summer is family health history time


At your next family reunion, suggests taking some time to talk about your family’s health. The seniors’ advisory agency recommends compiling and sharing a written health history document.

The free online “Family Health Portrait” tool at will help.

Ask senior family members about their parents’ and grandparents’ health. Knowing what health conditions may run in a family can motivate members to reduce their personal risks. Family health history also helps doctors diagnose and treat diseases when they can be identified early on.