Family Health History Collection
This is a complete compilation of the 2014
Family History breakout session powerpoint slides.
Standarized pedigree nomenclature: update and assessment
of the recommendations of the National Society of
As the presenters of this session put it,
THE family history bible. Only the abstract is
freely available at this link, but the full article may
be available from other sources.
The family history: the first genetic test, and still
useful after all those years?
This article by Reed Pyeritz, MD, PhD,
explores the history of using family history clinically,
current confounding factors, and the continued relevance
of family history as a clinical tool in the age of
Medical Family History: Tools For Your Practice
Although this presentation was originally
produced by the National Coalition for Health
Professional Education in Genetics for use with primary
care doctors, it contains great basic information about
why family history can be medically important, how to
construct a pedigree, and how to recognize potentially
genetic red flags.
My Family Health Portrait
This tool from the Surgeon General provides
a template for gathering your family health history.
In Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian too!
it run in the family?
health history tool from the Genetics Alliance.
The end result is a customized booklet you can share
with family members.
Health Genomics - Family Health History
The CDC's site offers general information on the
importance of collecting family health information, as
well as additional resources.
Genes in Life
This site not only offers information on family health
history, but also more general information on how genes
and lifestyle impact health.