Navigation Links
'Family Health History and Genetics Privacy' is the Newest Addition to the ACMG Genetics & Your Health Video Series
Date:11/23/2009

American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) Encourages Families to Gather Family Health History Information on National Family History Day, Thanksgiving 2009

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Thanksgiving is the sixth annual National Family History Day, as declared by the U.S. Surgeon General. The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) encourages everyone to know their family medical history and if they haven't already gathered this potentially life-saving information, to "start the conversation" about family medical history this holiday season when many families gather together in person.

To help people get a better understanding of family health history, why it is so important and how to "get the conversation started," the ACMG has released the second video in its YouTube series called ACMG Genetics & Your Health. These simple and straightforward interviews with genetics experts are designed to give basic information to the public about how genetic discoveries are being translated into better health. The first video in the series, Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing, answered questions about the recent trend for genetic tests to be available to the general public via the Internet. Both of these ACMG Genetics & Your Health videos can be found on YouTube at TheACMGChannel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheACMGChannel.

"Be proactive! Begin preparing now to be an active participant in the personalized medicine movement by learning and recording your family health history," says Judith Benkendorf, MS, CGC, of the American College of Medical Genetics.

Why is family health history so important? Advances in genetics research mean that knowing your family's medical history can help your healthcare provider to predict conditions for which you and your blood relatives may be at risk and help you to take actions to minimize risks and protect your health.

Tools and Resources:

Visit the Newsroom at www.acmg.net for links to additional resources on genetics and health or to find a genetics health professional in your area.

About the American College of Medical Genetics

Founded in 1991, the American College of Medical Genetics (www.acmg.net) is a non-profit professional association that advances the practice of medical genetics by providing education, resources and a voice for more than 1400 genetics professionals. ACMG members are committed to turning genetic discoveries into better health for all.

SOURCE American College of Medical Genetics


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
2. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
3. Isolation of a new gene family essential for early development
4. Lake Elsinore Family Caregiver Receives Free Power Wheelchair From The SCOOTER Store
5. Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
6. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
7. BlueCare(R) Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
8. Regional Center of Orange County Expands Family Support Resources to Meet Growing Needs
9. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Pushes for Pre-K Expansion in Georgia
10. Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk
11. Childs Flu Shot Helps Whole Family
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... The TouchPoint Solution, home of Buzzies *, is ... anxiety. , “Buzzies change the way we interact with stress and live our ... its launch date in December 2016, The TouchPoint Solution has sold more than $750,000 ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... ?This conference will prominently feature 150+ Hospital and ... and Director, AMN Healthcare: Susan Salka , 43rd President of the United States ... Big Fight My Life In and Out of the Ring: Sugar Ray Leonard , ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , ... March 23, 2017 , ... It’s that time ... many students are thinking about summer internships , which can be frustrating when ... The pros at Garden Media Group, a boutique public relations firm outside of Philadelphia, ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... New Jersey (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 ... ... developer of herbal-based and non-steroidal skincare products, was awarded as winners of American ... innovation products. This competition was hosted jointly by HSN and Good Housekeeping. , ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... News Advisory/Interview Opportunity , After six ... a major victory in Europe for public health and the environment and is calling ... rigorous scientific research and the overwhelming support of European citizens, the European Union (EU) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Newborns are highly vulnerable ... vaccines because their young immune systems typically mount ... Hospital report achieving strong vaccine responses in newborn ... before human trials — by adding compounds known ... two simultaneous papers, they also describe improved adjuvant ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... --  The goal of the pilot is to build ... drugs as they are distributed in the ... US FDA to better protect consumers by improving counterfeit ... Blockchain startup Chronicled, which links the physical and ... and recently raised $6.25M, and the LinkLab, a life ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. ... 8IS) Invictus MD announces that AB Laboratories Inc. ("AB ... licensed production facility under the Access to Cannabis for ... Ontario . The facility, which ... 2016, is currently operating at half capacity, with full ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: