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Medical Minute: How to discuss family health history with children

MEDIA CONTACT Available for logged-in reporters only Newswise — Parents spend hours planning to talk with their children about the “birds and bees.” But moms and dads often ignore an equally important conversation—discussing their family’s overall health history. That’s why, in 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General declared Thanksgiving Day as National Family History Day. “The […]

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Tips to help parents share family health history with children

Parents spend hours planning to talk with their children about the “birds and bees.” But moms and dads often ignore an equally important conversation-;discussing their family’s overall health history. That’s why, in 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General declared Thanksgiving Day as National Family History Day. The more parents know and share about their family’s […]