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Your Family Health History Offers Clues to Your Genetic Profile

Posted by Jim Mumper, M.D. on Oct 24, 2018

Completing a family health history is an easy, fast, and completely free way to discover health insights. What better time than the holidays to connect with family and share this vital information?

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Topics: Genetic Testing

Do Your Genes Affect How Long You'll Live?

Posted by Jim Mumper, M.D. on Sep 26, 2018

 The short answer: Not as much as you might think.


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Topics: Genetic Testing

DNA Testing: Curiosity vs. Medical Necessity

Posted by Jim Mumper, M.D. on Sep 6, 2018

Being curious about who we are, where we came from, and what makes us us is normal. These musings separate us from other animals (after all, Fluffy and Fido don't seem concerned about their heritage).

And knowledge is power, isn't it? The short answer: it depends. 

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Topics: Genetic Testing

​How Knowing Your Family Medical History Can Change Your Life​

Posted by PartnerMD on Jul 20, 2016

When speaking to a physician about your health, patients tend to focus on their personal current and past conditions. But knowing your family’s medical history and understanding the role it plays in your own health is critical, especially when it comes to prevention.

Your family history can identify health complications you may be prone to because of genetics. Having this information allows your physician to tailor your nutrition, exercise and lifestyle recommendations to help prevent these issues from arising.

Ready to take a proactive approach to your health? Discuss your family health history with a PartnerMD physician today.

Here are some factors your physician may consider in regards to your family's health history and how the findings can be used to optimize your health:

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Topics: Genetic Testing

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