Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Family Health Portrait

My Family Health Portrait was originally developed in collaboration between the Office of the Surgeon General and the National Human Genome Research Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

Using My Family Health Portrait you can:
  • Enter your family health history.
  • Print your family health history to share with family or your health care worker.
  • Save your family health history so you can update it over time.
As patients spend more time tracking their family medical history, the trends and patterns of genetic diseases will emerge and this will help scientists with the field of medical genomics (or genomic medicine). Speaking of genomic medicine, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has an article titled, "Genomic Medicine — An Updated Primer."

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