Thanksgiving is National Family History Day
The Surgeon General is encouraging all Americans to use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to learn more about their family's health history.
Families share genes. A person in the family with chronic health conditions (like heart disease, diabetes, cancer) may mean that other persons in the family are at higher risk of developing the same condition.
To help keep track of your family health history, use this free interactive tool from the Office of the Surgeon General: www.familyhistory/hhs.gov/ or visit the CDC's family health history site at www.cdc.gov/Features/FamilyHealthHistory/