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Prioritizing Family History

Did you know that certain risks for chronic diseases are directly linked to your family health history? Dr. Jlyn Pritchard, DO, discusses the importance of discussing your health history with your provider. She explains that considering your family health history extends beyond the obvious risk factors for heart disease or diabetes and goes on to explain that certain factors, like menopausal weight gain or depression and anxiety, while not inherited, show significant familial patterns.

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