Health History Family Tree™
HUGS Around America Foundation/
A Hug Saved My Life® encourages families to begin the dialogue centered around creating and maintaining a Health History Family Tree™.
Family members share their genes, as well as their environment, sometimes lifestyles and habits. We know we cannot change our genetic makeup, however, knowing our family health history can help reduce our risk of developing health problems. Risks for diseases such as asthma, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease can be present in some families.
So take the first steps to reduce you and your family members health risk by initiating the conversation with your household and then continue to include other relatives. We recommend you download and complete the free ‘Family Medical History (PDF) Form’ created by Free Family Medical History Form; it’s the most comprehensive and easy form that we’ve found online to date. The goal is to capture multiple generations of health history.