Past Imperfect: How Tracing Your Family Medical History Can Save Your Life

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 240 pages
Author: C. Daus
Year: 1999
ISBN: 9788916610353
Other: glossary, appendixes
Publisher: Santa Monica Press

Has anyone in your family ever suffered from depression? Alzheimer's? Breast cancer? Are you at risk?

In 'Past Imperfect', author Carol Daus take you step-by-step through the fascinating process of tracing your family medical history. In simple, easy-to-understand terms, she explains everything from how to interview your living relatives to how to find old medical records.

You'll also see how easy it is to take advantage of recent scientific discoveries to prevent deadly diseases from striking you and your loved ones. And you'll be introduced to real people whose lives have been saved because of what they learned after tracing their own family medical histories.

'Past Imperfect' features the names, addresses and phone numbers of archives, genetic volunteer organizations, libraries, and genealogical societies throughout the US. It is a 'must-read' for anyone who cares about their health or the health of their family. Knowledge is power, and knowing your family medical history can save your life.

Chapter 1. Real People Facing Family Health Decisions
Chapter 2. Your Family: Your Best Resource
Chapter 3. Government Sources
Chapter 4. Religious and Funeral Records
Chapter 5. Medical Records
Chapter 6. Libraries and Archives
Chapter 7. Creating a Family Health Tree
Chapter 8. Seeking Professional Help
Chapter 9. A Look Into the Future
Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Genetic Diseases
Appendix A. National Archives and Branches
Appendix B. Vital Records
Appendix C. Libraries with Excellent Genealogical Collections
Appendix D. Genealogical and Historical Societies
Appendix E. National Genetic Volunteer Organizations

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