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Before You Start Your Family Health History

Americans know that family history is important to health. A recent survey found that 96 percent of Americans believe that knowing their family history is important. Yet, the same survey found that only one-third of Americans have ever tried to gather and write down their family's health history.

Here are some tips to help you being to gather information:

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Content created by Office of the Surgeon General
Content last reviewed on March 30, 2016