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family history

Medspeak-UK
History of a condition in at least one of the following family members: parent, sibling, grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece or cousin; as in “The patient has a family history of breast cancer on her mother’s side”.

Medspeak-US
A summary of diseases (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and others) present in immediate blood relatives, which may be linked to heritable DNA mutations.  

Psychiatry
Presence of mental disorder or occurrence of suicide in parents, siblings, etc.

family history

A summary of diseases present in immediate blood relatives–eg cardiovascular disease, DM, malignancy, cancer, etc, which may be linked to hereditable DNA mutations. Cf Social history.

fam·i·ly his·to·ry

(fam'i-lē his'tŏr-ē)
A written documentation made after questioning the patient about the presence or absence of diseases or conditions in his or her family that might have an effect on the health of the patient (e.g., coronary disease, alcoholism, diabetes mellitus).

fam·i·ly his·to·ry

(fam'i-lē his'tŏr-ē)
A written documentation made after questioning the patient about the presence or absence of diseases or conditions that might have an effect on the health of the patient.
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Important family history includes chronic diseases (such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes), mental illness (such as depression or attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder), and cancers (such as breast cancer and testicular cancer).
In diagnostic performance, the recall rate - the percentage recalled for additional testing - was 9.3% (60 of 646) in the personal history group, significantly lower than the 15.0% (49 of 327) in the genetic or family history group.
The family history project was promoted with the assistance of the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI).
There is another very practical reason that those in the mental health profession do not ask about family history. The "bible of psychiatry," officially known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), makes no mention of it.
To order a Family History Research Pack or enrol on a course email Paul or call him on 0121 258 3853.
As is stated in the preface, the book aims to provide 'practical and useful strategies' to encourage researchers to begin to write, and to guide them through that process so that they end up with a professionally produced family history book.
The correct primary diagnosis code for this situation is 795.82 (elevated cancer antigen 125), followed by V16.41 (family history of malignant neoplasm; genital organs; ovary).
Author David Hey is a leading family historian who reveals the basics on how to conduct a family history research project in Journeys in Family History: The National Archives' Guide to Exploring Your Past, Finding Your Ancestors.
WASHINGTON -- Patients who regularly skip breakfast have as high a risk of obesity as patients who have a family history of type 2 diabetes, a cross-sectional study of adolescents has shown.
Women with a family history of heart disease are less likely than men to stop smoking or increase their physical activity.
The "Guide To Naturalization Records Of The United States" also pinpoint federal court records in all National Archives facilities and identifies all information that is available on microfilm either through the National Archives or through the Family History Library System.
Belonging to a family history society will also enable you to contact others who are tracing the same surname in the area where your ancestors lived.

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