Doctors want you to do your family history

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  • dianehh Redmond, WA
    July 21, 2013 8:37 a.m.

    In many states in this country not everyone has access to their family medical history. Adoptees are deprived of that right. That represents several million people and their descendants.

  • MyChildrensKeeper Taylorsville, UT
    July 20, 2013 6:59 a.m.

    Even with all the information they are dumbfounded so history is irrelevant and the path of misdirection. Its no wonder medical data is so skewed and wrong, they keep shooting in the dark making accusation and guess work to coincide whit historical information of patient history, greatly distorting any useable information. They should leave all the guess work for inspector gadget and stick to fact.

    Medicine has not advanced in the last 50 years with all the electronics and technology because all of the information and data is subjective and technology is an average of information stored. Trusting your life to a doctor who thinks fringe information is useless is a waste of life and time and death tolls are rising and care is declining and hospitals are an industry worse than car salesmen. Maximizing profit is their only ambition and it restricts health care and medical services, and there is no such thing as a non profit health care systems funded by government. Saving a life is not cost effective, death and comfort management is where the profit lies.

  • DCNielsen Saratoga Springs, UT
    July 19, 2013 8:58 p.m.

    Family history actually is more significant that genetic diagnosis most of the time. Contrary to what some think as it being irrelevant or not interesting the amount of genetics required by medical boards has skyrocketed in the past few years. As for answering the unknown mostly for those working with families identifying the grey areas of family history it basically falls into general categories that typically are illuminated by other family history after those individuals. For example, what was once known as blue child syndromes is considered a likely congenital heart patient in family histories of congenital heart families. There are other indicators, but cardiology was what I had the pleasure of focusing on for the longest period of time. I hope this sheds some light on the subject. It continues to grow in all the various specialties and will play a greater role in your care over the next couple of years.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    July 19, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    Does anyone know of ways to determine cause of death when the situation isn't clear?
    My grandmother died in Orderville in the mid-1930s at a young age (under 40).
    She was sick for a couple of years. They pulled all of her teeth in a effort to save her. Some say cancer, others diabetes. The death certificate is no help.
    Are there medical sleuths out there who can help?

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    July 19, 2013 4:02 a.m.

    Not a chance. Family history is irrelevant when DNA changes are in place. Who want to give these medical technicians false information to lead them down the wrong diagnostic process?

    Anyone who puts any value in this kind of medicine will never be well. Most diseases are not curable and doctors make no guarantees other than you will be driven into poverty for his misdirection. Preventive health care is a joke and impossible when DNA are genetically modified beyond the ability of medicine to keep up. They don't even acknowledge that we Americans are under attack from DNA modified foods and transformation.

    The sad part is, all their training, knowledge and studies are based on the human body of 400 years ago and misdiagnosing has become so common they are writing laws to absolve themselves of any accountability as a doctor. They have lost touch with our DNA modifications over the last 25 years by the infusion of DNA adjusted food. They don't relate any disease to DNA adjusted foods yet our bodies have fine tuned itself to DNA input over the last 10,000 years of man, garbage in-garbage out (autism, obesity, cancers, deformities, etc.).

  • riverofsun St.George, Utah
    July 18, 2013 10:23 p.m.

    Necessary, probably.
    Fascinating historical reading....not.
    People tend to shy away from those who go on and on about this illness, and that surgery, and that diagnosis, and that treatment, and this pain here, and that pain there....
    Just keep the medical history short and concise.
    Then write the rest to be enjoyable reading for your descendants. Document the majority of your family history with wonderful, uplifting, interesting, and memorable experiences you have had during your lifetime.