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Making Histories: Tree of Life, A BRCA Conversation

Guest Blogger, Sherry Kabran, writes about her amazing new project, Tree of Life, A BRCA Conversation http://www.treeoflifebrca.org:

While in mourning, some try to cope with their emotions and loss by writing journals, going to support groups, blogging, running races, attending daily minyans, even starting cancer oriented organizations.  395 more words

Program For Jewish Genetic Health


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Celebrating Black History Month Through Health Awareness & Empowerment

History: February is recognized as Black History Month and has been celebrated since 1926. It first began as Negro History Week during the second week of February. 210 more words


I have heart disease. What do I do? Tips for living a heart healthy lifestyle.

As cardiologists, we look at risk factors for the development of coronary artery disease or heart artery blockages. These risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, and family history of heart disease. 241 more words


I support the American Heart Association and you should too!

I’m lucky to have a healthy heart, but others in my family are not. Heart disease runs in my family. When I was only 10 years old, my Dad had a heart attack. 368 more words


National Family Health History Day

Today is National Family Health History Day, which just so happens to fall on Thanksgiving! Just as you are spending time getting to know your loved ones and sharing a meal together, you should also take some time to learn about your family’s health history and what sort of genetic predispositions you may share. 42 more words


Celebrate Family Health History Day!

Ten years ago, the U.S. Surgeon General declared Thanksgiving Family Health History Day.  Family history is important for everyone: it is one of the strongest factors influencing risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. 244 more words