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Family health history

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Thanksgiving is a good time to address some issues about your health.

Dr. John Clay suggests taking the opportunity to talk about your family health history over turkey.

Family history is a vital component to the medical history and affects doctor's decision-making when treating patients

Many patients (particularly young people) do not know the medical problems their extended family may have.

Since you will be with many of those family members, Thanksgiving is a good time to talk.   

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