The holidays are a great time for family celebrations filled with good food, recollection of the good times and an opportunity to plan ahead
1. Let’s talk about…family medical history.
While you are restoring your kinships over caramel cake, use the time wisely to learn about your family medical history. Outside of knowing your personal medical history and medications, knowing your family medical history is the next best piece of information that you can understand. The doctor-patient relationship is just that — a relationship. It’s a melding of minds to allow for a collective understanding and decision-making.
Knowing what medical conditions your immediate and extended family members have conquered and are chronically managing is quite empowering and makes for a strong advocate on your own behalf.
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