Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., has declared Thanksgiving 2008
the fifth annual National Family History Day
. He encourages everyone to use the occasion to discuss, identify and make a record of health problems that seem to run in the family. The Office of the Surgeon General has an updated Web tool to help create that health history.
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Visit the Surgeon General’s Web site to learn the importance of knowing about your family’s health history www.surgeongeneral.gov. You can find the “My Family Health Portrait” tool at www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/.