Holiday Booklets for Collecting Your Family Health History

This holiday season, give the give of family health history! Order these booklets below to share with your family and help to gather your family health history. Your family health history is an essential tool for prevention and treatment of genetic disorders.
http://www.genesinlife.org/order-family-health-history-booklets

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The Importance of Collecting Family Health History this Holiday Season

The holiday season is one of the best opportunitites to collect your family’s health history. Check out this video to better understand the importance of collecting and sharing your family health history:

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As the holiday season approaches…

As the holiday season with your family approaches, be sure to use this e-card to get the conversation going about your family health history!http://t.cdc.gov/ecards/message.aspx?cardid=526

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This Thanksgiving, give the gift of Family Health History!


Family holidays provide wonderful opportunities to collect your family health history. Check out the link below to share free family health history pamphlets by sending to your family or by ordering for your own use.

http://www.genesinlife.org/order-family-health-history-booklets

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Newborn Screening: The Importance of Baby’s First Test

The importance of newborn screening for genetic diseases is unquestionable, however it is natural to have questions regarding these tests on your baby. This short video helps to explain what to expect during a newborn’s screening. It will help walk parents-to-be through the heel stick, hearing, and pulse ox screenings.
Check it out!

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Family Health Histories: More than Just Asking Questions and Getting Answers

View our webinar for DNA Day IL 2014 here: https://westernilahecevents.webex.com/westernilahecevents/lsr.php?RCID=0520ed3c698f8f5d4930c1f8557b6352

Thanks to all who joined us on April 29th for our webinar in celebration of DNA Day 2014! If you missed our program on family health history and genetic health, you can view our recorded webinar now. There are great presentations from a genetic counselor and a personal story from an individual affected by Marfan syndrome.

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Registration for the DNA Day 2014 Webinar is Now Open!

Registration for the DNA Day 2014 Webinar is Now Open!

Part of the DNA Day 2014 activities is a webinar titled Family Health Histories: More than Just Asking Questions and Getting Answers, broadcast on Tuesday, April 29 at 12pm. Presenters will include Erin Torti, MS, CGC, from the Saint Louis University Division of Medical Genetics, and Josefa Villarrubia, a member of family affected by Marfan syndrome. Eligible webinar participants will receive a 1.0 nursing contact hour. If you’d like to register for the webinar, visit http://www.illinoisnetwork.org.

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