Tips For a Healthy Heart

Take a look at some not-so-common tips for keeping your heart healthy as the new year is underway! heart-health-infographic

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Thanksgiving is Family Health History Day!

As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, it is important to note that Thanksgiving is National Family Health History day. Take a moment to read about the importance of family health history and how you can take advantage of the holidays to learn more about yours! 2015 FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY CARD

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Questions about newborn screening? Check out this article!

Do you, a family member, or a friend have questions about newborn screening? Check out this link below for frequently asked questions about newborn screening procedures. We think you will find it extremely helpful:

http://babysfirsttest.org/newborn-screening/screening-procedures

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DNA Day 2015 Webinar: The Importance of Online Family Health History Tools in Your Practice

The Center for Jewish Genetics coordinated with the Illinois Department of Public Health and iNet (Illinois Network for Education and Training) to provide this year’s Professional Education Activity. Please click on the link below to view this year’s DNA Day webinar: The Importance of Online Family Health History Tools in Your Practice.

https://westernilahecevents.webex.com/westernilahecevents/lsr.php?RCID=0f4e15921818185d7401cbb68bab19f0

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DNA Day 2015 Educational Material

Every year for the commemoration of DNA Day the Center for Jewish Genetics works alongside the Illinois Department of Public Health to distribute important material regarding genetic testing. This year, we made three different pamphlets that focused on updates in newborn screening, the importance of collecting one’s family health history, and online tools that aid in this collection. Check them out below!

What's New in Newborn Screening

What’s New in Newborn Screening

My Family Health History

My Family Health History

Online Tools for Collecting Family Health History

Online Tools for Collecting Family Health History

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Check out our DNA Day material on display!

The Center for Jewish Genetics sent packets of our DNA Day 2015 material to health care departments across Illinois! We then asked the departments to send us pictures of their material on display. We love to see how each health care department is promoting DNA Day in their community. Check out our pictures of our material on display!

Kanakee County Health Department

Kankakee County Health Department

St. Clair County Health Department

St. Clair County Health Department

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View our DNA Day Webinar NOW!

On April 21st the Center for Jewish Genetics hosted the annual DNA Day webinar which works to promote the importance of family health history and newborn screening. This year, we focused on online tools for collecting family health history in health care practice.

Click the link below to view the successful and informative webinar:

“The Importance of Online Family Health History Tools in Your Practice”

https://westernilahecevents.webex.com/westernilahecevents/lsr.php?RCID=0f4e15921818185d7401cbb68bab19f0

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