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Last Posted: Sep 16, 2023
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How to Talk to Your Family About Their Heart Health History Even if you’re not super close to your relatives, you’ve got options.
K Miller, Self, September 2023

From the website: "If someone in your bio family has heart problems, don’t freak out: It doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically develop them too. Yes, that does increase your risk of developing an issue—but there are loads of other factors that might be meaningful, and this genetic link is just one part of a fuller picture. Bring any information you turn up to a primary care physician first (if you’re not already seeing a specialist): Depending on what you share, your PCP might refer you to a cardiologist who can take a closer look at your overall health, as well as any symptoms that could be indicative of a larger cardiovascular issue. "

Assessing a Polygenic Risk Score for Lung Cancer Susceptibility in Non-Hispanic White and Black Populations.
Matthew R Trendowski et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2023 8

Polygenic risk scores (PRS) have become an increasingly popular approach to evaluate cancer susceptibility, but have not adequately represented Black populations in model development. Methods: We used a previously published lung cancer PRS based on 80 SNPs associated with lung cancer risk in the OncoArray cohort and validated in UK Biobank. The PRS was evaluated for association with lung cancer risk adjusting for age, sex, total pack-years, family history of lung cancer, history of COPD, and the top five principal components for genetic ancestry.

Are You Up to Date on Your Preventive Care?
CDC, July 2023

Family health history is a record of the diseases and health conditions in your family. You and your family members share genes. You may also have behaviors in common, like what you do for physical activity and what you like to eat. You may live in the same area and come into contact with similar harmful things in the environment. Family history includes all of these factors, any of which can affect your health. If you have a family history of a chronic disease, like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or osteoporosis, you’re more likely to get that disease yourself.

Your Family Connects: A Theory-Based Intervention to Encourage Communication About Possible Inherited Cancer Risk among Ovarian Cancer Survivors and Close Relatives
J Zhao et al, Public Health Genomics, July 25, 2023

Encouraging family communication about possible genetic risk has become among the most important avenues for achieving the full potential of genomic discovery for primary and secondary prevention. Yet, effective family-wide risk communication (i.e., conveying genetic risk status and its meaning for other family members) remains a critical gap in the field. We aim to describe the iterative process of developing a scalable population-based communication outreach intervention, Your Family Connects.

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